Via Bruce Highway
Situated 28 kilometres north west of Calen and one hour north of Mackay, Cathu State Forest is a scenic forest with tall eucalypts, dense rainforest and pine plantations.
There are spectacular views of the Whitsunday coastline. Access is by conventional car and permits are required for vehicle access beyond the camping area. The road is unsuitable for caravans. There is a large grassy area 200 metres past the old forest station site, which is self registry camping.