Shoal Point

Shoal Point, Mackay Area

Shoal Point is the northern-most community of the Northern Beaches group, with a visually spectacular coastal beach. At low tide, the beach can almost be mistaken as a small sweeping desert. The sand stretches for hundreds of metres, allowing a close-up view of Green Reef Island.

Watch as thousands of tiny blue Soldier Crabs scuttle along the mud flats, burying themselves into the sand. The 'lone tree' found toward the northern end of the beach is one of Mackay's most 'instagrammable' images.

Take a blanket, choose a spot to dig your toes into the sand and watch a sublime sunset.

Boats can be launched straight off the beach.

An esplanade park provides shade, picnic tables, a playground and barbecues as well as picturesque views of the beach.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
O'Brien Esplanade
Shoal Point, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

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Port Douglas Carnivale

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26 May 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale is an annual celebration of the tropics where you can "Taste. Watch. Dance. Play" in nature's playground over four days and nights of fabulous events and activities. Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale features local and international performers and producers showcasing the region's spectacular tropical lifestyle and location.
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11 August 2017
Taste Port Douglas is Far North Queensland's annual premier food, beverage and restaurant festival. Long regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the country, Port Douglas is also considered the culinary highlight of the region, home to a thriving restaurant and food industry.

Port Douglas Race Week

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17 May 2017
A week of racing, entertainment and cuisine held in tropical Port Douglas and the surrounding waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A multi-division racing event that sails around Low Isle, Snapper Island and famous Four Mile beach.
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