Fall into the laid-back lifestyle of the Mackay region and experience a true escape from your bustling life. Beautiful tropical islands and 31 sandy beaches mean plenty of swimming, snorkelling, fishing and sun bathing options are available. Explore the coastline and discover the islands’ fringing reef, full of marine wildlife.
Inland lies the lush ancient rainforests of Eungella National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge. Be dazzled by giant trees, exotic birdlife and spectacular views from the lookout points. Finish off your day with a cool splash in a freshwater swimming hole. For the best of both worlds, Cape Hillsborough National Park is where the rainforest meets the sandy beach of the Coral Sea.
The city of Mackay offers art deco architecture, palm-fringed streets, casual alfresco dining, bars and boutique fashion. On its eastern fringe lies the marina precinct with its yachts, coastal accommodation and al fresco restaurants with views across the Coral Sea.
A region of contrasts Mackay reveals itself to those willing to take the time to explore and relax.