Broken River

Attractions Pioneer Valley & Eungella

Phone: 1300 130 001


Located within the cool tranquillity of Eungella National Park, Broken River is touted as one of the best locations in the world to see a rare marsupial in the wild, a platypus.

A little over a one hour drive from Mackay, travel through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and climb the mountain range to Eungella township. Take the Eungella Dam road to Broken River.

Broken River is an excellent place to enjoy bush walks within Australia's largest stretch of continuous sub-tropical rainforest.

The platypus viewing deck is near Broken River's picnic grounds, where amenities such as public toilets, picnic tables and barbecues can be found. Camping permits and information about Broken River is available from the nearby Ranger's Station.
ALERT: The Broken River Bush Camping Area will be closed from Thurs 11 October until mid-December 2018.
The closure is required due to repair works on the nearby Broken River bridge.
Main Roads requires access to the campsite for the preparation and storage of the large bridge timbers to be replaced and storage of plant and equipment.
Pedestrian access across the bridge will also be closed during this period.
Alternative camping is available nearby at:
- Fern Flat Campground
- The Diggings Campground
All other facilities at the Broken River site will remain open.
Traffic delays will occur during the construction period.

Platypus viewing is best done in the late afternoon or early morning. Look for air bubbles and ripples in the water to watch the platypus quickly surface. Stay still and quiet to improve your chances of seeing one.

When visiting a rainforest environment it is wise to carry insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes. Never attempt a river crossing when flooded and exercise caution during the wet season between November and April, as creek levels can rise quickly.

  • Cafe
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Carpark
  • Coach parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Picnic area
  • Public Toilet
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Shop

Map & Directions

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia