Cape Palmerston is a great untouched expanse Covering over 7200 hectares and can be found 110kms south of Mackay. Once you reach the beach, access to the area is by 4wd only and it pays to be self-sufficient in regards to supplies and recovery equipment.
The remoteness of the area will reward you with a bounty of natural riches and have large open beaches and entire campsite areas to yourself are not uncommon mid-week.
The east side of the island can be quite shallow on low tide and launching and retrieving your boat is better suited to higher tides.
The west side of the cape though is more accessible and is preferred my many as there is lots of options to target Barramundi, Mangrove Jacks and Mud Crabs in the creeks or you can push out wider for more open water species.
Bush camping is allowed but there are 3 main designated camp site options in Cape Palmerston.
Cape Palmerston National Park can be found 110kms south of Mackay.