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the Mackay Region

If you're looking for a destination that brings nature to life, then look no further than the Mackay Region. From beach-lounging wallabies at Cape Hillsborough National Park, to shy-but-oh-so-cute platypus in Eungella National Park and secluded beaches that only a local would know, its got natural attractions on tap.
 
Mackay City
Art deco buildings, cute cafes and palm-tree lined streets make up the city heart of Mackay, while nothing is more than a 20-minute drive away.
 
  • Slip on your deck shoes and settle in for an afternoon of tapas, cocktails and yacht-envy on the water at the Mackay Marina.
  • Walk or ride the Bluewater Trail, taking you past the Pioneer River, botanic gardens, free man-made swimming lagoon and fishing platforms.
 
Beaches & Rainforest
Those in the know have been exploring Eungella National Park for years, but there always something new to be discovered in Australia’s oldest and longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest.
 
  • Pack a picnic and plunge into the cool fresh waters of Finch Hatton Gorge.
  • Take your pick of the 31 beaches that surround Mackay.
  • Catch all the action of events like the annual Mackay Beach Horse Races for a different spin on beach fun.
 
Great Barrier Reef & Islands

Weekends here are about jumping in the kayak, setting sail or packing the fishing rods and hiking gear and getting out to experience one of the Great Barrier Reef islands just offshore.

 
  • Organise a charter boat to get you to Brampton Island, the Newry Island group or Cumberland Islands including Keswick and St Bees, to explore the walking trails, snorkel in waters teeming with coral and marine life, and camp blissfully disconnected from the world.
  • Take a day trip Airlie Beach – just 1 ½ hours drive north of Mackay – to explore the beauty of the Whitsundays.
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BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$30.00 - 150.00
BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park is situated two kilometres from Mackay Harbour Precinct and only four kilometres for the City Centre. They offer a great range of cabin, caravan and camping accommodation for your family and your furry friends! After a long drive sit on the verandah of one of their new air conditioned Villas and watch the children play on the Jumping Pillow or relax in the clear saltwater pool. All of their cabin accommodation is new or newly refurbished and they have just completed their new waterpark complex and mini golf.

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
From AU$29.00 - 180.00
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a haven in an ecological setting, providing budget to mid-range accommodation and facilities. The resort fronts Casuarina Bay with National Park on three sides, creating a secluded environment where you can relax, go fishing, or take a walk in the National Park. Wildlife is abundant and more than 150 species of birds and dozens of butterflies can be observed. Wake to the sounds of nature. Enjoy peace and tranquillity, fresh air and a sky full of stars. Discover the delights of being 'far from the maddening crowd'. Laze on the beach or by the pool, set amongst lush tropical vegetation. Watch the birds make friends with wallabies and kangaroos, and share the evening with possums. Throw in a line, catch a crab or simply relax with a good book. For stress-free breaks, bird watchers, nature lovers, photographers and artists, family getaways, paradise is within easy reach at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park.

Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina

Mackay Harbour, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$235.00 - 425.00
The Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina is considered as Mackay's premier hotel. Located on the relaxing waterfront setting of the picturesque Mackay Marina, the hotel is only a short drive from Mackay's city centre and 20 minutes from Mackay Airport and is Mackay's only hotel with marina views over the tropical blue waters of the Coral Sea. The hotel provides a selection of high quality accommodation rooms, from Deluxe Studio rooms and 1 Bedroom Apartments through to Executive Suites and Superior Spa suites. All rooms are superbly appointed with all the modern conveniences you would expect to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Their onsite Latitude 21 Bar and Restaurant provides modern Australian cuisine, room service menu is available daily. The Mackay Marina is also right on the doorstep providing a choice of bars, cafes and restaurants . Harbour Beach is also just a short stroll providing long stretches of golden, sandy beaches. The hotel provides a range of excellent guest services that have built a strong reputation with business travellers and holiday makers.

Comfort Resort Blue Pacific

Blacks Beach, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$140.00 - 310.00
Enjoy a restful and tranquil atmosphere at this fully self-contained beachfront resort on Mackay's beautiful Northern beaches at Comfort Resort Blue Pacific. You can escape, unwind and have fun exploring this amazingly diverse and interesting Queensland region or you can do little and just enjoy the friendly service at the resort. Imagine spectacular island views from the shady beachfront lawn area where you can laze in peace or entertain some friends. The barbecues and picnic settings among the coconut trees complete your perfect holiday scene. There are plenty of dining options within walking distance from the resort. At Mackay's Northern Beaches, Blacks Beach you can swim, walk and fish or enjoy a fishing charter on the Coral Sea. Just 15 minutes drive from the resort offers you a full range of shops in a beautiful tropical setting. Why not do the Heritage Walk, Artspace, the Botanic Gardens, the Blue Lagoon or visit Mackay Harbour?

Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$130.00 - 265.00
The Coral Cay Resort comprises of 82 well appointed units (executive, spa and studio suites, as well as two and three bedroom semi self-contained units). All units have broadband access for the business executive and Foxtel television. The majority of the rooms contain an executive workstation and executive chair. Each of the four and a half star suites features at least one 32 inch LCD television, a hair dryer, mini bar, iron and ironing board as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There is ample undercover, off-street car parking for small and large vehicles. For your comfort all of their units are non-smoking.

Coral Sands Motel Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$125.00 - 155.00
Coral Sands Motel is located in the Mackay Central Business District, walking distance to restaurants, shops, entertainment and Convention Centre Showgrounds and bars. Coral Sands Motel is a non smoking property with 46 clean, comfortable and refurbished rooms. Other features include a pool, barbecue area, guest laundry and restaurant. All rooms have Foxtel and wi-fi.

Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$119.00 - 300.00
Located adjacent to the ocean, river and parklands, yet just three minutes from the Central Business District cafe, dining and entertainment district, Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands is Mackay's newest apartment hotel. With unparalleled views of the Coral Sea and Pioneer River and a selection of luxurious King Hotel Room and One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, the Hotel creates an enduring sense of home that responds to the needs of business and leisure visitors alike. The apartments themselves boast space and a strong connection between the indoor and outdoor living spaces to maximise the opportunity to stretch out and embrace the views and enjoy a true sense of comfort and convenience. Mackay boasts a wide range of activities throughout the region and this Hotel compliments this by offering Hi Speed NBN wi-fi throughout the entire Hotel, there are podium level pool and barbecue facilities located on the first floor and a café/wine bar due to open mid 2015 adjacent to the lobby.

Grasstree Beach Bed and Breakfast

Grasstree Beach, Mackay Area
From AU$125.00 - 130.00
Greetings! Rosmarie and Manfred Widmer extend to you, a warm and friendly welcome to their private piece of paradise overlooking picturesque Grasstree Beach. Nestled between the Great Dividing Range and the Pacific Ocean lies Grasstree Beach Bed and Breakfast. The private cottage is ideally situated on a hilltop, overlooking subtropical bushland, our own mango farm, the ocean and an in-ground pool. Grasstree Beach Bed and Breakfast offers the kind of service and hospitality that bigger motels fail to provide. Wake up at your leisure to a mouth-watering full continental breakfast which includes freshly baked bread and Rosmarie's own home-made mango jam. Spend your days at the seaside, exploring the area or perhaps spend a lazy day by the pool. The list of things you can do is many and varied. If you desire to stay in and order a meal, Rosmarie is able to prepare a vast array of international cuisines for you to choose from. They hope you enjoy your stay with them and look forward to your arrival.

Hi-Way Units Motel

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$110.00 - 180.00
The Hi-Way Units Motel is very centrally located in Mackay. This provides easy access to all attractions including the Botanical Gardens. They are only three kilometres to the airport and the city centre, and two kilometres to the railway station and hospital. All sporting facilities, shops and banks are also in close proximity. Hi-Way Units Motel offers clean large self-contained family units which are available for overnight, casual and long term. They are owner operated and all provided with friendly family service.

Ibis Mackay Airport

South Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$129.00 - 159.00
Ibis Mackay Airport is the only hotel located in the Mackay Airport precinct and the first purpose-built international standard economy hotel in Mackay. The hotel is also minutes from the Central Business District and the Mackay Convention Centre. Ibis Mackay Airport is your gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and a convenient accommodation option for passengers travelling through Mackay. The premium economy hotel features 152 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, Wi-Fi coverage and a large tavern on the ground floor. The rooms are completely dedicated to your comfort with plush, comfortable bedding and pillows to ensure your sleep is as sound as can be. When you choose ibis, you are guaranteed maximum comfort, flawless service, 24-hour reception and friendly team members, all at an unbeatable price. Ibis Mackay Airport is perfectly positioned for the business of leisure traveller providing a premium experience with comfort and convenience at an economy price.
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