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The Mackay experience, is laid-back, tropical and centres on beautiful natural encounters. Experience one of the world’s natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and be amazed by the sheer diversity of the marine life and coral. Dotted throughout the Coral Sea are stunning islands where you can stop on the beach for a day, or stay for longer and explore further.

Back on the mainland you can hit the coast and explore any number of the region’s 31 sandy beaches. Go kayaking, kite surfing, catch a fish or just laze on your own tropical beach. Spectacular Cape Hillsborough National Park, north of Mackay city, provides you with a rare opportunity to see wallabies sitting on the beach at sunset.

Inland, is ancient Eungella National Park, where you can hike through towering rainforests, spot brightly plumed birdlife, Ulysses butterflies or maybe catch sight of the elusive platypus.

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  • Natural Encounters
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