Finch Hatton - QLD



DEG: -21.14093 148.62992
DMS: 21º 08' 27.35" S 148º 37' 47.69" E
UTM: 55 K 7661387mN 669253mE
Altitude: 102.15m


Place Type

Population - Town


643.98kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 862 km (10 hours 4 mins)
830.92kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 1025 km (11 hours 19 mins)

Address & Contact

5279 Mackay Eungella Rd
Finch Hatton QLD 4756
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Finch Hatton is a rural town 60 km west of Mackay.

The locality was originally known as Hatton, named after Harold and Henry Finch-Hatton, local land owners and gold miners. Harold Finch-Hatton was also the author of a popular travel book, Advance Australia (1885), with several pages on his mining and pastoral adventures. Because of the confusion with Hatton Vale, south Queensland, the full Finch Hatton surname was adopted in 1906 for the small township and railway station.

When milling ceased the town's only support came from tourism in the Eungella national park, which includes the Finch Hatton gorge - a must-see attraction. Adventure opportunities at Finch Hatton are plentiful, with the opportunity to scuba dive in the rainforest waters with platypus, or to zip-line through the tree-top canopy. See separate listing for Forest Flying.

The town of Finch Hatton has a general store, the Criterion Hotel, hardware store, primary school, a museum in the former railway station, ambulance and fire station. No caravan park, however the showgrounds offer camping for up to 48 hours. (See separate listing for Pioneer Valley Showgrounds).

The Pioneer Valley Agricultural Show is held annually at the showgrounds.
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Closest Weather Station

Mackay Airport at 22/06:00pm EST
Distance from Finch Hatton 57.04km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Te Kowai Exp Stn
Distance from Finch Hatton 50.77km E
Mean Max. °C30.930.429.627.925.723.823.424.626.829.030.331.2
Mean Min. °C21.921.920.718.014.711.610.110.813.416.619.220.9
Mean Rain mm341.0360.0285.3141.991.662.135.630.029.445.485.9185.5

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