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Eungella National Park

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Address: | 80 km west of Mackay, Queensland QLD 4741, Australia
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+61 7 4958 4750

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Great walks! Great views!

We've experienced probably half of the walks on offer in the Pioneer Valley. The Finch Hatton Gorge is amazing with the beautiful rainforest, moss covered rocks, trees and stumps... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Rockhampton, Australia
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Rockhampton, Australia
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We've experienced probably half of the walks on offer in the Pioneer Valley. The Finch Hatton Gorge is amazing with the beautiful rainforest, moss covered rocks, trees and stumps while walking alongside the creeks and streams. The walk is worth it to the Wheel of Fire Falls, just be prepared for a few hundred steps. Peases lookout at Eungella could... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here on our way from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton. The park is really beautiful, very quiet and peaceful. You drive up quite a steep hill to get there and the views are magnificent. We saw lots of lizards and turtles but sadly no platypus. Bring a picnic and make a day of it

1 Thank SalsaSallly
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Took about an hour to drive from Mackay to get up to Eungella. Make sure you take your bathers, there is a swim at both the two walks. We walked the 300 steps up to the ring of fire with our 6, 8 and 11 year old with no issues. Such a beautiful walk, lush rainforest, running waterfalls and beautiful... More 

1 Thank SandyAust
Port Hedland, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This area is a real Gem in the Mackay region and well worth a visit. We are locals so tend to brag a bit, but with good cause. In a nutshell it's a great weekend getaway or a fantastic day trip. You can do a bit of 4x4 wheel driving, trek, swim, grab a light meal - the options are... More 

1 Thank lr0001258
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The park is great. Good sceneries and easy walks. Of course you'll go there to see platypuses. We also saw a snake, big lizards, a handfull of turtles and plenty of birds. The place os a good cool stop from the warm tropical coast.

1 Thank Jeremie H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Really enjoyed the sky window walk and the platypus walk (even though we didnot see one) Well set out and easy grades

1 Thank Bruce M
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

There are so many things to see and do at Eungella National Park. We were thrilled to see a platypus at Broken River and found that it wasn't the noise that frightened them but movement. Many turtles also raised their heads to say hi. The views were magnificent but the weather can close in on you. The walks were special... More 

1 Thank 255068Karen
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped at the Eungella National Park on our road trip from Sydney to Cairns. We had booked and paid our camping spot at the Broken River Bush Camp upfront and were a bit surprised to see that the campsite was almost full when we arrived. It seems that not everyone is really sticking to the reservation system and just... More 

1 Thank Bram G
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The Eungella National Park is quite special. My husband and I hiked from the Eungella Chalet down to Broken River yesterday (6 miles?). The trail was well-maintained, beautiful, and with a diversity of plant, insect and bird communities. We were fortunate enough to see about 10 different platypus after reaching the Broken River camp, in the river, along with many... More 

1 Thank Nancy K
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great to travel through the sugar cane up the valley to this lovely spot. Great views at the top of the pioneer valley. Got some nice shots of the bush turkey. Not far to to broken river and the platypus.

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