Set in the mountains, around 80 kilometres west of Mackay, Eungella National Park is one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks. It’s full of subtropical and tropical rainforests and is a wilderness wonderland to explore.
Bushwalking is fantastic at Eungella with more than 20 kilometres of stunning, rugged walking tracks that lead from hidden waterfall to scenic lookout. Enjoy a bush picnic under the boughs of huge and ancient trees or go spotlighting to spy gently on the range of native wildlife and forest creatures like the famous Platypus.
There’s also plenty of places to stay at Eungella. The township itself has magnificent views of the Pioneer Valley and you can either go camping or stay at luxury resort accommodation.
Araleun Falls in Eungella National Park.
Drop into the local community museum to check out all the hard work the volunteers have put in to collect information of times past.
Head further inland to Eungella Dam for great water activities like fishing and swimming. Check out Broken River if you want to see the shy Platypus in its natural habitat, there are viewing platforms set up to make this easier.
Bird lovers will marvel at the diversity of wildlife you can find within the region.
It’s the perfect destination for a day trip or an extended relaxing, visit Eungella to get back to nature and to spend a relaxing holiday away from the bustle of city life.
Image 1: By einalem from Leeds - Eungella National Park, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3401023
Image 2: By Klaus - Flickr: Wild Platypus 4, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32551315