Mackay Highlands Great Walk Mackay

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Fern Flat walkers' camp

The Fern Flat camping area is located beside Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus. The nearby Broken River day-use area can be reached by conventional vehicles, but the camping area itself can be reached by foot only.

Accessible by

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

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking

The Fern Flat camping area is located beside Broken River, Eungella National Park, where you may be able to spot a platypus. The camping area is suitable for tent camping, a short walk from your vehicle. Not suitable for camper trailers, caravans or motorhomes. Facilities include a hybrid toilet in camping area. The nearby day-use area has toilet facilities, kiosk, information centre, picnic tables and gas barbecues. Mobile phone coverage is not available. The nearest mobile phone reception is at Sky Window day-use area.

Camping area features: camp beside Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus.

Location: 600m from Broken River day-use area, which is about 5km from Eungella township.

Access: can be reached by conventional vehicles, 600m along the gravel road beside the Broken River Visitor Kiosk.

Number of sites: 8 sites. Maximum 4 people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, a short walk from your vehicle.

Camp site surface: grass and dirt.

Facilities: hybrid toilet in camping area. Nearby day-use area has toilet facilities, kiosk, information centre, picnic tables and gas barbecues. 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.

Generators: not allowed.

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. Nearest reception is at Sky Window day-use area and Eungella.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mackay Highlands Great Walk safely and camp with care.

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