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Seaforth QLD


Postcode: 4741

This peaceful little fishing village about 50km north of Mackay is favoured for its sheltered position in the arms of Halliday Bay. It’s a great fishing, boating and camping spot.

At low tide you can walk out along the mud flats from Finlayson Point to the minuscule Redcliff Islands. Cape Hillsborough and Wedge Island National Parks are just a short drive away.

If you’re looking for great fishing in tranquil surroundings, safe boating, gorgeous scenery, and superb local seafood, this is the spot. The local, all-tide boat ramp gives access to a wide range of fishing spots among the off-shore islands.

It’s quite safe to head out from Seaforth in a small tinny to try your luck among the reef fish off islands including Rabbit, Newry, Mousleum and Acacia, while you will need a larger craft if you set a course to the Smith group on the Cumberland Channel.

The trip to Seaforth takes you past beautiful and mountainous countryside. Seaforth itself is a quaint beachfront town that is also one of the most popular recreational fishing destinations in the region, especially from its well maintained boat ramp at Victor Creek.

Today sugar and tourism are thriving industries for Seaforth which 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. Accommodation for large groups can be arranged at Seaforth Sport and Recreation Centre.