The Mackay Region is a treasure trove for nature lovers, with stunning beaches, breathtaking rainforests, exotic islands, and an abundance of wildlife. Then there’s Mackay City itself, which offers palm tree lined streets dotted with art deco buildings and cute cafes. There’s virtually something for everyone is this tropical paradise, and it’s yours to discover today.
THINGS TO DO
If you’re dreaming of a little relaxation, look no further. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the striking Finch Hatton Gorge, savour some tapas or a couple cocktails at the Mackay Marina, or take a dip in a cool rainforest swimming hole.
If you’re looking for a little more action, jump in a kayak and head out to one of the Great Barrier Reef islands, visit Clairview for some first class fishing and crabbing (keep an eye out for a dugong), or explore the rocky outcrops and mountain ranges that offer are sure to inspire photographers and bushwalkers alike.
And as for those who come baring a 4WD, there’s no shortage of challenging and exciting tracks to explore.
Count ‘em: there are 24 National Parks surrounding the Mackay Region. What’s more, each of these stunning parks is unique, with its own marvels to explore. Spot wild platypus in the Eungella National Park, cast a line while watching the kangaroos feed on the beach at Cape Hillsborough National Park, or enjoy secluded serenity at a remote camping ground in Cape Palmerston National Park. Whether you enjoy bushwalking, bird watching or having a splash in some truly crystal clear waters, you’re unlikely to tire of Mackay’s unlimited possibilities.
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