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MackayAustralia

Explore wild native hinterland and dense jungle, swim in warm lagoons and enjoy fresh local seafood at this tropical city on Queensland’s northern coast.

Mackay is a scenic tropical city on the border between Northern and Central Queensland, looking out over the turquoise Coral Sea. Located at the mouth of the Pioneer River and surrounded by national park hinterland and dense tropical rainforest, the city and surrounding region offers an array of fantastic natural attractions. Visit Mackay to experience its picturesque marina, fresh seafood and family-friendly swimming lagoon.

Stroll through the historic town centre that features a selection of charming art deco buildings and various mosaics and sculptures. Check out the Bombora, or Bommie, a large wave-shaped sculpture and bench decorated in the multicoloured hues of the Great Barrier Reef and nearby rainforests.

Follow the Bluewater Trail, a 20-kilometre (12.4-mile) network of pedestrian and cycling paths that connects the Bluewater Lagoon to East Mackay, West Mackay and the Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens. Visit the gardens to explore a lush, tropical oasis featuring beautiful native flora.

Relax in the warm waters of Bluewater Lagoon, a three-tiered swimming lagoon and leisure facility that overlooks the scenic Pioneer River. Kids will enjoy the children’s water playground. Pack a barbecue lunch and spend the day in the tropical sunshine.

Visit the Mackay Marina Village to explore the magnificent waterfront esplanade. Take in the view of palm trees, luxury yachts and the ocean while enjoying dinner at a fine dining restaurant. Book a tour from the marina and choose from fishing, sailing, hiking and platypus-spotting trips.

Head out on a hinterland adventure to experience the beautiful Eungella National Park, complete with bushwalking trails and picturesque waterfalls. Airlie Beach, the gateway to Queensland’s stunning Whitsunday Islands, is located approximately a 2-hour drive away.

Enjoy warm weather year-round but be prepared for tropical rainstorms in summer. Swim at designated beaches with lifeguards to avoid injury from the Coral Sea’s stingers and jellyfish.

Mackay is located on Queensland’s scenic northeast coast. Flights from Brisbane arrive daily to Mackay Airport, located 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) south of the city centre.

Where to stay in Mackay

Looking out from the Illawong beach resort. One of many beach resorts in the area

South Mackay

South Mackay is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Harrup Park and Illawong Beach.

South Mackay
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Blacks Beach

Visitors to Blacks Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Blacks Beach Park is worth a stop.

Blacks Beach
Out on the southern break wall over looking the sugar stacks as the sun sets.

Mackay Harbour

Mackay Harbour is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Mackay Marina Village & Shipyard and Harbour Beach.

Mackay Harbour
The magnificent orchid

North Mackay

North Mackay is well-liked for its shopping. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the greater Mackay area, you might plan a trip to Bluewater Lagoon or Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre.

North Mackay
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Slade Point

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Slade Point. You might want to make time for a stop at Slade Point Community Hall or Lamberts Beach.

Slade Point
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Eimeo

Travelers like the beaches in Eimeo, and Eimeo Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Eimeo

Top Hotels in Mackay

Rydges Mackay Suites
Rydges Mackay Suites
4 out of 5
9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$2,602 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22

Located in the heart of Mackay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Artspace Mackay, Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre, and Jubilee Park. Bluewater ...

4.3/5Excellent! (934 reviews)

"Overall good stay, only downside was the lack of hotel parking and having to park on the street."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/27

Rydges Mackay Suites
Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
4 out of 5
55-63 River Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$3,306 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Mackay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bluewater Lagoon and Caneland Central. Artspace Mackay and Jubilee Park are also within 10 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (365 reviews)
Oaks Mackay

"Great stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/23

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
4 out of 5
2C East Gordon Street, East Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$2,016 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in East Mackay, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Town Beach and Queens Park Orchid House. Far Beach and Artspace Mackay are also within 2 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (355 reviews)

"Very good, clean. Kids loved the free movies. Pull out sofa mattress was very uncomfortable, would benefit from a decent mattress topper."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/8

Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Mackay

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
4 out of 5
55-63 River Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$3,306 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Mackay, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bluewater Lagoon and Caneland Central. Artspace Mackay and Jubilee Park are also within 10 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (365 reviews)
Oaks Mackay

"Great stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/23

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Lanai Riverside Apartments
Lanai Riverside Apartments
4.5 out of 5
20 River Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$4,032 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in the heart of Mackay, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bluewater Lagoon and Caneland Central. Artspace Mackay and Jubilee Park are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (260 reviews)

"The property was clean quiet and very central to food and shopping and the beach great stay wouldn’t hesitate to book there again"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/20

Lanai Riverside Apartments
Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites
Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites
4 out of 5
23 Alfred Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is NT$2,914 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in the heart of Mackay, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queens Park Orchid House, Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre, and Artspace ...

4.2/5Very Good! (261 reviews)

"Beautifully clean, could have better instruction on room numbers/floor levels with more instructions on how to use TV couldn’t work out volume. Didn’t know how to let guests in either (Uber eats)."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/3

Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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