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Finch Hatton Gorge Guided Hike and Swim From Mackay

Travel west of Mackay through hectares of cane fields to the beautiful Finch Hatton Gorge where you'll join a relaxing hike and swim in a secret spot.
Finch Hatton Gorge Guided Hike and Swim From Mackay


  • Hike to a beautiful waterfall in Eungella National Park for a swim

  • Learn about the history of Mackay and the Pioneer Valley

  • Hike through lush foliage with native birds to serenade you

  • Experience a local lunch and beer at a popular pub

  • Safe and comfortable air-conditioned transport

  • Platypus spotting and breathtaking views from the gorge

Did you know you could embark on a real-life Jurassic paradise in Mackay, Queensland? This tour is your passport to explore Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforests on a guided hike to the Finch Hatton Gorge within the Eungella National Park. Begin with a local pickup from Mackay before embarking on a scenic drive into the charming cane fields that line the Pioneer Valley.

Listen to ancient stories of colonial times before you arrive at the beginning of the trail. Hike through lush foliage to discover the hidden gems of Finch Hatton Gorge that lead you to a secluded swimming hole where you’re welcome to take a refreshing dip. The next stop is Eungella to go platypus spotting before enjoying a lunch and beer at one of the Pioneer Valley’s favourite pubs. It doesn’t get much better or more Aussie than this.

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  • Return a/c transfers from Mackay CBD accommodation or from Mackay Adventure Lodge
  • Fully guided by friendly Mackay local tour guide
  • Hike through the rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge
  • Swim in crystal clear waters under a waterfall
  • Aussie lunch from the pub
  • Travel up the range to Eungella in hope to spot the elusive platypus.


  • Visit part of Eungella National Park the longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest in Australia
  • Hike to a beautiful waterfall for a swim
  • Learn about the history of Mackay and the Pioneer Valley
  • Our guide will take photos along the way and share them with you at lunch
  • Experience a local lunch (included) at one of our favourite pubs with a beer included
  • Safe and comfortable air-conditioned transport


  • This experience starts at 10am and returns at approximately 3pm.


  • Please allow 5 hours for this experience.

Departure Location

  • Mackay Adventure Lodge
  • Pickups are available by request from Mackay CBD accommodation.
  • Please contact us for confirmation.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes suitable for hiking
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera/Phone

Additional Information

  • Please tell us if you have any dietary requirements.
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise experience provider 48 hours before departure.
  • Suitable for people with moderate fitness level, not suitable for wheelchair users

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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