Homevale National Park Mackay

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Moonlight Dam offers a basic camping area with water and toilets. In this dry environment, open fires are not permitted.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Other accommodation

    Commercial cabin-style accommodation and motels are available in Eungella and Nebo. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    Walking

    See Mackay Highlands Great Walk and Eungella National Park for explanation of track numbers shown on maps

    The 56 km Mackay Highlands Great Walk traverses Homevale National Park.

    Mackay Highlands Great Walk—56 km one way (3-5 days) Grade: Moderate to difficult

    The 3–5 day walk is only for skilled walkers with high fitness levels. Experience rainforest and palm groves, cliffs and peaks, and quiet roads and farming communities. Read more about the Mackay Highlands Great Walk.

    Mountain biking

    You can mountain bike through Homevale National Park on the internal roads and fire breaks, unless otherwise signed. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, trail bikes, vehicles and other cyclists.

    Driving

    Explore Homevale National Park by vehicle and take the opportunity to extend your trip beyond Homevale to link-in with the Eungella and Mackay Highlands drive from Pine Grove (Eungella National Park) to Mount Britton (Homevale Regional Park 1). A network of quiet gravel vehicle tracks will give you a different view of rainforest, open woodland and dry open country. It also provides access to the Mackay Highlands Great Walk and a series of short walks, should you wish to further explore this spectacular area on foot.

    To find out where each drive starts and finishes, match the map references below to the Eungella and Mackay Highlands map (PDF, 217.2KB) .

    Moonlight Dam to Mount Britton—15 km one way (20 minute drive)

    • Map reference: (11)–(12)

    This is a gravel road suitable only for 4WD vehicles. Please watch for walkers on shared sections. From Moonlight Dam, retrace 6 km back to the turnoff and turn left into Turrawulla Road. Follow this road for about 2.5 km, turn left into Homevale Road and then drive another 5.5 km to reach Mount Britton. All buildings are gone but Nebo Shire Council has marked original streets and presented historical photographs to give you a glimpse of the town in the 1880s.

    Denham Range to Moonlight Dam—about 100 km one way (2 hour drive)

    • Map reference: (10)–(11)

    Gravel tracks are suitable only for 4WD vehicles. Please watch for walkers on shared roads. Retrace the rough gravels tracks and Cockies Creek Road, turn left into Eungella Dam Road, follow for 14.8 km then turn left into Lizzie Creek Road and follow this for 17.3 km. Turn left into Turrawulla Road. Drive 40 km to the signed left turn into Moonlight Dam. It is then a further 6 km.

    For a shorter drive, about 88 km, follow Eungella Dam Road for 24.5 km, turn left into Lizzie Creek Road, from here follow the directions above.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Visitors interested in a quiet picnic spot could try Moonlight Dam or nearby Mt Britton. Both provide information and toilets.

    Viewing wildlife

    Set in the heart of this dry landscape, Moonlight Dam is a wildlife haven. A regular water source for bush birds and stopover point for migratory birds, the dam is the perfect spot to observe Homevale's birdlife.

    About 100 bird species, from honeyeaters to brolgas, are known to live or visit here. A wander around with your binoculars and bird guide will be rewarding.

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