Mackay and its surrounds offer a breadth of experiences. Hide away from it all on Keswick Island and immerse yourself in a world of wildlife and snorkelling straight off the beach.
Back on the mainland, beachgoers are spoiled for choice with 31 pristine beaches, perfect for lazing in the shade of fringing palm trees. Visit Harbour Beach, by the Marina for a family day out and a spot of fishing with the locals.
Inland lie the canefields and mining towns on which Mackay’s economy was built, and which underpin the region’s prosperity to this day.
It is also where you will find rainforest and the mountainous hinterland of Eungella National Park looming over the city and the coast. Go for a bushwalk, swim in crystal clear mountain streams and spy on the mysterious platypus, all wrapped in the green cloak of ancient rainforest.
Calm, contrasting and surprising, Mackay reveals its secrets if you take the time to look.