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Eungella Platypus
Eungella National Park
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Eungella
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Description

An hour west of Mackay, in the rainforest-clad mountains lies Eungella National Park and the township of Eungella, at the head of the Pioneer Valley. Australia's longest, oldest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, ranging over 51,700 hectares, the park draws its name from an Aboriginal word meaning 'Land of the Clouds'.

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Thousands of years of isolation have allowed the rainforest to nurture an abundance of native life such as the platypus, and is one of the very few places in Australia to spot this shy creature in its natural environment. Be at Broken River's platypus viewing platform at sunrise and sunset for a chance to spot this furry creature.

22 kilometres of existing bushwalking tracks, plus the Mackay Highlands Great Walk, offer increasing access with varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Wheelchair access is provided at the Sky Window walking track.

225 bird species have been recorded including the Eungella Honeyeater, Wompoo Pigeon, Crimson Rosella and Regent Bower Birds. It is also home to the Gastric Brooding Frog and the Orange-sided Skink plus many other rare natives.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving

Other Information

General Comments

The Eungella area has self contained, cabin, motel, caravan sites and national park camping. For detailed information on accommodation, walking tracks and flora and fauna, contact Melba House Visitor Information Centre or Mackay Visitor Information Centre.


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