Eungella National Park Mackay

Survive your visit to Finch Hatton Gorge

Take extreme care around cascades and fast flowing streams. Six 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 warnings seriously and do not enter a restricted access area. Photo credit: Adam Creed © Qld Govt

Be inspired: Find your family camping haven amid the misty mountains of Eungella

Inland from Mackay, high above the surrounding plains, a mist-shrouded mountain refuge is home to many kinds of wildlife… and quite a few happy campers! Photo credit: © Sarah Haskmann

Broken River camping area

The Broken River camping area is set amongst natural bushland adjacent to Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking

The self-service kiosk at this park has been decommissioned.

Visitors need to book their camping permit before they visit. Book online, at an over-the-counter booking office or by phone.

Camping area features: open-plan camp sites set amongst natural bushland adjacent to Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus.

Location: travel on Eungella Dam Road from Eungella to Broken River, approximately 5km. Turn left 20m before crossing the Broken River bridge. Camp site is 200m from the kiosk and toilet facilities.

Map: Broken River camping area (PDF, 1,002.8KB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle and is suitable for camper trailers, caravans, buses, and motorhomes.

Camping area features: camp alongside Broken River or in larger designated group camp sites.

Number of sites: 8 total.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; medium sized caravans; camper trailers; (small) motorhomes; large groups.

Camp site surface: grass and dirt.

Facilities: toilets are provided in the camping area. All water must be treated before human consumption.

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own clean milled timber.

Generator use: only generators that operate at or below 65dB(A) are allowed. Generators may be operated between 9.00am and 8.00pm only.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit and reliable torch. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: not available at this site but is available at Sky Window day-use area and Eungella.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Eungella safely and camp with care.