Stunning scenery including dense rainforest, deep gorges, steep
escarpments and tranquil farming communities make the Mackay Highlands
Great Walk a very special experience. The track traverses Eungella
National Park, Crediton State Forest, and Homevale Resources Reserve
and National Park.
Starting at Eungella township, some of the walk's highlights include a
magnificent rainforest of red cedar, massive Mackay tulip oak, and
groves of piccabeen and Alexandra palms. Views of the Pioneer Valley
are a feature from several locations along the walk, and you might even
catch a glimpse of a platypus from the cool banks of Broken River.
Further along, the track will enter mixed eucalypt forests featuring
fragrant lemon-scented gums, bloodwoods, ironbarks, banksias and
Walk the Great Walk from north to south. This will allow you to follow
track markers and avoid very steep climbs in dry and exposed conditions.
To find out where each track section starts and finishes, match the map
references in the track descriptions below to the Eungella and Mackay
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Depending on how far you wish to walk, remember to arrange a
support vehicle to pick you up at a set place and time. The Mackay
Highlands and Eungella National Park visitor guide available from
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service gives detailed driving directions.