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Eungella National Park

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| 80 km west of Mackay, Eungella, Queensland QLD 4741, Australia
+61 7 4958 4750
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Platypus heaven

Interesting drive up from Mackay. The platypus viewing sites at Broken River are great. Really good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fran K
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Sydney, Australia
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Breathtaking Natural Scenery!

Coming from Western Australia, I have never seen such greenery in my life! Eungella National Park... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brendan S
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Perth, Australia
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“pioneer valley” (12 reviews)
“day trip” (10 reviews)
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| 80 km west of Mackay, Eungella, Queensland QLD 4741, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting drive up from Mackay. The platypus viewing sites at Broken River are great. Really good access, beautiful artistic and effective signage, and we happily watched us platypus under the bridge for more than half an hour. Cafe closed alas (we went to the Eungella...More

Thank Fran K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Coming from Western Australia, I have never seen such greenery in my life! Eungella National Park truly is an untouched natural wonder and in my opinion is worthy of World Heritage status. Being so close to Mackay, Eungella National Park is easily accessible by road...More

Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place, beautiful rainforest walks, lots of wildlife, breathtaking views. One of my fav places in the world. Very cold in winter

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your travelling through or around Mackay Eungella National Park is well worth the drive! With lots of national trails to follow there is plenty to see including varieties of Bats, Platypus and lots of plant life! Beautiful preserved it is sure to take your...More

1  Thank tillysnaith
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the drive up to the Eungella township to the views at the Sky Window it is amazing. The icing on the cake is spotting the Platypus at Broken river viewing area. We were lucky to see platypus at 3 locations and it was magical....More

Thank Adele L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have visited Eungella NP many times however recently we camped up there. Highly recommended! There are a few camping options to choose from both with toilets and fire rings. Eungella NP has lots of walking options and lovely views over the Pioneer Valley. There...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Platypus in their natural environment...wow!!! Eungella National Park has amazing views from the lookouts (make sure you check out Sky Window Lookout), and if you're lucky, great opportunities to spot some platypuses at Broken River. Note that you will require patience and persistence to see...More

1  Thank DatLoongJourney
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Wonderful views and beautiful landscape; great walks and relaxing atmosphere. Lovely coffee shop and cafe with helpful information office.

Thank Frances244
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Mackay and decided to drive out to Eungella National Park for the day. It is such a beautiful place way up in the mountains. From up the top we took photos of the steep and winding road we had travelled up...More

1  Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We waited for about 3 hours for the platypuses to show up and were ready to give up when we saw them! So happy we stuck it out, a true gem to see them frolicking around. Would recommend this to everyone but be patient and...More

1  Thank Jessica G
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Nathan F
23 January 2017|
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Response from Nancy K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if there are public transportation options. It's pretty far off the beaten path, so suspect you'd need a car.
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garysc1957
28 December 2016|
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Response from Diannemh46 | Reviewed this property |
It is all sealed unless you want to go up to the dam. We travelled to see the platypus in a little rental car, enjoy it is a very magical place.
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