A world of discovery is illuminated with the dawn of each new day, from the glistening sand of one of Mackay’s untouched beaches, to the raw outback beauty of the Isaac District.
The Mackay Region has so much to offer those wanting to get off the beaten track and explore. Discover spectacular rainforests and national parks, secluded islands and beaches, coral reefs, genuine country hospitality and historic townships. Largely untouched, the Mackay Region offers a unique holiday experience that is a natural and diverse escape from the crowds.
Located midway between Brisbane and Cairns, the Mackay Region coastline stretches 200 kilometres from St Lawrence in the south to Midge Point in the north, as well as inland west to the town of Clermont. The region’s rich and colourful past is economically founded upon sugar cane, mining, beef and agriculture.
The Mackay Region is becoming popular as a holiday destination for travellers seeking an unspoilt and untouched nature experiences.
Holiday-maker ‘must-sees’ include: the vivacious city centre, set beside the mighty blue Pioneer River; the Pioneer Valley, Finch Hatton Gorge and the famous Eungella National Park. Artspace Mackay – gallery and museum, Regional Botanic Gardens, the impressive Mackay Marina Village, spectacular scenery of Cape Hillsborough National Park. Historic seaside townships such as Sarina and Seaforth and outback communities such as Clermont and Nebo.
Stroll superb golden beaches, take a fishing charter to the Great Barrier Reef or discover the spectacular inner islands, such as Keswick Island.
The Mackay area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 102 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list below. The Mackay area is located approximately 804kms from the capital Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.