Discover the best of nature's secrets.......
Birds: With over 227 recorded bird species, Eungella National Park is the ultimate haven for bird lovers! Twitchers and Birders will be captivated by the variety of birds found in the region, including the Regent Bower bird, Noisy Pitta, Wompoo pigeon and of course, the Eungella Honeyeater (endemic to Eungella National Park and can only be found here!). Scroll through our website for information on sightings, or download a bird list.
Eungella Dam and fishing: Spend a relaxing day surrounded by cool waters and wildlife at Eungella Dam, or lake. Eungella Dam is one of Queensland's more established freshwater fisheries, the perfect place to visit for the boating, camping, or fishing enthusiast (fishing permit required prior to arrival). The dam was constructed in 1969, and is located on Eungella Dam road, just 33 km from Eungella township (travel by partially sealed and unsealed road). Fishing permits can be purchased from most boat and tackle stores in Mackay, Melba House (Marian), or click the online link fishing permit. The large fresh water dam is stocked with Barramundi (Barra), Sooty Grunter (Sootys or Black Bream), Saratoga and Sleepy Cod. Lures and bait prawns are best options. Canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing and swimming are popular activities. No marine craft or fishing tackle hire, so take your own along. Camping facilities include toilets and cold showers. Wood fired barbecues, toilets and picnic tables are located at the picnic area (near Dam wall). Camping is self-registration. For more information on camping at Eungella Dam, contact Sunwater. The Dam is also the customary venue for the World Sooty Grunter fishing Championships, which are held annually.
The nearest fuel service station (BP) is located down the valley, just East of Finch Hatton township.
Our cabins are centrally located and just walking distance to the Eungella Chalet (Hotel), Store, rainforest walk entrance, tennis court, restaurant, dining and lookout. Only 5 km to Broken River, Platypus viewing, National Park camping, Information centre and meals. Just 30km to beautiful Finch Hatton Gorge where you can swim, hike and admire stunning waterfalls!
Directions: Find us on North Street (first street on right, at top of Eungella range). Located 80 km inland from the Eastern Coast of Mackay, Queensland. Approximately 970 km (603 miles) North of Brisbane, Australia, and only 2.5 hrs to Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays.
For an additional source of Eungella information, please visit the website http://www.eungella.com.au/
Experience the natural attractions and unique wildlife of this beautiful part of the world. We hope to see you soon!