Inland from Mackay you’ll find the area of Finch Hatton and Eungella NP. A beautiful area in the clouds where you can find platypus in the wild. There’s a cafe at the top and picnic areas, toilets and easy walks. Get there as early as you can to spot the platypus!
It’s a very windy road up the mountain with limited parking at the top, so better to leave your van at the bottom and day trip.