Eungella, Mackay Area
Set in the mountains west of Mackay, Eungella National Park is one of Queensland's most ecologically diverse parks in Australia. Its 860 plant species include species from both subtropical and tropical rainforests. Much of the park is wilderness, dissected by rugged gorges. It is home to the Eungella honeyeater, one of five new Australian bird species discovered during the past 50 years.
Bushwalking is great at Eungella, with more than 20 kilometres of walking tracks, scenic lookouts and interesting plants and animals. From the viewing platform at Broken River visitors often see platypus diving to feed. Enjoy a bush picnic under huge swamp mahoganies and red gums. Go spotlighting to spy gently on many other forest residents. There are plenty of places to eat and stay at Eungella - a great excuse to extend your visit and get back to nature.