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Eungella National Park and Mackay Beaches

December 19th, 2009

Mackey is all about the huge Eungella National Park on its western hinterland and the numerous beaches just north of town.

The beaches north of Mackay can be devided in dog beaches and those where you're not allowed to take your dogs on the beach. Unfortunately we spotted dogs everywhere on the beaches and weren't that charmed by the way people just let them run around.

Mackay town street panoramaMackay town street panorama

Especially at Eimeo Beach, Blacks Beach and Bucasia Beach which are about 16 km north of town, there were a lot of people with their dogs and we decided to forget about getting a tan here when the dogs started to inspect or bathing gear..

Eimeo Beach is a nice drive from town but driving on Mango Drive rewards you with some great scenery as you pas hundreds of mango trees.

From Mackay you can do different tours or day trips to the Eungella National Park and a popular activity is the platypus spotting at Broken River. The platypus spotting tour leaves at 5 am from your Mackay accomodation and will cost you a 100 AUD pp.

The Eungella National Park is also known for its waterfalls and rainforest walks. You can even decide to go rainforest flying sitting on a 340 m long harnassed cable. Just be sure you're not afraid of hight or bats. The forest flight will cost you 45 AUD pp.

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  • Ocean view on Blacks Beach, Mackay Ocean view on Blacks Beach, Mackay
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  • Eimeo Beach aka Dog lagoon Eimeo Beach aka Dog lagoon
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  • Blacks Beach in Mackay Blacks Beach in Mackay
  • Blacks Beach 16 k north of Mackay Blacks Beach 16 k north of Mackay
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Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Eungella National Park and Mackay Beaches
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Mackay
Period: Dec 2009
Lenght of stay: 1 day
Views: 1644

Travel Review

Liked: The Mango trees
Disliked: All the dog beaches
Trip Rating: Average

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