Mackay Highlands Great Walk

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 stunning grasstrees.

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 Highlands map.


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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.

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