Spot shy platypus and swim in crystal-clear waterholes within the fertile Pioneer Valley, 80 kilometres (1.5 hours) west of Mackay.
Change of scenery
Zipline 25 metres above the rainforest canopy of Finch Hatton Gorge or slide into a swimming hole n the forest floor below.
Hike the Mackay Highlands Great Walk within Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest in Eungella National Park, complete with towering red cedar, Mackay tulip oak and groves of piccabeen and Alexandra palms.
Watch the sugar cane be harvested from the valley during June to November in preparation for crushing at the riverside Sugar Mill at Marian.
Wait patiently on the banks of Broken River for elusive platypus and turtles to pop their heads above water.
Swim, water-ski or fish in Eungella Dam and overnight in a comfortable mountain chalet or camp under the stars.