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Ballantyne's strawberry farm

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Situated in beautiful Camerons Pocket, 12 kilometres from our park, turn off Calen-Mt. Charlton Road on to Brodies Road. It is a "TO DO" experience in our area. Open from June till the end of September, you can pick your own or just simply try their delicious Strawberry treats from the Café.

Contact (07)49588674 for opening hours and days.

lunch or dinner at Calen hotel

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Rebuilt in 2013 after a devastation fire gutted the old original pub on 27th of April, 2012, this pub still remains to be the heart of Calen. With great service, fantastic food & smiling staff, pop in and say hi while your here and be sure to have a look at the memorabilia from that heart retching fire. Phone:(07)49588266

old station teahouse

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Situated on Cape Hillsborough Road, Ball Bay, it is a timely experience. Serving Devonshire Teas, Homemade Wood fire Pizza and much more. Open daily from 9am till 3pm, it's a lovely day out. And BEST OF ALL they are DOG FRIENDLY.

Contact the staff on (07) 49590528

pinniacle hotel

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Situated on the Mackay-Eungella Road, 45 minutes west of our park and is well worth the drive. This hotel is FAMOUS for their PIES! They are open from 10am 7 days a week and serve all day lunch. Often having live music on the weekends, just a perfect stop on the way up or back from visiting Eungella National Park.

Contact Staff on  (0)749585207

eungella national park

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This national park, 1 hour drive west, on top of the Clarke Ranges, is rich with history of gold mining, timber, dairying and tourism. Walking track to cover everyone fitness levels including 25 kilometres of graded walking tracks (including a 300mt wheelchair accessible walk), a 17 kilometre circuit hike and a 57 kilometre Mackay Highlands Great Walk. Eungella supports a lovely community with local food, craft, galleries, souvenirs and Platypus viewing.

St. helens bowls club

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  This lovely local Bowls Clubs is on Pratts Road, only a few minutes’ drive from our park. They have social bowls all year round for all types of players, from the professional to the first timers. 

For more information, call the staff on
(07)49588141

  


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boulder creek picnic area

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 What a magic little area this spot is! Great for day trips, they have wood BBQ's and picnic tables, as well as a Windy Loo. Not to mention the picnic area is situated right on the all year round flowing Boulder Creek. It is about a 20 minute drive along Calen-Mt. Charlton Road with great little swimming holes suitable for all ages 

finch hatton gorge

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This Gorge is about an hour’s drive west of us on the Mackay-Eungella Road heading towards the Eungella National Park. The Gorge is well signed and easy to find with walks ranging from easy to hard, and beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes. The Gorge gets a lot of seasonal rain and sometimes can be closed due to high creek levels, check in with local to see about access.
There are toilets but NO BINS - PLEASE TAKE YOUR RUBBISH!!!

cathu state forest

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Situated 27 kilometres north west, caters for those thrill enthusiast or those just young at heart. With 4x4 track to one AWESOME look out, dirt bike rider welcome, mountain bikes also. More suited for dry weather, but can be fun in the wet too. This is a State Forest, so be respectful and leave nothing but your tracks behind.
For more information contact the Department of Environment and Science on 137468

cape Hillsborough national park

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30 minutes east of our park is the coastal National Park of Cape Hillsborough. Known for the Kangaroos that like to laze about on the beach, this area is very diverse with rainforests, eucalypt forests, beaches, rocky headlands covered in hoop pines, and volcanic rock formations. Bush walks and picnic areas with a nice playground make for a lovely day trip. REMIDER this is a National Park so NOT DOG FRIENDLY.

  

St. Helens beach

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As our local beach, it is small but BEAUTIFUL. Just a handful of locals live in this small fishing village but what a nice spot it is, just ask a local - they'll tell you :) It has a scenic beachfront playground and BBQ area with a DOG FRIENDLY BEACH to make it a tick off the list visit. Pack a picnic, a fishing rod and the family and make a day of it.

Camerons pocket tourist drive

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This scenic drive, yet to be known by all is a great look into how the mountains meet the land. Weaving though cane farming, rainforest, cattle farms, past popular tourist attractions such as the Strawberry Farm & Boulder Creek. It follows the Calen-Mt. Charlton Road, turning at the Mirani-Mt. Ossa Road, a 40 kilometre round trip from our park and back to our park.