Backpacking? have yourself a stay at the Larrikin....and while your there book an Eco Tour with Uncle Bob! My daughter and I were looking for a getaway on our extended vacation in Queensland. We picked Mackay and the LL we spent Friday nite dorm style at the Lodge then Uncle Bob whisked us away up into the mountains for some dawn's early light Platypus viewing. It took some patience but we finally found some of the elusive creatures....can you say amazing? Then Our Uncle Bob dropped us off at the Eungalla Chalet for a wonderful 2 night stay up in the clouds..... then our Uncle B picked us back up on Monday morn to take us to a gorge in another rain forest, we hiked our way up to find a rock pool and waterfall awaiting us.....Magnificent! went for a swim and hiked back down to be taken to the Pinnacle Hotel for a meat pie and beer! best I had in Oz.....Then back to the Lodge for our last night. Stayed in our our room that night and flew out the next morning. The Lodge is cozy, clean and friendly!