Platypus Lodge Restaurant & Cafe ******* only meters from the campgrounds
Visit Eungella & Broken River Today!
Located approximately an hour west of Mackay and 686 meters above sea level the township of Eungella boasts many unique attractions and facilities:
magnificent views of the Pioneer Valley
22 kilometres of bush walking tracks within sub-tropical rainforest including sections of the Mackay Highlands Great Walks
camping and resort accommodation
scenic & 4WD self - drive adventures
just to name a few! Eungella is the perfect destination for a day trip or an extended relaxing stay to unwind, recharge and forget life's problems. Download the “Welcome to Eungella” visitor guide (2.2MB).
Day 1 – Getting to Eungella – Broken River. If you are doing a self-drive trip, stop at Finch Hatton George, before you continue your journey up the Valley to Eungella and Broken River. The Gorge offers something for everyone with short walks winding through a complex rainforest environment with fast flowing streams, cascades and waterfalls. It is worthwhile arriving early in the afternoon at Eungella –Broken River, have a stop at the Sky Window lookout and take a short walk to the Strangler Fig Tree Arch which is half way on the Pine Grove – Cedar Track before checking in at your selected accommodation. At about 4:30 pm make your way to the new Broken River Platypus Walk. There are 3 platforms where you can see Platypus in the wild before recharging back at your accommodation for the day’s ahead.
Day 2 Eungella - Broken River.
Kick-start your day with breakfast and coffee in the rainforest at Platypus Lodge Restaurant & Café before taking a stroll through the new Visitors Information Centre at Broken River. Explore Eungella National Park which features over 20km of self-guided rainforest walking trails. Lunch like a local at the Historic Eungella Chalet with breathtaking views of the picturesque Pioneer Valley. Then take one of the self-drive scenic tours which lead you through the subtropical rainforest, picturesque rolling hills and to breathtaking lookouts.
Day 3 Scenic Drive to Eungella Dam or 4WD Adventure Drive.
Grab a bite to eat from one of the cafés or Restaurants Eungella has to offer. If you like water activities, then escape the National park and take a drive to the Eungella Dam, Eungella Dam lookout, Mt Barker Plateau. Bring your bathers, boat, canoe and windsurfer. Fishing is allowed if you have a permit. Diggings and Denham Range is more for the 4WD enthusiasts. The drives provide you with an incredible change of scenery and views. Finish your day with dinner and drinks at Broken River Mountain Resort - Possums Table Restaurant.