Mazeppa National Park Mackay

About Mazeppa

    Park features

    Mazeppa National Park contains a small, undisturbed stand of gidgee scrub interspersed with brigalow scrub and open eucalypt woodland. The stand is a remnant of a once widespread vegetation type and is significant both as a representative of that vegetation type and for its research potential. Other plant species found in this community include sandalwood and blackcurrant bush.

    Looking after the park

    • Fires are not permitted—use only a fuel stove.
    • Pack sturdy rubbish bags and take all rubbish home with you. Carry a container for cigarette butts.
    • Do not feed any native animals. Feeding can make them sick or aggressive.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Mazeppa National Park was gazetted in 1972. Its remnant gidgee scrub is fire sensitive. Encroachment by buffel grass from neighbouring properties and wildfires increases the risk of further fire and research is being carried out to control the buffel grass. The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

    The national park is managed in accordance with the Mazeppa National Park Management Plan (PDF, 500.3KB) .

    Tourism information links

    Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre
    Clermont St, Emerald Qld 4720
    ph (07) 4982 4142
    fax (07) 4982 1211

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.