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Eungella Bird and Wildlife Week

September 17 - September 22

From AUD $275
Wild Mob - Eungella Bird and Wildlife Week

Location: Eungella National Park

Dates: 17 –22 September 2018

Duration:  5 nights, 6 days

Av temp: 20–28ºC

Group size: Unlimited

Cost: Packages from $275

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Welcome to Eungella Bird Week!

Join us for a magical week in the spectacular Queensland rainforest!

Packed with birdwatching, wildlife walks, foodie experiences and more, Eungella Bird and Wildlife Week is the ultimate chance to explore an incredible new part of Australia. And meet it’s vibrant community!

Eungella National Park lies in the hinterland of Central Queensland, just outside Mackay. Its majestic landscape supports almost 900 species of plants and a stunning array of wildlife. There have been 227 bird species recorded here, including the endemic Eungella Honeyeater. And you’re almost guaranteed to see a platypus in Eungella’s lush creeks.

See one of the rarest birds in the world!

The Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festivacaters 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.

It’s also a totally unique chance to hunt for the Eungella Honeyeater with local experts. These rare and beautiful creatures can’t be found anywhere else in the world!

Air:

Mackay Airport enjoys a host of services provided by Virgin AustraliaQantasLink and Jetstar from major airports across Australia. Short-term and long-term parking is available at the airport. A number of rental car companies operate from the airport terminal.

Eungella township is a delightful 1 hour’s drive from Mackay through the picturesque Pioneer Valley.

Rail:

Queensland Rail Travel, offers a relaxing way to travel the Queensland coast. Mackay Train Station is located at Paget, 5KM south of the City Centre.

Road:

Driving to Mackay allows the added pleasure of stopping to enjoy the scenery and sights as you travel. If you want the driving done for you, major coach operators such as Greyhound Australia include Mackay, Nebo, Moranbah and Clermont on their scheduled services from major cities along the coast.

The travel time from Mackay to Cairns is approximately eight hours and Brisbane is slightly longer at approximately 11 hours.

Find out more about getting to Mackay here.

Still have questions? Get in touch via the Register Your Interest button above or call (07) 3369 9665

Staying in Eungella:

There is a range of accommodation options throughout Eungella to suit all needs and budgets.

Hotels and cabins:

Eungella Chalet  (rooms and self-contained cabins)
Broken River Mountain Resort (eco friendly cabins)
Mountain Edge Escape (self-contained cabins)

Private BnBs:

7th Heaven BnB (up to 10 guests)
Silky Oaks Farm Stay (up to 4 guests)
In the Clouds Farm Stay (up to 4 guests)
Private Eungella (up to 4 guests)
Robinson’s Farm (up to 7 guests)
Farmstay in the heart of Eungella Honeyeater country (up to 4 guests). Contact Joan for more details: djoanlennox@westnet.com.au

Campgrounds:

Eungella Dam (in Eungella National Park)
Flat Fern Camping Area (in Eungella National Park)
Broken River Bush Camp (in Eungella National Park)
Crediton State Forest (South of Eungella)

Still have questions? Get in touch via the Register Your Interest button above or call (07) 3369 9665

Foodie experiences

All that birdwatching is bound to make you hungry! Experience some of Eungella’s incredible local produce with EBWW foodie experiences. We can cater to a range of dietary requirements.

Welcome and Farewell dinners

Buffet-style Welcome and Farwell dinners are hosted at Eungella Memorial Hall and home-cooked with local produce by the Eungella Community Development Association. Alcohol will be available at an extra cost from the bar.

Paddock-to-pate farm lunch

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the local Cloudbreak Lowlines Farm. Cloudbreak is in the beautiful Eungella Hinterland, fringed by pristine Crediton Creek and surrounded my misty National Park.

Feed the cows, tour the old dairy and learn about the local history, ecology and the farm’s sustainability practices.

Enjoy a ploughman’s paddock-to-plate lunch featuring local Eungella Beef, homemade bread and Cloudbreak Tomato Relish. There will also be time for birdwatching!

Lunch at Finch Hatton Gorge Cabins

Visit the spectacular Finch Hatton Gorge and lunch at the local Finch Hatton Cabins.

The area is home to many birds and animals including brolgas, azure kingfishers, honeyeaters, monitor lizards, wallabies, platypus, possums and flying foxes, to name a few. Ulysses’ and birdwing butterflies flit by regularly.

Lunch includes a meat or vegetarian main, dessert and tea/coffee/soft drink.

Itinerary and area map:

Download a draft itinerary for the week here.

Download a map of the area here.

Still have questions? Get in touch via the Register Your Interest button above or call (07) 3369 9665

Fledgling package: $259

Welcome and Farewell dinners with locals from the Eungella community
Unlimited access to daily guided birdwatching, a wildlife walk and a wildlife spotlighting tour
Morning tea (provided at all birdwatching activities)
A bird and wildlife documentary night (with tea and cake)

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Foodie birder package: $315

Welcome and Farewell dinners with locals from the Eungella community
Unlimited access to daily guided birdwatching, a wildlife walk and a wildlife spotlighting tour
Morning tea (provided at all birdwatching activities)
A bird and wildlife documentary night (with tea and cake)
A Farm Tour and paddock-to-plate lunch at Clowdbreak Lowlines Farm OR lunch at Finch Hatton Gorge (busses provided if required)

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High flyer package: $340

Welcome and Farewell dinners with locals from the Eungella community
Unlimited access to daily guided birdwatching, a wildlife walk and a wildlife spotlighting tour
Morning tea (provided at all birdwatching activities)
A bird and wildlife documentary night (with tea and cake)
A Farm Tour and paddock-to-plate lunch at Clowdbreak Lowlines Farm (includes time for birdwatching, bus provided if required)
Lunch at Finch Hatton Gorge (includes time for birdwatching, bus provided if required)

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Top 10 things to do in the Mackay Region

Come for Eungella Bird Week, stay to explore the rest of Mackay’s spectacular region!

Eungella National Park
Explore the rest of Eungella National Park, Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest. With over 20 kilometres of bushwalking tracks, 860 plant species and a range of unique wildlife, there’s plenty to see and do. It’s also the most reliable place in the world to see platypus!

Finch Hatton Gorge
A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, fresh water, lush flora and volcanic boulders make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction.

Cape Hillsborough National Park
Cape Hillsborough National Park has a variety of bushwalks and provides plenty of ways to explore this rugged and natural paradise.  A key highlight is sunrise on the beach with wallabies and kangaroos.

Sarina Sugar Shed
This multi-award winning agri-tourism attraction is an exciting experience for young and old. See how sugar is grown, processed, milled and distilled in the unique miniature mill then taste the products produced on site including sauces, liqueurs, schnapps and fairy floss, as well as the award-winning rum.

Fishing
The Mackay Region offers some of the best fishing along the east coast of Australia. Fish local dams for jaw-dropping sized barramundi, catch colourful reef fish off the islands or try your luck from one of the fishing pontoons in the Mackay City Centre.

Keswick Island
Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Keswick Island is just 20 minutes by plane and accessible by boat. Discover tropical rainforests, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with marine life. Swim, snorkel, dive or paddle at one of the beaches or coves, or bushwalk to explore more nature and wildlife. Stay overnight with glamping, camping or guesthouse options.

Mackay’s Northern Beaches
If sun, sand and sensational ocean views are what you crave, the northern beaches of Mackay can offer all that and more. There are plenty of parks and playgrounds, while accommodation options by the beach are available. Visit Eimeo Hotel for lunch with a million-dollar view.

The Isaac Region
Head inland on the Peak Downs Highway and discover several local mining communities. Experience friendly country hospitality and a wealth of history when you visit The Isaac Region.

Heritage Walk
Discover more of The Mackay City Centre’s rich pioneering heritage and explore a collection of beautifully preserved buildings and art with the Heritage Walk. Guided tours run each Wednesday and Thursday from May to September and self-guided tours are available.

Bluewater Lagoon
Make a splash at Mackay City’s Bluewater Lagoon and enjoy the fun of the beach within the city. Three tiers of lagoon pools provide a safe swimming environment, with barbecue facilities, an interactive children’s water playground and public work-out equipment in the surrounding park overlooking the blue Pioneer River.

Still have questions? Get in touch via the Register Your Interest button above or call (07) 3369 9665

Details

Start:
September 17
End:
September 22
Cost:
From AUD $275
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Venue

Eungella
Eungella National Park QLD Australia