Eungella Dam, Mackay Hinterland is dispersed camping across a grassy some what shaded reserve managed by Sun Water and is surrounded by peaceful water and wooded farm land. Facilities available include cold showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic tables. Camping permits are required and can be obtained by contacting SunWater. A second block of public toilets and more picnic tables can be found across the other side of the water, near the dam itself.
There are no boating restrictions for the dam and small boats can be launched from the boat ramp. The dam is stocked with Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, Sleepy Cod and Barramundi and is renowned for producing oversized Sooty Grunter. Fishing permits are required prior to arrival and can be obtained from Mackay Visitor Information Centre and various locations within the region.
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Cost: Fees can be paid at the self-registration station on site. $5.00 per person per night. For further information visit: www.sunwater.com.au
Getting there: Eungella Dam is 120 kilometres west of Mackay. From the township of Eungella, take the Eungella Dam Road past Broken River. The last portion of the drive is unsealed, where the landscape turns from rainforest into high country farms. Beware of wandering stock as cows roam free along this road.
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Mackay Hinterland, QLD
Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton Gorge, in the Mackay Hinterland is set on 20 acres of lowland rainforest bordering Eungella National Park.
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