Eungella township set to come alive
Eungella National Park in The Mackay Region is set to come alive with the Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival, to be held for the first time, from 25 September to 1 October 2017.
Packed with daily bird watching and bush walks guided by local experts, presentations from key figures in wildlife conservation, artist workshops, exhibitions and artisanal markets, the festival is a unique chance to explore the spectacular Eungella region.
Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with the Eungella Honeyeater with local birdwatching experts. This rare and beautiful bird is found nowhere else in the world!
Eungella National Park lies in the hinterland of central Queensland, just outside Mackay. The National Park and associated Clark Connors Range is the longest stretch of tropical rainforest in Australia.
Eungella supports almost 900 species of plants and a spectacular array of wildlife. There have been 227 bird species recorded here, including the endemic Eungella honeyeater.
The Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival caters to the serious birdwatcher looking to add to their list, right through to the casual birder wanting to learn a little more about birds and explore some amazing places. A range of packages are available to suit a variety of visitors.
The festival is supported by conservation not-for-profit Wild Mob and Mackay Regional Council. Guided bird walks are hosted by Birdlife Mackay and bushwalks by the Mackay Bushwalkers Club.
Wild Mob CEO Derek Ball says: “Up until now, opportunities to explore the Eungella region have been limited to self-guided visits. The Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival allows visitors to explore Eungella with the help of local experts, making the very best of the vast opportunities the region offers.”
“The festival also offers a pathway for the local community to develop nature-based experiences that can help bolster economic opportunities in the region.”
For the full program and ticketing information please visit:
Camilla Wagstaff – Communications Manager – Wild Mob
Melissa Woods – Communications Officer – Mackay Tourism
Published: 26 August 2017