Diversity Boardwalk
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 40 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 713 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough

  • End: 713 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Cape Hillsborough National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 1,000 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -20.9215995

  • Longitude: 149.0335751


Diversity Boardwalk is a 1.2km, grade 2 Return hike located in Cape Hillsborough National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 40 mins to complete.


Meander through Melaleuca woodland, a mangrove community, open eucalypt forest and vine thicket. The diversity of the unique flora that forms to create the natural paradise of Cape Hillsborough National Park is represented along the popular Diversity Boardwalk. This trail illustrates the way the Yuibera Aboriginal people used the park’s native plants for survival.

About the region

Cape Hillsborough is a national park in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.

The park is 837 km northwest of Brisbane. The park is a peninsula of volcanic origin, covered largely by rainforest; the maximum elevation is 267 m. The cape at the tip of the peninsula was named by Lieutenant James Cook during his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770; the name is in honour of Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough who was President of the Board of Trade and Plantations from 1765 to 1765. The nearest major town is Mackay, about 40 km to the southeast.

The park is located within the O’Connell River water catchment area and the Central Mackay Coast bioregion.

On National Parks Day 2010 (Sunday, 28 March 2010) the Queensland State Government announced the addition of 204 hectares to the park.

For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com