Eungella National Park, Eungella

#54 of 254 in Nature in Queensland
Must see · National Park · Nature / Park
Eungella is an Australian township nestled on the edge of the Clarke Range at the end of the Pioneer Valley 80 km west of Mackay, and 858 km northwest of Brisbane. Eungella is noted for the national park which surrounds it. It is considered to be the longest continual stretch of sub-tropical rainforest in Australia. The original inhabitants are the Wirri people. The park is covered by dense rainforest and is known for its platypuses. Also, it has a dam that supplies water for Collinsville, Mackay and Moranbah.
Eungella National Park is located on an isolated massif about 80 km west of Mackay in North–central Queensland. The Eungella Plateau rises to 1259m at Mt Dalrymple and to similar elevation at Mt William, forming part of the Clarke Range. The park preserves about half (30,000 ha) the area of rainforest present at the time of European settlement, which has been much reduced by logging. Rainforest in the National Park ranges from high elevation, notophyll vine forest to low elevation mesophyll forests at the base of the ranges. Notophyll vine forest with tall eucalypts such as red stringybark is found on the ridges of eastern facing slopes and drier western slopes often contain hoop pine. The rainforests of the Eungella massif represent one of the most isolated patches of this vegetation type in Australia. The rainforest is bordered by eucalypt forests and woodlands across much of its extent.
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  • The rainforest walks are beautiful. There are many lovely picnic areas to enjoy. We did the Granite Bend circuit and Rainforest circuit. There were heaps of bats on the Pine Grove walk  more »
  • The road up to the mountains across the flat sugarcane lands is very steep and windy but well worth the effort. Eungella is 80kms from Mackay one way and the steep part is not too long. After...  more »
  • Beautiful little spot with toilet and shower facilities for camping (looked like these may need to be booked). Quiet viewing areas for spotting platypus in the wild. Be there at dawn or dusk and be courteous of others and the wildlife for best chances to see one.
  • What a fantastic spot. Such beauty at our door step.

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