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Mackay Highlands Great Walk

Hike State
Hike Level


57 KM

Hike Duration

4 Days

Hike Style

One Way

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Hike Grade



Multi-Day Walk

Start Point

Eungella Dam Rd, Broken River QLD 4757, Australia

Mackay Highlands Great Walk

Image: Mackay Tourism

Why this Hike

This four day adventure through Eungella National Park follows creeks through areas of rainforest making for an amazing walk. This park which is a rich refuge of wildlife and native plant life is a great and challenging walk over rivers, creeks and through beautiful rainforest environments that can take any nature lovers breathe away.

Track Notes & Overview

4 Days, 3 Nights - 57KM

Day One – Pine Grove to Broken River Bush Camp (10KM)

Starting at the Cedar Grove Track Trailhead next to the Primary school follow this track past Sky Window Lookout before joining Eungella Dam Road for a few hundred metres. Shortly after you should join Palm Grove Track which winds past Broken River (including a river crossing) to reach the Broken River Bush Camp (your campsite for the night).

Day Two – Broken River Bush Camp to Crediton Hall Campground (11.2KM)

From Broken River Bush Camp continue to follow the Palm Grove Track past the river cascade as the track becomes Crediton Creek Walking Track. Keep following this track along Broken River before reaching Crediton Loop Road where you will take a left and walking 100 metres before turning right and crossing Crediton Creek. Keep following this road all the way to Crediton Hall Campground which will be your campsite for this night.

Day Three – Crediton Hall Campground to Denham Range Camp (19.5KM)

From Crediton Hall Campground follow Up River Road which continues along Broken River until reaching its end and taking the track on the left. Keep following this track as it weaves in-between Old Dray Track multiple times before joining Cockie Creek Road which you will keep following before reaching the intersection with Crediton Mia Mia Road and Old Dray Track. Turn right down Old Dray Track and follow it until reaching Denham Range Camp a few kilometres further along which you will spend the night at.

Day Four – Denham Range Camp to Moonlight Dam Camping Area (16.3KM)

Setting off from Denham Range Camp continue to follow Old Dray Track until reaching a trail split where you will take the branch on the left. Keep following this branch of Old Dray Track past multiple turn offs and along short stretches of Moonlight Creek before reaching Moonlight Dam, the end of this hike.

Packing for a Multi-day Walk

Packing for a Multi-day Walk

Packing is an important part of any multi-day adventure, the long list of things needed can be hard to remember but this free packing list aims to make it easy and includes everything you need for when you're packing.

Food for a Multi-Day Walk

Creating a menu for a hike can seem challenging at first especially if it is an multi-day hike. Your menu should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight which can limit some of the meals you can create.

Our recipe hub includes great suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even dessert, covering all the ingredients you will need and how to make them.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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