The best camping near Eungella National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Eungella National Park adventure.

Australia’s longest stretch of subtropical rainforest has riverside hikes and platypus sightings.  

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Hold It Flats

130 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Yalboroo, QLD
Hold it Flats is a 120 acre property that borders the beautiful O'Connell River that has water all year round. Take a walk around the property to check out some of the creatures that have been built out of scrap metal and bush bars that have been built all around the property. There is nice shady, green grass and flat camping sites right beside the river with hot showers and flushing toilets. There is plenty of room and some great tracks for the kids and the big kids to ride their push bikes on. The swimming hole is about 2 meters deep and has big shady trees on the edge. There is also enough room for kids to bring their kayaks and have a paddle along the river. All campsites can be provided with their own fire pit. You just pick your spot and we will bring a portable fire pit to you. Fire wood can be purchased at the property. All rubbish must be taken when you, there are no rubbish bins provided.
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Creek and Antique Camping

25 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Mackay, QLD
We have a selection of beautiful creek side locations where you can enjoy the clear, fresh running water and a selection of other sites only a short walk from the water. If you prefer you can 4WD to the back of the property with a camper trailer or roof top camper, this will also get you to a height that overlooks the Calen township and the ocean. Conveniently located just a short drive off the Bruce Highway, you will have your own private area without disturbances other than the odd cow, horse or wallaby wandering around. While staying, you will have the opportunity to take a walk into the past to view a private collection of Australiana, including a working stationary, engine display and vintage kitchen with wood stove. Access to the property is via a creek crossing so it is advisable to phone ahead if there has been recent rain or rainfall is forecast. Two port-a-loos are located on the property but campers will need their own shower facilities and take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are permitted but must be contained at all times in a fire pit. Calen is a small cane growing and cattle town with a general store, pharmacy, service station, butcher and the local pub. Zarby's cafe is a short drive away if you would like to dine in for breakfast or lunch in a retro style setting. Each site fee is for 2 adults and kids stay at no cost Pets are welcome.
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Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

18 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Yalboroo, QLD
Everybody Welcome! Just bring a great attitude and enjoy a peaceful stay :) Located on the beautiful O'Connell River, this camp site is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes including a mountain range and the river. The property boasts many areas to go for walks, enjoy the wildlife and relax. You can enjoy spacious camping choices either along the river or on other selected areas throughout the property (we will show you where). We always ensure a limited number of campers so you get the space and tranquility you deserve on your camping trip. No side by side camping, always spacious and comfortable. There is access to a large number of compostable toilets, and composting and recycling facilities are available (we ask that you please take all general rubbish with you). Wildlife is in abundance throughout the property and includes grazing wallabies, ducks and birdlife which are an everyday occurrence. The property is also the home of our Festival - Mushroom Valley, throughout the site you will find different pieces of artwork, decor and permanent structures that bring artistic life to the site. We are a friendly and relaxed family who live on the site and we look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of paradise. Well behaved pets are welcome, please discuss with us upon booking :)
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Valley View Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Finch Hatton, QLD
Valley View Camping is a 10-acre property, bordered by the magical Eungella National Park. Our place makes a great base to explore the remarkable Finch Hatton Gorge and its many waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulders. We have two large, flat, grassed paddocks with sweeping mountain views. We offer up to six campsites, all accessible for any type of vehicle, and you choose where you want to pitch/park on arrival. Both paddocks have easy access to flushing toilets and hot showers. However, the lower paddock has our playground and undercover areas. Your own pets are welcome, we just ask you to please pick up after them. Campfires are permitted only if you have your own firepit, brazier or similar and you bring your own firewood. We welcome campers here to enjoy our stunning and peaceful corner of the world, so no loud music please and generators off between the hours of 10pm - 8am.
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AU$22
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Dalrymple Heights Rainforest Stay

1 site · RV, Tent150 acres · Mackay, QLD
If you want to get away from it all and relax beside a beautiful crystal clear spring-fed creek with a rainforest backdrop while clouds float by, then this is a place for you. We have one creek site with or without power, you will have the place to yourselves with the exception of us in the main residence up the hill. We are not a commercial campground and are in process of restoring the property back to its glory and bring back the native animals after being effected by bushfires in 2018. There are BBQ and fire pit areas setup for your use at the site and firewood is readily available at fee. The property is located 800m above sea level 11km up Dalrymple Road in Eungella. The property entrance is concealed and on the left side were wheelie bins are located and opposite a traffic mirror. From the front gate which is on your left and has a Land for Wildlife sign is a locked gate. Eungella National Park is boarding the back of the property where the cloud rainforest and creek are located. Nights can be cold and rain sometimes unpredictable. We have a 150 acre property, 50 acres of which is rainforest with a magical creek winding through it. Rainforest walks have been marked or you can just follow the creek and discover secluded swimming holes with small waterfalls. There are leaches in the rainforest and we recommend that you bring insect repellent and adequate hiking gear. You will love the bird watching, sighting the native animals with many rare species around. Forest bathing is a must with areas setup to sit and relax. During November firefly´s drift through the property at dusk. Rosellas, King Parrots and Finch's are popular on the property and Cockatoos make a regular visit. After a good rain, a frog fest starts and can be heard all night. There are chickens free ranging and Kookaburras have a good laugh at them most days. Access to the property is by booking only, we recommend, 4WD and AWD during the wet season but 2WD is ok during the dry times. High clearance caravans up to 7m or medium size campers are ok, we have a long gravel entry road into the property with inclines and tight bends as shown in photos. A tractor is available on site if needed in wet conditions. Campers are preferred to have own amenities and all waste has to be collected and taken off the property. Use of the amenity block is available at the main residence and on request. Washing machine and dryer are available for a fee. Please contact us if you need further information. This is a dog (10kg and less) and horse friendly property. We have many ground feeding birds and wallabies and request that animals not wonder unattended. If your pet is well trained and can be restrained from casing wildlife please ask for confirmation to bring them along. Please note that we have parasite ticks on the property and recommend that you give your pet a tick treatment prior to arriving. We have no mobile phone coverage on the camp site, limited coverage if you drive up the hill at the highest point. Internet is available at the main residence at a fee per stay.
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Platypus Bush Camp

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Finch Hatton, QLD
The Platypus Bush Camp is nestled within the enchanting lowland palm-rivine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge. The stunning creek that meanders through the property provides fantastic swimming spots. The property boasts modern amenities such as flush toilets, stunning rainforest showers, inviting picnic and dining spots, a fully equipped kitchen, and a charming dining hut, all set amidst the lush natural beauty of the rainforest and crystal clear creeks. Accomodation options include:
 - 10 unpowered sites available which suit a variety of set ups - please refer to each site description for specific site size and RV details. - 6 unpowered tent sites in a common grassed area - no vehicles are permitted on the grassed area. - 2 huts with provided bedding. Pets are welcome - as long as they are well behaved and owners clean up after them. There is a central fire pit for use. The property is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley just outside Mackay, Queensland. It's conveniently located 2 kilometres from the breathtaking Finch Hatton Gorge in the Eungella National Park. Just 1 hour drive from Mackay and 2 hours from Airlie Beach.

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Diamond Ridge Grazing

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Crediton, QLD
When people visit Diamond Ridge Grazing they feel like they have stepped back in time. With limited phone reception you will be able to fully immerse yourself in nature and enjoy all the beauty our property has to offer. The property offers large grassy camping areas and as we are over 800 metres above sea level you can enjoy a lovely cool mountainous climate. There is also a flush toilet available at the farm shed. It is the perfect place to relax and switch off from the world. There is plenty of star gazing and bird watching opportunities or you may just enjoy watching the horses and cattle grazing. If you're lucky you may even spot a Platypus swimming! You are also welcome to enjoy walking around the property but please speak to your host before approaching any of the animals on the property. You can enjoy all your favourite water sports only 20 minutes away at Eungella Dam. You can also find phone service about 2 kilometres from the property if required. Campfires are permitted pending there are no restrictions in place and we can supply firewood for you. Pets are welcome on leash and please advise the host in advance if your pet will be coming with you.
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Forest Flying Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mackay, QLD
If you want to get away from the rat race for a while this is your ideal location. We take one booking at any one time. You have the site all to yourselves. Your site is three acres of privacy and seclusion, rainforest and a beautiful freshwater creek. Close to walks to Araluen Cascades and the Wheel of fire falls at Finch Hatton Gorge. There are no facilities here, so you need to be fully self-contained. No wifi. No mobile coverage (great to get the kids off the screens). There is plenty of water, firewood and wildlife though. Sometimes you won't be able to access the site as creek floods in heavy rain - can be cut off. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please note check in is between 2 pm and 5 pm unless arranged otherwise. Access is best suited to 4WD or High Clearance vehicles. Not suitable for small cars. The site is suitable for caravans/trailers 6 metres long or smaller. We can accommodate up to six vehicles on the site (for a large group. travelling together). Forest Flying rainforest activity is next door. ($90 per person - booking essential). Please see www.forestflying.com for details. NOTE: check our directions once your booking is confirmed.
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Eungella-creek-nature-stay

18 sites · RVs, Tents1065 acres · Eungella, QLD
Eungella-creek-nature-stay is a private property located approximately 5km from the Eungella-township and 85km west of Mackay. Eungella; meaning land of the clouds in Wirri language is home to many rare and delicate animals and plants. The area is amongst the most diverse landscapes in the nation. Eungella is visited by nature lovers and health enthusiasts from all around the world. We welcome friends of nature to share our backyard. Our camp-sites all offer a spacious, secluded and natural stay experience. Pure mountain spring water flows down glory creek and is blissfully refreshing in the hotter months. For the health and ice-bath enthusiasts it is intensely-invigorating in the winter months. You have come to the right place if you are seeking a private, secluded nature stay with access to pristine water. Our home's permaculture style gardens have been carefully constructed to circulate the systems elements to achieve efficient energy flows by design, were products from one element feeds the next. We are holistic food lovers and are designing our home to provide us with divine garden to plate experiences. Glory creek winds through the property with many amazing camp sites along its banks. We have several spots available depending on what you are after. All sites require 4WD vehicles for access. *Your site options may vary on the day depending on the availability, group size, creek level and weather conditions. ******4WD VEHICLES ONLY****** Respect the peace and tranquillity appreciated by our guests and do your part to maintain that. No generators or loud music especially after dark. Examples of some of the sites include: Glory Pocket 4WD A tranquil rain-forest pocket surrounded by creek with plenty of grassed area to setup and relax. Access to Glory Pocket is via a creek crossing with 4x4 access only. Fires permitted in designated areas only. The camping area is surrounded by a U shaped creek with shallow wading areas and a chest deep swimming hole. Captains Corner 4WD A large area suitable for bigger groups, has a rocky creek access with little multiple wading pools. There is plenty of room to run around and kick a footy. Access to camping area is via a creek crossing then through the pines. A 4WD vehicle is required to cross the creek. Creek Hoppers Nook 4WD Private campsite tucked in at the end of the line where two gorgeous creeks meet. Shallow rock pools perfect for a creek hop and cooling off. Perfect spot for a quiet private camp stay. Amongst the pines 4WD A large grassy stretch of creek amongst the pine trees. If the time is right, you may be lucky enough to be amongst a flurry of fire-flies. There is access to the creek and plenty of shade amongst the pines. This is a large site and is suitable for larger groups. Fires are permitted in the open but not under the pine tree canopy. Rock Pool Bends Choose a spot to setup along the large creek frontage with multiple wading rock pools. This site has a fire-pit and creek water tap for ease of washing. A drop toilet is shared with the hosts. There are other 2WD spots available **We also will have available frozen organic woodfired sourdough that we bake in Eton, bags of fire wood and seasonal fruit and vegetables. If interested in any of these let us know when you check in. PETS: We are pet lovers and know a family getaway is not the same without the fur babies. This location is not only our home, it’s also the home of our dogs, chickens and countless native animals. If your dog likes to injure or kill any animals, then DO NOT bring them. Leave any 'intact' male dogs at home as we have one and we also have an 'intact' female dog. ONLY BRING SOCIAL AND FRIENDLY DOGS. Ensure your dogs are contained within your campsite and cleaned up after. Please notify us if you are unsure if your dog is ok to bring. Dogs must remain on a leash if venturing from the campsite. *All dog rules must be followed or you will be asked to leave.
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Blackiron

12 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Andromache, QLD
Situated on the bank of the Andromache River, setup camp at one of our cozy camp spots and enjoy the quiet of the bush. We have sites available in our grassy paddock which are accessible by all vehicles. Sand camping is available for 4x4's with tent/swag set ups during the dry seasons. No trailers or vans are permitted on the sand due to bogging. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a campfire and visual displays of local wildlife, try your hand at fishing in the river or just enjoy a cool swim just a few meters from our grassy sites. Guests are required to be fully self-sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Only a short distance from Airlie Beach and the islands for those interested in the local tourist attractions. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
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Paradise in the Pocket

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Our property is a 7 acre property split into 2. Across the road is your very own 2 acres next to the creek. On the 2 acres is an old lychee orchard, a yoga pad, fire pit, creek access, and our veggie garden. Up the road is the strawberry farm, banana farm, and access to the amazing Helen’s Ck waterhole. Pitch your tent under the yoga pad while you listen to the creek. Enjoy the fire pit while you watch the rapids flow by. Access the creek via 2 bush tracks. 1 will take you to the magnificent waterhole, the other to the rapids. Fairly flat but not completely level. The owner has some beautiful vegetables growing, these are available at an additional fee. The pumpkins are amazing! Guests must be full self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided. Pets are allowed on leash.
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Ballantyne's Strawberry Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Nestled in the foothills of Eungella National Park, in behind Calen (Camerons Pocket), this great campsite offers you the opportunity to go swimming, fishing in the fresh water, put a tube in the creek and relax by a campfire. Oh, and there's berries!​ You will be camping right beside St Helen Creek, just a throwing distance from the Strawberry Farm which is open during the winter months (July- September). There is access to toilets and showers, but you will need to bring your own drinking water. You are welcome to have a small campfire in one of our dedicated firepits, and enjoy the starry skies at night. This campsite offers the perfect experience for the whole family. For an additional fee, you can pick strawberries from July- September. Blueberry picking is from October to January. There is lots of wildlife around from kookaburras to kangaroos. Plenty of places to swim if you wanted it to be more private. The campsite area is 2WD accessible and we can accommodate tents through to caravans, campervans and larger camping vehicles. No pets please.
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The best camping near Eungella National Park guide

Overview

About

Whether you want to hike along lush rainforest trails, cool off in natural swimming holes around Finch Hatton Gorge, or spot platypuses along Broken River—Eungella National Park is well equipped for outdoor adventures. Explore more than 20 kilometres of trails from short bushwalks to full-day treks, admire views over Pioneer Valley, or venture off-road in a 4WD. Platypus are the stars of the show when it comes to wildlife, but there’s also a spectacular variety of birds, including rainbow lorikeets and blue-head honeyeaters. If you’re seeking a challenge, the 56-kilometre Mackay Highlands Great Walk winds through palm groves, rainforest gullies, and cliff-top viewpoints. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for a family camping adventure: Broken River camping area is the only option for camper trailers, caravans, and motorhomes, and is within a short stroll of the riverside. There’s a kiosk and restrooms, but few other facilities.
  • Best for a back-to-nature experience: Fern Flat camping area has back-to-basics bush camping for tents only—take a walk down to Broken River in the early morning for a chance to spot a platypus.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Camping must be booked in advance, and you will need to pay the full fee upfront to secure your reservation.
  2. Camping permits are required for the park’s campsites, and a tag with your booking number must be displayed on your tent at all times. 
  3. Book at least six weeks in advance if visiting in summer (December to February) or on bank holiday weekends. There are just eight sites at each camping area, so they can book up quickly.

When to go

Eungella has distinct wet (October through March) and dry (June through August) seasons. The most pleasant weather for hiking is from April through September, and temperatures rarely fall below 10°C, even in mid-winter. Summer (December through March) is peak season, when popular spots such as Finch Hatton Gorge and Araluen swimming hole can become overrun with visitors. Make an early start to dodge the crowds and avoid visiting on weekends and public holidays if possible.

Know before you go

  • Eungella National Park is located 85km west of Mackay, about a 75-minute drive along the Bruce Highway. There is no public transport to the park. 
  • Parking, picnic tables, and visitor information points are located at Finch Hatton Gorge, Pine Grove, Sky Window, and Broken River. There is also parking at Peases Lookout. There is a gas station, general store, and café in Finch Hatton, but it’s advisable to bring everything you need with you. 
  • Phone and 4G service is patchy throughout the park. The Sky Window day use area is the most reliable spot for phone coverage.
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland during dry periods. Otherwise, campfires are allowed in camping areas in fire rings. Bring your own timber. 
  • The campsite at Broken River is wheelchair accessible, but there are no accessible trails.

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