Jaxut Camping Area

National Park - Queensland

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This is a quiet retreat for people who like to relax and enjoy the bush. Go wildlife watching. See Ulysses butterflies, whiptail and agile wallabies and northern quolls.


Take your binoculars and go birdwatching. More than 100 species of birds have been seen in the forest. Picnic or camp beside Pandanus Creek at Jaxut, 200 m past the old forest station site.

Grassy, shady campsites, toilets, picnic tables, tap water, bins and fireplaces are provided. Pay your camping fees at the self-registration station. Take firewood and drinking water. Creek flow is seasonal.

Go for a scenic drive beyond the camping area. Enjoy spectacular views over the beautiful Whitsunday coast from the Clarke Range Lookout, 7km from the camping area. From Windy Point, you can see Eungella National Park to the south. Mountain bike riding and horseriding is allowed in the forest. Large grassy area 200m past the old forest station site. 

Cathu State Forest is a scenic forest with tall eucalyptus, dense rainforest and pine plantation. Spectacular views of the Whitsunday coastline. 

Cathu State Forest – Jaxut Camp Ground. Cathu is west of the Bruce Highway, 72km or one hour north of Mackay or 51km south of Proserpine. Jaxut is 12km off the highway. 

The access road is rough and unsuitable for caravans but conventional access is possible. High fire danger and wet weather can close the roads.  

Registered vehicles, motor cycles, trailbikes and bicycles may be driven or ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, an organised group activity or a competitive event. Conditionally registered vehicles are not permitted. The driver must hold a valid licence to operate the vehicle. 
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    Bruce Highway
    Bloomsbury, Queensland, 4800
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    -20.7966, 148.5469
    1300 130 372
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