Located within the Eungella National Park near Mirani, this is a
spectacular piece of tropical rainforest, interspersed by pristine rock
pools and waterfalls. The Gorge is one of the most popular fresh water
swimming holes in the region with locals and visitors alike. The clear
rock pool, with water cascading down from tall boulders and large
rainforest trees tower above, is popular with swimmers.
There are two main bushwalks - the first track leads to the Araulen
Falls, which has a deep natural pool at its base, fringed by tropical
rainforest. The second longer walk, Wheel of Fire, which is a further
1.1 kilometres along, is just as spectacular as the Araluen Falls.
The road to Finch Hatton Gorge leaves the main Pioneer Valley road 1km
east of Finch Hatton Township. This narrow road is 10km long with 6km
of gravel. Creek crossings flood periodically. A car park is sited
adjacent to the National Park picnic area with toilets, picnic tables
and gas BBQ's. There is no National Park camping in Finch Hatton Gorge.
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At Finch Hatton Gorge, it is not unusual to see people hanging
around the rainforest, in fact, swinging through the trees. Forest
Flying is an eco-tourism experience set up to give you a unique view of
the rainforest. With a personal harness you can glide along the
350metres of cable from 25metres above the ground, controlling your own
speed and taking in the beauty below you. Ph (07) 4958 3359.