It is a beautiful national park high up in the mountains in central
coastal Queensland, known for a good few endemic animals and as a great
place to spot the platypus.
It's a windy road up to the mountains, with some great views over
Pioneer Valley. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail
A lot of the area has
been cleared but once in the national park, it's thick subtropical
are more than
20km of walking tracks in the park, which is also the starting point to
the 56km Mackay Highlands Great Walk.
Eungella. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy
There are two sections in this national park. Finch Hatton
has a great swimming
hole with a beautiful waterfall. The spot is a few km walk away from
the car park and picnic area. There are good chances to spot goannas
and other wildlife along the walk as well as at the falls.
Finch Hatton. by woowoowoo via
has a picnic area
and a national parks camping ground, and
some great bushwalking tracks.
Broken River. by Chip_2904 via Flickr.com
But most famously, it is a great place to see platypus. There is a
platypus viewing area near the bridge, and the best hours to see these
amazing animals is at dusk and dawn.
Platypus. by Chip_2904 via Flickr.com
Here's a map of the
cape. You can double-click
anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places
closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the
satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand
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