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Eungella National Park

Eungella National Park is a haven for platypus. Photo: Paul Candlin, NPSR.Eungella National Park is a haven for platypus. Photo: Paul Candlin, NPSR.

Survive your visit to Finch Hatton Gorge
Take extreme care around cascades and fast flowing streams.

Take extreme care around cascades and fast flowing streams. 

Five people have died in accidents around the Finch Hatton Gorge area over the past 40 years, many more have been seriously injured, some of these include spinal injuries. These incidents are specifically due to slipping on the wet slippery rocks and steep wet slopes—please take these warnings seriously.

  • The rocks and rock-faces adjoining the cascades are slippery and dangerous.
  • Climbing, jumping or diving from cliffs is prohibited.
  • Swimming in the creeks can be dangerous and is at your own risk.

Facilities and activities

Location

About 80km west of Mackay

What's special

High above the surrounding plains, this mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountain refuge is one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks with 860 plant species and a wonderful variety of wildlife.

Accessibility

Visitor facilities update after tropical cyclone Debbie

Tropical cyclone Debbie has damaged natural areas and some facilities within this national park. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is working to open visitor facilities as quickly as possible. Check for current status of facilities (PDF, 54K) before your visit.

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Last updated
28 April 2017