Eungella, Mackay Area
Enriched by dense sub-tropical rainforest with peaks shrouded in mist, a trip to Eungella National Park is both an exciting adventure and an escape to tranquillity.
Eungella National Park is one of Queensland's most ecologically diverse parks in Australia, with species from both tropical and sub-tropical groups living in the rainforest.
Walk one of the many well-formed trails that lead to natural wonders, including the Sky Window walk leading through layers of bright palms with dewy fronds, for a spectacular view across the Pioneer Valley. Much of the park is wilderness, dissected by rugged gorges, which can be explored along the Mackay Highlands Great Walk, a 56 kilometre trail starting in Eungella.
Get back to nature with a bush picnic at Broken River or walk the Broken River trail to the viewing platform to see a platypus swimming in its natural environment.
Watch for a colourful array of birds and butterflies, including blue-faced honeyeaters and rainbow lorikeets. At night go spotlighting to see gliders, tawny frogmouths and possums, or visit Eungella dam for sunset fishing.
There are many accommodation options in Eungella National Park which provides the perfect opportunity to extend your stay and witness a spectacular sunrise.