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Islands and Beaches

Relax on one of Mackay’s many sandy beaches bordering the Coral Sea or unwind in seclusion on a neighbouring island.

Find tropical paradise on Keswick or Brampton Island, or spend a few days camping on one of the Cumberland Islands. Stroll along the beach, follow a hiking trail or catch a fish for dinner – the choice is yours. Wander over to Carlisle Island at low tide and explore the fringing coral reefs straight off the beach.

Find the perfect spot to enjoy a family picnic on Blacks Beach or cast your lines at Bucasia Beach and reel in a fresh fish for lunch. Cook up your catch on one of the barbeques while the kids have their fun at the Esplanade Park playground. Lamberts Beach is not only home to the city’s windsurfers, but also to the whales in the wintertime. Find yourself in another animal rendezvous with wallabies on the sand at Cape Hillsborough at sunset. Get a healthy dose of sunshine with the locals on Eimeo Beach and then wander up the headland to indulge in dinner with a million-dollar view at the Eimeo Pacific Hotel.

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