3 Day Mackay, Eungella and Cape Hillsborough Tour From $449pp
Spot Platypus in the wild, swim in pre-historic waterfalls, enjoy sunrise with kangaroos and join a thrilling wakeboarding session on this unique 3 day Mackay, Eungella and Cape Hillsborough Tour.
You may not have heard of Eungella or Finch Hatton Gorge, but after this tour you won’t be forgetting their magic in a hurry. Discover paradise in the creeks and gorges of these national parks and immerse yourself in the wonderful nature of the area. Enjoy refreshing waterfalls and guided walks through the rainforest at Finch Hatton Gorge, passing prehistoric boulders and magical creeks. Listen to incredible stories of this ancient land as you delve into the heart of Yuwi Country and learn about the unique history of the charming communities in the Pioneer Valley. Take in the breathtaking views of Eungella National Park, perched high up on the range for ultimate valley scenery. Here, you may get lucky enough to spot a Platypus in the wild, one of the world’s most unique and adorable animals.
For more epic wildlife spotting, watch the sunrise over the beaches of Cape Hillsborough National Park as kangaroos and wallabies roam the shoreline at the most scenic time of day. Join a Wakeboarding Class at a picturesque lake for a thrill, and relish in the comfort of Mackay Adventure Lodge where a tranquil plunge pool and social bar will help you make the most of your stay. Join this epic 3 day Mackay Adventure Tour and leave with awesome memories and a sense of wonder for this unknown region of Australia.
Mackay, Eungella and Cape Hillsborough Tour Example Itinerary
Day 1: Eungella National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge
This itinerary can change depending on weather conditions of the day. Your epic local guide will know the best suited activities to do every day.
Departing Mackay, arrive at your accommodation for the next two nights, Mackay Adventure Lodge, for an early check in and greet your tour group and awesome guide. Drive through rolling hills and lush bushlands and head deep into the rainforest at Finch Hatton Gorge for your first bit of epic adventure for the day. Here, you’ll find crystal clear creeks and rocks the size of houses, before embarking on an enjoyable hike through the forest. Head to the gorge itself, where stunning waterfalls and refreshing swim holes await you. Stop at an iconic Aussie pub for a pie and a drink before heading up the range into Eungella National Park for a bit of platypus spotting – an absolute highlight of your trip. These elusive little creatures are hard to catch sight of, but your guide knows the best spots for it so you are more likely to see them. After enjoying the winding drive back to Mackay enjoy a welcome drink at the lodge and an enjoyable dinner and sunset over the lake.
Day 2: Mackay and surrounds
Today, have some fun on the water and take part in a thrilling 90 minute Wakeboarding Class at WakeHouse Australia, located on a beautiful lake right in front of your accommodation. After attempting to get your first jump on a wakeboard, spend some free time exploring Mackay city itself, known for its seafood, public art, and relaxing waterfront lagoon. Back at Mackay Adventure Lodge, enjoy free wifi and plunge pool, go paddleboarding on the lake, and have a few relaxed drinks at the bar with your tour mates before getting ready for another exciting day ahead of you.
Day 3: Cape Hillsborough National Park
Up and out nice and early today as you head off to Cape Hillsborough National Park for a bucket list worthy sunrise with the kangaroos. Watch the beautiful colours of the sky and beach as the friendly kangaroos and wallabies roam the shores in search of food at their most active time of the day. Enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast before taking a guided walk up the headland and around the cape, learning about the local indigenous history and taking in the beautiful views of the cape. Return to Mackay where you can either extend your stay at Mackay Adventure Lodge or say your goodbyes and reminisce about your epic time in the rainforest.
Inclusions & Extras
Transfer to and from Mackay Bus Station
2x nights Accommodation in Mackay’s newest flash-packers
Continental breakfast daily
Beach sunrise with the kangaroos
Guided hikes through rainforests and national parks
90 minute Wakeboarding Class
Platypus viewing tour
Experienced local guide
Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
Travel insurance is highly recommended
Tour Type & Availability
3D/2N Mackay Adventure Tour
3 day 2 night Mackay Platypus Adventure Tour with Guide & Accommodation
What to bring
Closed-in shoes suitable for walking on soft sand and walking tracks
Camera/ phone for photos
Swimmers, towel, water bottle and backpack
Camera/ phone for photos, binoculars for close-up platypus spotting
Pick Ups & Departures
Mackay Coach Interchange
Supplier Terms & Conditions
Mackay Adventure Tours Terms & Conditions
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 3 Days incur a 50.00% fee.
Between 3 Days and 28 Days incur a 25.00% fee.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?
All Mackay Adventure Tours bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.
What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?
You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.
Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?
Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.
What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?
Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.
Do I need travel insurance?
We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).
How do I know if my trip is BYO?
Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.