Platypus Beach, Mirani

Natural Attractions

Platypus Beach is a popular swimming hole for locals and tourists, a little slice of sandy paradise on the bank of the Pioneer River, near the country town of Mirani.

This is a beautiful location to enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and picnics. As the name eludes, there is even the possibility of seeing a platypus in its natural environment.

Platypus Beach is a short drive from Mirani, under the Mirani Bridge along the Mackay-Eungella Road.

This recently-renovated natural attraction includes a sealed access road, picnic facilities, informative signs and shelter.

There are currently no toilets and visitors must take rubbish with them to keep this attraction unspoiled.


Picnic Area

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation


Free Entry