Cedar Grove Track
With more than 20 kilometres of walking tracks to explore, Eungella National Park is the perfect location for young and old to experience a serene stroll through sub-tropical rainforest. High above the surrounding plains, this mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountain refuge is one of Queensland's most ecologically diverse parks with more than 800 plant species and a wonderful variety of wildlife.
Drive past sugar cane and experience country hospitality in rural Pioneer Valley townships, before arriving at picturesque Finch Hatton. Continue the drive up the windy Clarke Range to the elevated township of Eungella, the starting point for the Pine Grove and Cedar Grove walking tracks, as well as the challenging Mackay Highlands Great Walk.
Parking and information is available in Eungella township. It is advisable to check local weather conditions before starting any walks in the rainforest. Insect repellent is advisable. Ensure you carry enough water for the walk, and wear sturdy hiking shoes.
Begin the walk at the Pine Grove Circuit. The Pine Grove Circuit is a 1.5 kilometre journey which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. It starts and finishes near Cedar Grove picnic area. A lovely viewing point is found on this circuit at the Eagle View lookout.
If you are completing the Cedar Grove Track, it is a 2.8 kilometre journey, one-way, and takes approximately 1 hour. Moderate fitness is required as the track contains uphill sections and stairs. The journey is well worth the effort as you pass under towering Red Cedar's and Tulip Oaks. A unique photo opportunity can be found at the strangler fig tree arch, an impressive arch over the walking track formed by tree roots.
The Cedar Grove Track leads to the popular Sky Window picnic area and lookout, providing breathtaking views across the Pioneer Valley below.
If you have limited mobility, the Sky Window picnic area and lookout can be accessed with relative ease from Eungella Dam Road on the way to Broken River. A wheelchair friendly path leads through the rainforest to two spectacular lookouts. Signs along the trail teach about local Aboriginal culture.