Broken River

Eungella, Mackay Area

Located within the cool tranquillity of Eungella National Park, Broken River is touted as one of the best locations in the world to see a rare marsupial in the wild, a platypus.

A little over a one hour drive from Mackay, travel through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and climb the mountain range to Eungella township. Take the Eungella Dam road to Broken River.

Broken River is an excellent place to enjoy bush walks within Australia's largest stretch of continuous sub-tropical rainforest.

The platypus viewing deck is near Broken River's picnic grounds, where amenities such as public toilets, picnic tables and barbecues can be found. Camping permits and information about Broken River is available from the nearby Ranger's Station.

Platypus viewing is best done in the late afternoon or early morning. Look for air bubbles and ripples in the water to watch the platypus quickly surface. Stay still and quiet to improve your chances of seeing one.

When visiting a rainforest environment it is wise to carry insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes. Never attempt a river crossing when flooded and exercise caution during the wet season between November and April, as creek levels can rise quickly.

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Shop

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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
Eungella Dam Road
Eungella, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

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