Camping at Eungella National Park

Submitted: Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 15:59
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Hi Everyone

I'm seeking anybody's experience with camping in Eungella National Park. According to the EPA site there is only 1 campground at Fern Flat. And then you need to walk in 600 metres (quite a walk with a fridge!). Are the sites large enough to accomodate a family of 4? Any information/tips/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:57

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:57
Yes it is small, though it depends on how much you spread out to camp.

Head down the road a couple k's to Eungella Dam and camp if you need more room....room to spread out though it is diferent countryside than fern flats.

Depending on your vehicle and your situation you can also camp with no facilities at "the diggings", simple camping at Credition Hall, and at Denham Range Camping Area (my pick due to the views west).

Check out the Mackay Highlands Great Walk page on EPA website for the details.....map of the locations here :http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/media/parks_and_forests/great_walks/mackay/MHGW_overnight_adventures.pdf

Hope that helps

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Martin Princhester (V - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 18:10

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 18:10
I heartily recommend the Denham Range Camping Area. Lots of good wooded sites and, as Andrew pointed out, it has fabulous western views. The bush around the campground is very attractive with lots of birds. There is a water tank there also. It is probably a 4WD only track - it would be a bit of a job in a family car. A really splendid spot.
Martin.
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 17:59

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 17:59
Hi Andrew,

Where is "the diggings"?

I can see Diggings Road but no campground in that area.

Cheers
Ross
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 18:56

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 18:56
Ross,

Try this older map for the location:

- http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/media/parks_and_forests/parks/mackay_highlands_map.pdf

It has no facilties, just a flat grassy area near the creek, with some of the old gold diggings shafts nearby if you know where to look ;)

An easy 2wd dirt road in, with a 4wd needed to complete the circuit (though a 2wd may be able to do it with some finesse)

Info here: http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/find_a_park_or_forest/crediton_state_forest

Hope that helps

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 19:07

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 19:07
Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Vivien C (VIC) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 19:11

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 19:11
We camped at Eungella Dam..lots of space and good campspot. We then took the pipe line road around to Nebo..which is a really interesting drive.

Viv
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Reply By: eerfree - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:24

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:24
Eungalla Dam is a good camp only spoiled by the stupid kids on trailbikes they were even doing burnouts on the timber walkway up to the ablution block!
The resident Ranger was not interested. Shame because it is a great spot, lots more water there now.

Bob
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