Picturesque and relaxed, the tropical city of Mackay combines a small town feel with big city conveniences. Enjoy the year-round near perfect weather and the abundance of exciting activities and experiences waiting to be discovered by you. This journey will take you to Mackay City's most beautiful and interesting attractions. Visit the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Artspace Mackay, the Bluewater Lagoon and Quay, Mackay Harbour and the Northern Beaches.
|Duration||1 Day||Itinerary Type||Land
|Distance||36 Kilometres||Itinerary Route||One Way
|Mode of Travel||4x4|
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Enjoy a walk through to the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, followed by a bite to eat at the Restaurant and Cafe on the Lagoon. Located at the southern entrance to the city, the gardens are a showcase of the Central Queensland bioregion. You'll see spectacular themed gardens, wetland species and wildlife habitats. The Gardens offer free guided tours for visitors to explore the peaceful surrounds of one of Australia's most innovative botanic gardens.
The Bluewater Lagoon and Quay are idyllically located right at the river's edge and close to the city centre where shopping, alfresco dining and entertainment abound. The Bluewater Lagoon comprises of a three tiered family-friendly leisure facility open 7 days a week.
Relax and enjoy the beautiful Orchid House, intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens, boasting a broad collection of unique and exquisite orchids. The Orchid House is one of the largest and finest orchid display houses in Australia. Built in 1988, the orchids are displayed in a natural type-setting around circular walkways. Stroll through the large collection of stunning orchids in all shapes and sizes, from the bizarre to exotic looking.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery and museum operated by the Mackay Regional Council. Enjoy local arts, heritage, and an ever-changing program of international-standard visual arts and social history exhibitions. While you're there, grab a gourmet treat at Foodspace Cafe.
Picturesque and patrolled Eimeo Beach is popular with locals, beachgoers and anglers. When you're finished at the beach, head to the Eimeo Hotel on the clifftop. Overlooking Eimeo Beach, the Coral Sea and islands - this old pub is not to be missed.
The Marina Precinct boasts an array of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the luxury four and a half star Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina. A short stroll from the Marina precinct is Harbour Beach, lush parks with barbeque facilities and a thriving Yacht Club, where on weekends you can join in the fun of social sailing. Harbour Beach is also a favourite fishing spot with the locals, you can expect jew, mackerel, trevally, bream and tuna.
|Start from:||LOT 217 Ram Chandra Place, West Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|Start from:||9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||16 Goldsmith Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|Start from:||16 Goldsmith Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||58 Macalister Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|Start from:||58 Macalister Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||32-34 River Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|Start from:||32-34 River Street, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||22 Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740, Australia|
|Start from:||22 Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740, Australia|
|End at:||2 Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740, Australia|