Coffee Van to Meet Visitors at Cape Hillsborough

In another sign of tourism’s resurgence across The Mackay Region, visitation to Cape Hillsborough continues to grow and attract investment.

From tomorrow morning, the aroma of fresh coffee will greet visitors to Cape Hillsborough’s wallaby experience. Ci Ella Espresso Owner Zoe Cooper said she was looking forward to serving coffee to visitors each morning at Cape Hillsborough.

“The Cape Hillsborough Sunrise with the Wallabies Experience has exploded in popularity and with over a hundred visitors each morning, this was an opportunity too good to pass up.”

Ms Cooper also touched on the story behind the Ci Ella (pronounced See Ella) name.

“Ci Ella is my partner Shane and I’s tribute to our daughter Ella, who passed away in 2017, aged three months. Ella spent her short life in the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and she never had the opportunity to go to the beach,” Ms Cooper said.

“It was always our dream to honour Ella in the naming of the business venture, so we chose Ci Ella as we would say every morning that we were going to 'See Ella' whilst she was in hospital.”

“If Ella were still alive today, I have no doubt that she would love Cape Hillsborough’s sunrises as much as we do, and the resident wallabies would bring a beautiful smile to her little face.”

Strong visitation to Cape Hillsborough has also created a much-welcomed boost for the region’s caravan parks.

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park Owner Renae Atherton said Queenslanders were out discovering new experiences and destinations.

“The Mackay Region is a destination that people are hearing about more and more, and they are wanting to experience it for themselves,” Mrs Atherton said.

Mackay Tourism Chief Executive Officer Tas Webber said the region was in a strong position to bounce back from COVID-19, presenting opportunities for further investment.

“It’s very pleasing to see economic development taking place to capitalise on Mackay’s world-famous natural attractions,” Mr Webber said.

“As the region’s tourism prospects remain very promising, there needs to be a renewed interest in private tourism investment.”

“With other catalyst projects coming to fruition, like the Finch Hatton Mountain Bike Track and Mackay Waterfront PDA, we look forward to welcoming further tourism investment to the region.”

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Friday, 11 September 2020