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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Your accommodation sorted for exploring the region

The Eungella Hinterland is home to a gorgeous national park, with plenty of walking tracks and unique wildlife. If you’re looking to get away from the busy city life and explore the natural beauty that Queensland has to offer, look no further than Eungella and its surrounds. Just west of Mackay, you’ll find incredible views of the surrounding valley and attractions such as bird watching and the sweeping Broken River. Eungella is home to some of the most abundant platypus populations, and during your adventures you might even catch a glimpse of them feeding during dawn or dusk. If you’ve decided to go for a drive and explore this beautiful part of the world, we’ve found you the best Eungella accommodation to stop off at along the way.

Eungella Chalet

Beautiful sunset views, Eungella Chalet - Eungella
Beautiful sunset views, Eungella Chalet – Eungella

Eungella Chalet is a historic, with views of the Pioneer Valley and nearby to the Mackay Highlands Great Walk. If you’re looking for the perfect pitstop while on your adventures, don’t go past this fantastic accommodation option that also includes a licensed restaurant and bar for a delicious feed. Book into a hotel room, a 1 or 2-bedroom cabin and you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh mountain air as well as access to other facilities. The Eungella Chalet even has a hang gliding ramp if you’ve got your licence and want to take your hang glider for a spin. This cosy accommodation is the perfect option if you want to enjoy the Eungella Hinterland with a view, with easy access to all that the area has to offer.
Where: 1 Chelmer Street, Eungella QLD 4757

Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins

Enjoy food at the River Rock Cafe, Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins - Finch Hatton
Enjoy food at the River Rock Cafe, Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins – Finch Hatton

While on your adventures, make sure you check out Finch Hatton Gorge. While you’re there, the Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins are nestled into the side of the state forest, and offer the perfect place to camp out on your trip. The self-contained apartments can sleep up to 5 people and include a full kitchen, dining and lounge room for some time out while you’re away. Take a short walk to Eungella National Park and explore the walking tracks and natural swimming holes that this region is famous for. If you’re not cooking in your kitchen or on the outdoor barbecue, pop into the River Rock Café for a delicious, fresh lunch. This idyllic location will draw you back to Eungella time and time again, and as promised they certainly offer the perfect escape from the rat race of every day life. Check into the Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins and you’ll leave feeling relaxed, soothed by the surrounding nature.
Where: 730 Gorge Road, Finch Hatton QLD 4756

Broken River Mountain Resort

Enjoy the green grounds, Broken River Mountain Resort - Eungella
Enjoy the green grounds, Broken River Mountain Resort – Eungella

The Broken River Mountain Resort is the number one place to stay if you’re looking to check out the local wildlife. Book into one of the lodges or cabins, all with private bathrooms and televisions, and you can spend the days exploring the surrounding rainforest and activities. We highly recommend you take a walk down to Broken River, which is the platypus capital of the world. Enjoy watching these beautiful creatures feed in the early morning or evening, just a short walk away from your very own cabins. This is a must-do activity while in the area, as you may never have the same opportunity again to witness these unique creatures in their natural habitat. While you stay at the Broken River Mountain Resort, you can either bring your own food and stay in a self-contained cabin, or choose to dine at the Possums Table licensed restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a huge selection of delicious main meals, as well as a continental breakfast and fresh lunch options, so you don’t have to stray far from the resort to eat incredible food.
Where: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella QLD 4757

While you’re driving around, why don’t you check out these nearby bush walks and cafes for a fun day out!

Have you got a favourite hinterland escape? Comment and let us know!

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