Natural beauty. Stunning views and you just gotta see those platypus!!
Can be wet and misty at times.
Australia's best kept secret!
If you are doing a self drive road trip from Brisbane to far north Queensland it is well worth making a short detour to visit Eungella National Park.
There are many well marked and easy walking trails throughout the park which is well known for its local platypuses.
You will find a great observation point along one of the trails which looks down from up high into a natural pool where the platypuses live, work and play.
This information centre is also a pleasant picnic area. There is a nice walking track down to a water hole [ you might see a platypus ] plus other tracks that take you further into the forest.
The centre also provides maps and information on the elusive platypus.
There is a cafe, phone and toilet facilites as well.
There is also a campground — accessible only to walkers (about 600m away).
Camping costs are ... $4.50 per person per night. $18 per family per night.
Eungella is renowned for its dairy farms which spread throughout the district. Sadly there are not as many farms these days.
However the farming land with its green pastures and gentle rolling hills makes for a pleasant drive.
This camping ground really is off the beaten track.
It is only accessible by four wheel drive and there are no facilities at all. It is however quite beautiful and secluded. Tall gum trees are scattered throughout this shaded grassy clearing beside a section of Broken River. You may even be lucky enough to spot a platypus.
To camp you will need to obtain a permit at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in Eungella or Mackay. Also it is advised to be watchful of old mine shafts if hiking throughout the surrounding forest.
This lookout is found on the Sky Window walking trail.
This trail is only a short circuit - 300 metres.
It is wheel chair friendly and starts and finishes at the Sky Window picnic area.
This lookout has wonderful views down over the valley.
It is situated north of Eungella township on the Dalrymple road.