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Great Barrier Reef

With more than 100 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland offers the ultimate personalised adventure on the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef system.

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas, snorkel with turtles at a sand cay, dive among colourful coral gardens on the outer reef or camp on a deserted island to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.

Join a live-aboard dive boat for days and nights of underwater exploration, keep your hair dry on a helmet dive or zoom along on an underwater scooter. Go under your own steam paddling to a nearby island from the beautiful Cape Tribulation beach or board a helicopter for a breathtaking aerial view of the reef.

Enjoy the seclusion of a luxurious island resort in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef where you can leisurely explore a colourful underwater world, dine with the Coral Sea lapping your toes, discover marine birdlife or gaze at the ocean while you laze in a spa.

Tropical North Queensland is the closest destination to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to a pontoon on the outer edge of the reef, dive straight from the back of the boat or swim out from an island to see some of the 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral that live in this diverse ecosystem.

Try an introductory dive to see the reef and its colourful marine life up close or learn to dive so you can complete multiple underwater adventures as a certified diver. The enormous variety of diving experiences includes plummeting Coral Sea wall dives, diving alongside giant potato cod, joining reef sharks at night or witnessing the annual coral spawn.

Diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are all part of everyday life in Tropical North Queensland, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

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La Solana - Mackay

Blacks Beach, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99 - 180
Moving to Mackay? Working in Mackay or feel like a mini beach break? Their spacious apartments provide a comfortable home away from home, so that you can truly settle in and enjoy your stay. Whether you simply need accommodation for yourself or for your whole family, whether you’re on a work placement or on an extended holiday, you can rest assured knowing that La Solana Apartments can meet all your short or long stay accommodation needs.

Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina

Mackay Harbour, Mackay Area
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From AU$189 - 299
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.

Mycow Accommodation Mackay

Bakers Creek, Mackay Area
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From AU$20 - 77
Relax and enjoy the peace and comfort of your own private room or water front caravan site. The park is ideally located on the south side of Mackay, only 10 minutes from Central Business District, five minutes to the airport and five minutes to Paget (Mackay's industrial precinct).

BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

Mackay, Mackay Area
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From AU$30 - 150
BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park is situated two kilometres from Mackay Harbour Precinct and only four kilometres from the city centre. There's a good range of cabin, caravan and camping accommodation for your family and your furry friends.

Central Tourist Park Mackay

North Mackay, Mackay Area
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From AU$30 - 95
Located just two kilometres north from Mackay's city heart, the Central Tourist Park offers a range of budget accommodation, from tent sites, van sites (drive thru) , to fully air-conditioned self contained units and villas.

Hi-Way Units Motel

Mackay, Mackay Area
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From AU$110 - 180
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.

Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands

Mackay, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99 - 299
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.

Quest Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$150 - 300
Quest Mackay is an apartment style hotel located in the heart of the Mackay Central Business District close to all local attractions, restaurants, nightlife and the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Mid City Motor Inn

Mackay, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99 - 160
Mid City Motor Inn is located on the bank of the blue 'Pioneer' river in the city heart of Mackay. It is a very short stroll to restaurants and shopping centres. The adjacent river boardwalk passes the motel and leads to Caneland Shopping Centre, one of the north's most popular centres with Myer and the new Family Entertainment Centre with Ten Pin Bowling and Laser Tag for the kids.

Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn

Mackay, Mackay Area
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From AU$88 - 265
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.
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