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Mackay Highlands Great Walk
Eungella, Mackay Area

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Stunning scenery including dense rainforest, deep gorges, steep escarpments and tranquil farming communities make the Mackay Highlands Great Walk a very special experience. The track traverses Eungella National Park, Crediton State Forest, and Homevale Resources Reserve and National Park.

Eungella National Park is a nature lover's paradise as it is located close to the boundary between subtropical and tropical rainforest, the area supports species from both vegetation types. Starting at Eungella township, some of the walk's highlights include a magnificent rainforest of red cedar, massive Mackay tulip oak, and groves of piccabeen and Alexandra palms.

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Views of the Pioneer Valley are a feature from several locations along the walk, and you might even catch a glimpse of a platypus from the cool banks of Broken River. Further along, the track will enter mixed eucalypt forests featuring fragrant lemon-scented gums, bloodwoods, ironbarks, banksias and stunning grasstrees.

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About the Walk

50 kilometres
4-6 days
Multi-Day Walk
One way
Pine Grove, Eungella township
Moonlight Dam or Mt Britton

Walk Highlights

  • Deep gorges
  • Sounds of bush birds
  • Dramatic cliffs
  • Platypus viewing

Walk Hints

QPWS strongly recommends walking this track from north to south to follow directional markers and avoid extremely steep, exposed climbs.

Treat water before drinking and before setting off remember to arrange a support vehicle to pick you up at a set time and place. Do not rely on mobile phone coverage and be prepared for track closure during high fire danger.

Walkers must be self-sufficient and should wear boots suitable for wet conditions. The track south of Crediton Hall is rugged and remote so be prepared and know your limits.

Best Time To Go

Walk between April and September to avoid wet and dry weather extremes.

Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet


  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

How To Get There:
Turn off the Bruce Highway 91 kilometres south of Proserpine and drive nine kilometres to Marian. Continue 62 kilometres to the park. From Mackay, drive 80 kilometres west along the Pioneer Valley Road to Eungella township.

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Mackay Eungella Road
Eungella National Park
Queensland 4757 Australia

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