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Map of Broken River
Eungella Dam Road
Queensland 4757 Australia

Broken River
Eungella, Mackay Area

Free Entry

07 4944 5888


Visit Broken River in Eungella National Park for one of the best spots in Australia to see a platypus in its natural environment. The platypus is most active during dusk and dawn or cloudy and overcast days, from the viewing platform or under the traffic bridge.

Be sure to call into the Information Centre at Broken River for more information about the platypus and National Park. Four of the nine walking trails can be accessed from Broken River and they all differ in difficulty and distance to suit all abilities.

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National park camping is available at Fern Flat opposite Broken River. Camping permits are required prior to arrival and can be made online or call.

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Walking

Open Times

Access available 24 hours

Other Information

Platypus viewing deck has wheelchair access.

Disabled Comments

Broken River is a part of Eungella National Park and therefore pets are not allowed in the area.

Free Entry

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