Have you ever wanted to meet a platypus? Have you ever wanted to go diving in a rainforest? Hey, why not combine both? Mackay region offers the unique chance to go diving in its crystal clear waters WHILST meeting one of the world’s most elusive animals, the Australian platypus. Broken River
in Eungella National Park
and Oliver’s Pool near Finch Hatton Gorge
are recognised as the world’s best place to see these unusual semi-aquatic egg-laying mammals.
Eungella National Park is located 90km west of Mackay, offering over 22 kilometres of bushwalking tracks, breathtaking views and pristine swimming holes. Numerous accommodation options are available including a platypus bushcamp. This extremely shy creature is tough to spot, but your best chance of seeing it is at sunrise or sunset. Make sure to stay very quiet, and follow the trail of bubbles which indicates where the platypus will surface.