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The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival
The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival
The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival
River Rock to Mountain Top
Map of The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival

The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival
Eungella, Mackay Area

03 - 16 May

07 4958 5194


The Pioneer Valley, located west of Mackay, Queensland, consists of 11 small rural communities and incorporates the Eungella National Park.

The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival celebrates the natural and man-made attributes of the Pioneer Valley and Eungella. The festival presents sub-events which appeal to every age group.

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Beginning with the Pioneer Valley Rotary Charity Tagalong Horse Ride and Bush Carnival, the festival includes World Sooty Grunter fishing competition, markets, Zach Mach Mackay Adventure Challenge, Wintermoon Folk festival, theatre performances, the spectacular Lantern Parade and free family entertainment, and includes a number of functions to celebrate Mother's Day.

In addition to the events, visitors can experience Eungella National Park - camping, rainforest walks and platypus viewing. All this is available less than one hours drive west of Mackay, Queensland.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Ambulance
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Child Activities
    Child Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Other Information

Children are welcome. The festival is designed for families to enjoy together. Some sub-events such as the fishing competition have junior entry categories.

Most sub-events cater for disabled access.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Restrictions apply to pets in the National Park, accommodation and some events. Contact event coordinator for details.

How To Get There

The Pioneer Valley is located west of Mackay in Central Queensland. Travel six and a half kilometres along the Peak Downs Highway from Mackay. Turn right onto the Mackay Eungella Road and travel 26 kilometres passing through Pleystowe and Marian townships to arrive at Mirani. Information is available at Melba House Visitor Information Centre, Marian.


Most sub-events are free entry or a gold coin donation.

Event Dates

03 - 16 May

Frequency: Annual

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
All Tickets$25.00   03 - 16 May   The Charity Horse Ride costs AUD25.00 per rider (registration and insurance) plus riders are encouraged to collect donations to be donated to cancer and heart disease research charities.


Pioneer Valley

Eungella Road
Queensland Australia 4754
Contact Details:
Phone: 07 4959 1811

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.