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Mackay - Eungella National Park
High above the surrounding plains, Eungella’s mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountains provide a home for a fascinating variety of unusual plants and animals, including the Eungella gastric brooding frog, Mackay tulip oak, Eungella spiny cray and Eungella honeyeater. This isolated mountain refuge lies close to the boundary between subtropical and tropical rainforests and supports species from both vegetation types.
Much of the park is wilderness dissected by gorges. Open eucalypt woodland grows on Dick’s Tableland in the rugged north-western part of the park. Rainforest trees, flowering bottlebrushes and tall river she-oaks line the meandering Broken River. Rainforest also grows around Finch Hatton Gorge.
Eungella is one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks with 860 plant species, including plants close to their distribution limit such as the Eungella satinash, regent bowerbird and Sydney blue gum. This diversity is matched by a wonderful variety of wildlife.
Turn off the Bruce Highway 91km south of Proserpine and drive 9km to Marian. Continue 62km to the park. From Mackay, drive 80km west along the Pioneer Valley Road to Eungella township.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)