Walkerston is situated approximately 10 kilometres west of Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway, a small country town with an array of facilities and services, including a supermarket, bakery and pub.
A key attraction in the area is the Historic Greenmount Homestead. The Greenmount site was first settled in 1862 by Captain John Mackay and the homestead was later built in 1912 by the pioneering Cook family. This home is now a beautifully preserved museum that serves as gateway to the region’s past, with traditional Queensland Architecture, original furniture, fittings and ornaments, and the original owner’s house maid – Gloria Arrow. Tours around this grand home are open to the public.
Walkerston is also home to a number of sporting teams, including rugby league, cricket, cycling and BMX. A competitive BMX track and outdoor cycling velodrome can be found side by side on Lorne Road at McLennan Park.
Walkerston is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Mackay in Queensland, it is located approximately 808kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 13.879 square kilometres. Walkerston has a recorded population of 3403 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Walkerston 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 of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Walkerston and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.