Mackay

Area

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.

Quick Facts

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.

Mackay

Area Regional Council
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Mackay

Urban CBD

Population: 3659 | Mackay

Mackay is a relaxed tropical city with a cosmopolitan mix of art, architecture and nature. Mackay’s...

Armstrong Beach

Urban

Population: 863 | Mackay

Ball Bay

Urban

Population: 360 | Mackay

Campwin Beach

Urban

Population: 517 | Mackay

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Eton

Urban

Population: 679 | Mackay

Situated on the Peak Downs Highway, Eton is a charming rural community, 25 kilometres west of...

Farleigh

Urban

Population: 815 | Mackay

Finch Hatton Gorge Waterfall

Finch Hatton

Urban

Population: 499 | Mackay

Finch Hatton is a small township located in the Pioneer Valley, west of Mackay. It is...

Haliday Bay

Urban

Population: 167 | Mackay

coal hay point

Hay Point

Urban

Population: 1348 | Mackay

Hay Point is located approximately 40 kilometres south of Mackay, and is best-known for hosting one...

car in country

Marian

Urban

Population: 3903 | Mackay

Marian is the gateway to the Pioneer Valley and is situated approximately 30 kilometres west of...

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Midge Point

Urban

Population: 464 | Mackay

Midge Point is the northernmost part of the Mackay district, approximately 100 kilometres, or just over...

Museum

Mirani

Urban

Population: 1541 | Mackay

Mirani is situated 38 kilometres west of Mackay in the Pioneer Valley. It boasts a museum...

Buffy Cane Toad Sarina

Sarina

Urban

Population: 5522 | Mackay

Located at the foothills of the Connors Range south of Mackay, Sarina's town centre is a...

Sea forth Camping

Seaforth

Urban

Population: 789 | Mackay

A trip to Seaforth takes you past lush subtropical rainforest and fields of sugar cane. Seaforth...

Greenmount

Walkerston

Urban

Population: 3403 | Mackay

Walkerston is situated approximately 10 kilometres west of Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway, a small...

Brampton Island

Brampton Island

Place Of Interest

Mackay

Sitting at the southern entrance of the Whitsunday Passage, Brampton Island is a tropical island haven....

Keswick Island

Keswick Island

Place Of Interest

Mackay

Most visitors to Mackay are surprised to learn that one of the southern-most Whitsunday Islands can...

Andergrove

Suburb

Population: 9419 | Mackay

Beaconsfield

Suburb

Population: 5490 | Mackay

Blacks Beach

Blacks Beach

Suburb

Population: 3861 | Mackay

Blacks Beach is located just 15 minutes' drive from the centre of Mackay. It's the longest...

Bucasia

Suburb

Population: 4771 | Mackay

Cremorne

Suburb

Population: 33 | Mackay

Dolphin Heads

Suburb

Population: 388 | Mackay

East Mackay

Suburb

Population: 3564 | Mackay

Eimeo

Eimeo

Suburb

Population: 3230 | Mackay

Eimeo Beach is sheltered and picturesque, a popular choice for swimming. During the summer months the...

Glenella

Suburb

Population: 4519 | Mackay

Mackay Harbour

Suburb

Population: 555 | Mackay

Mount Pleasant (Mackay)

Suburb

Population: 4444 | Mackay

North Mackay

Suburb

Population: 5933 | Mackay

Ooralea

Suburb

Population: 3366 | Mackay

Paget

Suburb

Population: 273 | Mackay

Rural View

Suburb

Population: 4793 | Mackay

Shoal Point

Suburb

Population: 977 | Mackay

Slade Point

Suburb

Population: 3349 | Mackay

South Mackay

Suburb

Population: 6706 | Mackay

West Mackay

Suburb

Population: 6210 | Mackay

Alexandra

Rural

Population: 193 | Mackay

Alligator Creek (Mackay)

Rural

Population: 791 | Mackay

Sugar cane

Bakers Creek

Rural

Population: 1161 | Mackay

Bakers Creek is a small town, seven kilometres south of Mackay. The creek itself is home...

Balberra

Rural

Population: 457 | Mackay

Balnagowan

Rural

Population: 418 | Mackay

Belmunda

Rural

Population: 7 | Mackay

Benholme

Rural

Population: 91 | Mackay

Bloomsbury

Rural

Population: 598 | Mackay

Brightly

Rural

Population: 70 | Mackay

Broken River

Rural

Population: 22 | Mackay

Calen

Rural

Population: 390 | Mackay

Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough

Rural

Population: 44 | Mackay

Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 50 kilometres north of Mackay, is a natural paradise where rainforest...

Chelona

Rural

Population: 100 | Mackay

Crediton

Rural

Population: 82 | Mackay

Dalrymple Heights

Rural

Population: 44 | Mackay

Devereux Creek

Rural

Population: 381 | Mackay

Dows Creek

Rural

Population: 136 | Mackay

Dumbleton

Rural

Population: 242 | Mackay

Dunnrock

Rural

Population: 75 | Mackay

Erakala

Rural

Population: 547 | Mackay

Eungella rainforest

Eungella

Rural

Population: 194 | Mackay

An hour west of Mackay, in the rainforest-clad mountains lies Eungella National Park and the township...

Eungella Dam

Rural

Population: 12 | Mackay

Eungella Hinterland

Rural

Population: 3 | Mackay

Foulden

Rural

Population: 3 | Mackay

Freshwater Point

Rural

Population: 135 | Mackay

sunset pioneer valley

Gargett

Rural

Population: 261 | Mackay

Gargett is located approximately 65 kilometres west of Mackay city in the picturesque Pioneer Valley. This...

Grasstree Beach

Rural

Population: 745 | Mackay

Greenmount (Mackay)

Rural

Population: 473 | Mackay

Habana

Rural

Population: 952 | Mackay

Hampden

Rural

Population: 566 | Mackay

Hazledean

Rural

Population: 19 | Mackay

Homebush

Rural

Population: 271 | Mackay

Kinchant Dam

Rural

Population: 123 | Mackay

Koumala

Rural

Population: 831 | Mackay

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Kuttabul

Rural

Population: 730 | Mackay

Kuttabul is a character-filled rural town, approximately 33 kilometres north-west of Mackay on the Bruce Highway.The...

Laguna Quays

Rural

Population: 68 | Mackay

McEwens Beach

Rural

Population: 202 | Mackay

Mentmore

Rural

Mackay

Mia Mia

Rural

Population: 122 | Mackay

Mount Charlton

Rural

Population: 150 | Mackay

Mount Jukes

Rural

Population: 394 | Mackay

Mount Martin

Rural

Population: 186 | Mackay

Mount Ossa

Rural

Population: 224 | Mackay

Mount Pelion

Rural

Population: 125 | Mackay

Munbura

Rural

Population: 115 | Mackay

Netherdale

Rural

Population: 111 | Mackay

Nindaroo

Rural

Population: 239 | Mackay

North Eton

Rural

Population: 186 | Mackay

Oakenden

Rural

Population: 431 | Mackay

Owens Creek

Rural

Population: 156 | Mackay

Palmyra

Rural

Population: 264 | Mackay

Pindi Pindi

Rural

Population: 98 | Mackay

Pinevale

Rural

Population: 53 | Mackay

Pinnacle View

Pinnacle

Rural

Population: 214 | Mackay

Pinnacle is situated in the Pioneer Valley and is approximately 64 kilometres west of Mackay city....

Pleystowe

Rural

Population: 371 | Mackay

Racecourse

Rural

Population: 184 | Mackay

Richmond (Mackay)

Rural

Population: 486 | Mackay

Rosella

Rural

Population: 85 | Mackay

Sandiford

Rural

Population: 175 | Mackay

Sarina Beach

Rural

Population: 607 | Mackay

Sarina Range

Rural

Population: 250 | Mackay

Septimus

Rural

Population: 127 | Mackay

St Helens Beach

Rural

Population: 197 | Mackay

Sunnyside

Rural

Population: 145 | Mackay

Te Kowai

Rural

Population: 218 | Mackay

The Leap

Rural

Population: 642 | Mackay

Victoria Plains

Rural

Population: 364 | Mackay

Yalboroo

Rural

Population: 170 | Mackay