Teemburra Dam

Pinnacle, Mackay Area

Located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, Teemburra Dam is approximately 50 kilometres west of Mackay City on a fully sealed road.

The dam is a nature-lover's paradise. Made up of a mass of inlets and coves, it is easy to become entranced with the birds, fish and platypus which inhabit the area.

The dam was constructed in 1997 to cope with the increasing demand for town water storage and irrigation purposes. The dam itself has a surface area of 1040 hectares, an average depth of 14.2 metres and holds 147 500 mega litres of water at full capacity.

The dam is stocked by a local fish stocking group MAFSA with Sooty Grunter and Barramundi, who have also set up their own community hatchery to breed Sooty Grunter. A 25 horse power limit applies to all boats here with no water skiing allowed. A single lane concrete ramp is provided.

There is no camping allowed at the dam, however accommodation can be found in Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park and Kinchant Dam.

A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Teemburra Dam.


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Teemburra Dam Road
Pinnacle, Mackay Area

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Explorers' Haven Eungella Edge

Eungella, Mackay Area
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From AU$25.00 - 250.00
Spectacularly located on the edge of the Clarke range, Explorers' Haven offers relaxing accommodation with magnificent views over Eungella National Park and the Pioneer Valley. This unique, secluded, little park, formerly known as Eungella Holiday Park also offers grassed, powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites which also have breathtaking views of the valley below. Eungella is approximately 85 kilometres inland from Mackay, at the top of the range and 686 metres above sea level. The property borders on the lush rainforest of the Eungella National Park and is 500 metres from the first walking track which is part of the Mackay Hinterland Great Walks. The park is five kilometres from the platypus viewing platform at Broken River which is home to a sizeable platypus population. Explorers' Haven is ideally located to access the rainforest scenery of Eungella National Park and is a short drive from Mt Dalrymple, Queensland's second highest mountain at 1280 metres above sea level.

Eungella Chalet

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$115.00 - 195.00
Come and relax in the newly refurbished Eungella Chalet. They have a fresh new look. The outdoor eating area is enclosed so you can take in the Pioneer Valley Views. You can enjoy the fireplace for the cold evenings and the cool mountain breezes in the summer months. Restaurant opens from 8am for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Devonshire Tea, coffee and high tea, licensed bar and all day snacks. They have one and two bedroom fully self contained cabins with fireplace, television, front verandah to sit back and take in the beautiful views. Queen en-suite rooms are also in The Chalet. With close access to National park walking tracks. A scenic 80 kilometre drive trough the Pioneer Valley on sealed road to the top of the Clark Range. 5 kilometre drive to view the Platypus at Broken River situated in the Eungella National Park. Built as a guest house for people requiring clear mountain air, The Eungella Chalet has been a landmark in the local area for decades.
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From AU$430.00 - 580.00
The Feathered Nest - Luxury Wildlife Retreat is a luxury eco retreat in the heart of the Mackay / Whitsunday region. Nestled in a countryside setting,The Feathered Nest's modern, architecturally designed eco retreats are the perfect destination for a romantic get away, special occasion or mid week break. Enjoy the private deck with your own heated infinity edge plunge pool over looking the surrounding bush. Sometimes you just need to escape the rush of modern life, put your feet up and breathe in the fresh country air. You need a place to get away, to unwind and relax surrounded by stunning Australian flora and fauna. They will do everything they can to make sure your stay leaves you relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired so please let them know if you have any special requests. Every Friday and Saturday evening between 5.30pm and 7pm, join your hosts Gordon and Carol for 'Twilight Tastings' on the studio deck for a selection of complimentary beverages and canapés.

Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
From AU$155.00 - 155.00
Experience a restful change in natural lowland riverine rainforest. Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins is in a secluded valley off Pioneer Valley, 80 kilometres west of Mackay, where you will find deep swimming holes and well maintained walking tracks. Each self-contained holiday cabin has air-conditioning, full cooking facilities and is fully screened. Linen is provided for all accommodation. The covered barbecue area overlooking a spring fed creek is a great place for socialising or you can find a quiet spot by the creek to relax. Accommodation and meal packages available, please enquire direct.

Broken River Mountain Resort

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$140.00 - 280.00
Spend the night with a platypus. Broken River Mountain Resort is an Eco-tourism establishment based at Eungella National Park in the hinterland of the Whitsundays and about 85 kilometres west from Mackay and is accessible on a sealed road. They aim to provide clean, comfortable accommodation and excellent meals for you whether you are seeking an unforgettable nature based experience or just to relax and rejuvenate in the mountains. The Resort also offers an up to date conference facility for groups of up to 50. The property is located on a riverbank overlooking a significant platypus habitat and is surrounded by pristine sub tropical rainforest. Accommodation is provided in self contained lodges featuring timber construction and equipped with all the creature comforts most of us have come to expect. The theme continues to the main lodge and restaurant where the emphasis is on uncomplicated dining in a tranquil atmosphere.

Eungella Mountain Edge Escape

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$120.00 - 140.00
Eungella Mountain Edge Escape provides one and two bedroom self contained holiday cabins, perched on the edge of Clarke Range and situated 2,400 feet above sea level! Breathtaking views of the picturesque Pioneer Valley can be observed from the comfort of your own private balcony. With over 227 recorded bird species (including the Eungella Honeyeater, endemic to Eungella), Eungella National Park is the ultimate haven for bird watchers! Eungella National park features over 20 kilometres of self guided sub-tropical rainforest walking trails. Explorers can enjoy a variety of walks, catering to all fitness levels. Platypus can be observed at Eungella National Park. Spend a relaxing day at Eungella Dam. The Dam is ideal for the boating, camping and fishing enthusiast (fishing permit required, prior to arrival). Located just 30 kilometres from the cabins. Finch Hatton Gorge is well worth discovering. Stroll through magnificent rainforest, then take a refreshing dip in the striking natural pools of Aralulen Falls and Wheel of Fire Falls. Located just 30 kilometres from Eungella. Cabins feature reverse cycle air conditioning and private balcony with views! Disabled facilities are available in two bedroom accommodation. Covered parking.
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From AU$255.00 - 275.00
Stay the night. Let's start by saying "she's" truely unique. The "Old School" like most call her, was formerly Septimus State School. After her days of nurturing little ones she has founded her new purpose; she now accommodates people wanting a quiet and relaxing getaway. Their delightful home still retains the outer appearance of the 1960s school, whilst inside has been tastefully transformed into luxurious king and queen rooms, each with it's own ensuite. Their Bed and Breakfast style accommodation is perfect for that romantic getaway or small group gathering, with only two sleeping quarters appointed for overnight guests. You can find her nestled among the rolling hills and flowing cane fields that surround the small town of Septimus, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Queensland, only 60 kilometres from Mackay. Mud Bath Oasis - Fancy unwinding whilst soaking in a mineral rich Mud Bath in an outdoor gazebo hut? All overnight stays include a double pass to their Mud Bath Oasis for a unique experience. While you stay, combine your experience with the services of a local masseuse and beautician to supply you with the ultimate outdoor day spa experience you'll never forget!
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