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Pioneer River, Marian

Pioneer River, Marian

Natural Attractions Parks and Gardens

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The Pioneer River, one of the few 'blue water' rivers in Queensland, and its main tributary, Cattle Creek, flow through...

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Parks and Gardens

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Located just five kilometres from the Mackay City Centre, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the beautiful tropical flora from...

Bucasia Beach

Bucasia Beach

Natural Attractions

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Located in the Northern Beaches area of Mackay, Bucasia Beach is a picturesque sandy haven, popular for walking, swimming and...

Finch Hatton War Memorial

Finch Hatton War Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings

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The Pioneer Valley sugar towns of Finch Hatton and Netherdale joined forces for their WWI memorial - the popular Queensland...

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great...

Melba House, Marian, the first marital home of Nellie Melba before she became famous.

Melba House, Marian

Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Parks and Gardens

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Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris...

Birdwatching on Keswick Island

Birdwatching on Keswick Island

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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Keswick Island is a bird watcher's paradise. The island is home to many different bird species, with sightings of at...

Forest Flying

Forest Flying

Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife

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The Forest Flying eco-tourism experience allows you to view the pristine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge from a unique angle....

Grasstree Beach

Grasstree Beach

Natural Attractions

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Grasstree Beach is one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the Mackay Region, located within a 15 minute...

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Lake Barfield

Natural Attractions

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Lake Barfield is located between the bustling beachside communities of Half Tide and Salonika Beach, near the Hay Point Coal...

Cape Hillsborough Sunrise with the Wallabies

Cape Hillsborough Sunrise with the Wallabies Tour

Nature and wildlife

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Sunrise with Wallabies Tour is one of Australia's iconic wildlife experiences, where Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Agile Wallabies come onto...

Lamberts Beach

Lamberts Beach

Natural Attractions

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Lamberts Beach is seasonally patrolled and the nearby Lambert's Lookout offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands. It's...

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Armstrong Beach

Natural Attractions

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Armstrong Beach is a gentle 12 minute drive from the township of Sarina. From Sarina head south along the Bruce...

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Mackay Harbour Beach

Natural Attractions

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Adjacent to Mackay's multimillion dollar Reef Marina development, popular Harbour Beach is a favourite beach with locals and visitors alike....

People and wallabies on beach

Cape Hillsborough National Park

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the most striking and peaceful places on the Central Queensland coast. It's teeming...

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Memorial Swim Centre

Sports and Recreation Facilities

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Memorial Swim Centre is located on the fringe of Mackay's central business district on Milton Street, adjacent to one of...

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Platypus Beach, Mirani

Natural Attractions

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Platypus Beach is a popular swimming hole for locals and tourists, a little slice of sandy paradise on the bank...

Eimeo Beach

Eimeo Beach

Natural Attractions

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In a sheltered bay with powder soft sand, Eimeo Beach is a favourite destination of visitors and locals for fun...

Caneland Central Customer Service Desk

Caneland Central Shopping Centre

Shopping and Markets

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Caneland Central is the premier shopping and lifestyle destination in the Mackay region and is conveniently located in the city...

Dolphin Heads

Dolphin Heads

Natural Attractions

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A beautiful part of Mackay's Northern Beaches, Dolphin Heads is a rocky and sandy headland, popular with photography enthusiasts. It...

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Mango Avenue

Parks and Gardens

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Mango Avenue is the focal point of the beautiful Eimeo Village. The 80 year old Mango trees that stretch between...

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Cane Cutter Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Parks and Gardens

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A statue of a Cane Cutter, erected in 1994 as a memorial to the pioneering families of the Marian district,...

Couple at Sky Window lookout with Pioneer Valley view.

Eungella National Park

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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Eungella National Park, sitting high above the surrounding plains, is a mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountain refuge harbouring diverse plants and...

Inshore Fishing

Inshore Fishing Mackay

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Customised

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Inshore Fishing Mackay is a locally owned and operated small boat fishing charter that can offer you the experience of...

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Edward Lloyd Park, Marian

Natural Attractions Parks and Gardens

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Named for the Clerk (1921 to 1954) of the former Mirani Shire, Edward Lloyd, who was instrumental in preserving and...

Big Cane Toad

Big Cane Toad

Landmarks and Buildings

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His scientific name is Bufo Marinus, but the locals have nicknamed him 'Buffy'.Situated in the town centre of Sarina, approximately...

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Fishing on Keswick Island

Natural Attractions

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Deep sea and reef fishing at Keswick Island is legendary. The nearby coral reefs, mangrove habitats and protected waters of...

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Natural Attractions Parks and Gardens

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The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative...

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Grendon Park

Parks and Gardens

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Nestled between Half Tide and Salonika Beaches is Grendon Park, named after the original owners of the land prior to...

Keswick Island Dive Site

Keswick Island Dive Site

Natural Attractions

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Mackay is not generally well known as a dive destination, but with offshore islands and reefs it certainly has the...

Greenmount Homestead, Walkerston, Mackay

Greenmount Homestead

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Parks and Gardens

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Greenmount Homestead (five kilometres west of Walkerston) is one of Mackay's most valued historic attractions. Greenmount was developed by AA...

Fossillised remains of a proto-crocodile

Pioneer Valley Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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In 1986 the Mirani Shire Council purchased a collection of artefacts from Jack Williams of Eungella. With the aid of...

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Lamberts Lookout

Natural Attractions

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Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also...

Eungella Dam

Eungella Dam

Natural Attractions

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Eungella Dam is a scenic lake fringed by rainforest, the ideal spot for boating and skiing with peaceful natural surrounds....

Far Beach

Far Beach

Natural Attractions

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Far Beach is a popular walking beach with locals, recognised for its tranquility and soft white sand. At low tide...

Luncheon Bay - Aerial

Luncheon Bay

Natural Attractions

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Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon...

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Iluka Park

Parks and Gardens

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Iluka Park is located on Binnington Esplanade at the ocean end of East Gordon Street, East Mackay. This area is...

Artspace Mackay

Artspace Mackay

Galleries, Museums and Collections Landmarks and Buildings

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Discover the arts and culture of the Mackay region when you visit Artspace Mackay, the regional art gallery and museum...

Mackay Bluewater Lagoon

Bluewater Lagoon

Parks and Gardens

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Enjoy a refreshing swim at Mackay City's Bluewater Lagoon, the fun of the beach within the city. Three tiers of...

Keswick Island Jetty

Keswick Island Jetty

Landmarks and Buildings

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Keswick Island can be accessed by boat via the mobile jetty, situated in Egremont Passage, near the Keswick airstrip.The jetty...

Illawong Beach

Illawong Beach

Natural Attractions

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A serene and peaceful coastline awaits at Illawong Beach. Kilometres of sandy shoreline as well as off and on dog...

Bees on Keswick Island

Bees on Keswick Island

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

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Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees.Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free...

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Mackay Town Hall

Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

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Discover a living piece of Mackay's heritage at the Town Hall in Sydney Street, Mackay. Originally built in 1912 the...

Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Natural Attractions

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The beautiful Basil Bay is Keswick Island's prime swimming beach. Located on the western side of the island, Basil Bay...

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Queens Park – Orchid House

Parks and Gardens

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Relax and enjoy the beautiful Orchid House, intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens, boasting a broad collection of...

Broken River

Broken River

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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Located within the cool tranquillity of Eungella National Park, Broken River is touted as one of the best locations in...

Platypus Viewing at Broken River

Platypus Viewing at Broken River

National Parks and Reserves

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Eungella National Park, approximately a one hour drive west of Mackay, is home to one of the most reliable spots...

Lady at Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton Gorge

Natural Attractions

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A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction.There are many...

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MECC Precinct Fountain, Mackay

Landmarks and Buildings

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Mackay's iconic thistle fountain is located in front of the council building on Gordon Street in Mackay. The fountain water...

Blacks Beach

Blacks Beach

Natural Attractions

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Located at Mackay's Northern Beaches, Black's Beach is Mackay's longest continuous beach, approximately six kilometres in length. It is a...

Marian Sugar Mill

Marian Sugar Mill

Agri, Mining and Industry Landmarks and Buildings

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Marian Mill was first built in 1885, but closed after a few years. The Marian Central Mill Co Ltd erected...

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Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard

Landmarks and Buildings Shopping and Markets

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Mackay's magnificent world-class Marina Village has a tropical ambience, with leafy palms lining the waterfront esplanade and a view beyond...

Pioneer Valley, The

The Pioneer Valley

Agri, Mining and Industry Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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A wonderland of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations contrast against a tapestry of sugar cane fields as you...

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Jubilee Park, Mackay

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

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Jubilee Park is the focal point of ANZAC Day commemorations each year on April 25. The park is host to...

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Pioneer Swim Centre

Sports and Recreation Facilities

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Set within landscaped gardens in the John Breen Park recreational precinct in North Mackay, Pioneer Swim Centre provides convenient access...

Luncheon Bay

Luncheon Bay Dive Site

Natural Attractions

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Located at the northern end of Hook Island, in the Whitsundays, Luncheon Bay is a lovely dive site where you...

Platypus

Reeforest Adventure Tours – Mackay

Full Day Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours

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Reeforest Adventure Tours has operated in Mackay since 1986 and Col and Jenny Adamson have owned and operated the tour...

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Connie Bay on Keswick Island

Natural Attractions

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At the far north end of Keswick Island, Connie Bay is a secluded beach of sweeping white sand, turquoise water...

Ball Bay

Ball Bay

Natural Attractions

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The picturesque beach settlement of Ball Bay is located 35 kilometres north of Mackay. Ball Bay offers secluded camping on...

Cape Hillsborough

Hibiscus Coast

National Parks and Reserves Natural Attractions

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20 kilometres north of Mackay lies the Hibiscus Coast which includes the delightful seaside towns of Seaforth, Halliday Bay, Ball...

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