Seaforth and nearby Halliday Beach are two pristine beaches located
50 kilometres north of Mackay. Both have stinger-resistant nets.
Largely untouched beaches, they are very popular with visitors and
locals for their picnic and barbecue areas dotted along the foreshore.
The trip to Seaforth takes you past beautiful and mountainous
Today sugar and tourism are thriving industries for Seaforth. the
township offers all vital services including two multi-purpose stores
that sell fuel, bait, take away food, souvenirs and supplies. Other
facilities include a bowls club, public swimming enclosure, nearby
public toilets, and a well maintained caravan and camping area located
directly on the beach.
Seaforth is on the Hibiscus Coast, a relatively small stretch of coast
to the north of Mackay is an area of relatively isolated beaches backed
by fertile sugar fields and unique mountain formations. It’s a 93
kilometre stretch of remarkably diverse landscapes that run from
Farleigh (20 km north of Mackay) to the cordial coastal town of Midge
Point. One of the main attractions along this route is the spectacular
816 hectare National Park of Cape Hillsborough.
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Nestled into the coastline where the rainforest meets the ocean,
this area is well-known for the wallabies that come down to the long
sandy beaches each morning at sunrise, its wonderful short walks, whale
watching from either Twin Beach or Turtle Lookout, and its rugged
coastline. Nearby Victor Creek provides access to Rabbit Island as well
as popular Newry Island. Continue north through the rolling landscape
and lush cane fields and stop in at Kuttabul, Mt Ossa, Calen, St
Helen’s and Midge Point before arriving at the northernmost point
in the Mackay region – Laguna Whitsundays. Here, day-trippers are
welcome to one of Australia’s greatest golfing treasures at
Turtle Point Golf Club.