From the rugged cliffs of the Great Dividing Range that the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell once crossed, to the open downs country that caught his eye, it is no wonder that Tambo is being discovered by travellers.

Tambo is a living museum of cultural history and a place for the visitor to gain insight into the lifestyle and heritage of Australia’s forebears. There are the sites of the early European settlement that was to lead pastoralists in the 1860s to flock to Tambo taking up land for grazing. The pastoral industry still remains the basis of Tambo’s economy today.

Tambo’s Heritage Walk through the town will take you back in time, visiting old buildings and historically significant places. The Coolibah Walk follows the banks of the Barcoo where the native trees reach out across the river and provide a cool haven for the birdlife.

The Tambo Lake area is the focus for a recreational area offering barbecue facilities, nature walks, native tree forest and water sports.

Visit the Tambo Teddies Workshop and see the sheep skin teddy bears being created and sold. Each bear is named after a property in the Tambo district, giving them claim to some of the oldest settled country in Queensland.

The Wilderness Way Self Drive Tour trail traverses three major river systems, taking you to the top of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range. It visits many places of interest including sites of early European settlement and Aboriginal rock engravings, passing an array of sandstone formations and vast cliff lines. For the nature lover, enjoy sights of native flora, fauna and brilliant wildflowers from August to September. Camp overnight in the beautiful Salvator Rosa National Park. Enjoy the 420 kilometre round-trip at your own pace and discover why this area is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets.

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19 August 2017
The annual Mackay Airport Beach Horse Races are an iconic event on North Queensland’s sporting and social calendar. The showpiece of this is the Race Day attended by thousands of locals and visitors to the region, the event also features a legendary Opening Night Cocktail Party and post race day Garden Party.

Global Grooves

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Free Entry
21 October 2017
Tour the globe at Global Grooves 2017 held at beautiful Queens Park, celebrating the cultural diversity of the Mackay region. This one-day open-air event is free to the public and they encourage all of the Mackay region to travel the globe in a day!
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19 May 2017
The Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo is the largest event of its kind in the Mackay Region. With over 140 local and national businesses ready to talk to you at the event, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for!

Mechanos Mackay

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12 August 2017
Mechanos is an aviation and mechanical innovation festival, showcasing historical craftsmanship and modern technology in transport and manufacturing, with dynamic aircraft displays and trade stalls.

Mackay Festival of Arts

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Free Entry
7 July 2017
The Mackay Festival of Arts 2017 will boast a 10 day program covering a wide variety of visual arts, music, theatre, family events, food and wine and much more. The 2017 Mackay Festival of Arts will be the 30th year of the Festival, and the program will be bigger and better than ever.

Mackay Show

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20 June 2017
Mackay comes alive with agriculture, produce, local exhibitors and the famous side show alley for three exciting days in June. Its a celebration of all things Mackay and fun for all. Art on Show is a great display of Australia Wide Artists and Fashion on Show showcases many local designers and businesses over the three days.

Mackay MS Swimathon

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From AU$10 - 45
12 March 2017
The Pioneer Swim Centre in Mackay will host the second MS Swimathon event of the year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system.
From AU$15 - 25
11 February 2017
Mackay will host the 2017 NRL pre-season trial match featuring the 2015 premiers North Qld Toyota Cowboys versus Sydney Roosters at BB Print Stadium. The last pre-season trial match played in Mackay was back in 2015 when the Cowboys played the Brisbane Broncos and later went on to win their maiden Premiership for the club.

Mackay Swap Meet

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1 October 2017
The Mackay Swap Meet, Mackay Region's largest meet, is a celebration of fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. With some 2,800 visitors and 130 booths in its inaugural year, the Mackay Swap Meet is committed to growing into a centrepiece of the Central Queensland outdoor swapping experience.

Mackay Marina Run

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From AU$20 - 150
4 June 2017
Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding city of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.
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