Things to See and Do

Take advantage of the laid-back lifestyle in Mackay and explore the natural attractions across the region up-close.

  • Cruise off the coast to one of the tropical islands or the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Charter a fishing boat and eat freshly caught fish for dinner.
  • Watch the sunrise while rubbing elbows with resident wallabies at Cape Hillsborough, where the rainforest meets the reef.
  • Hear the wind rustle through the fields of sugar cane heading west from the coast.
  • Walk through clouds in misty, mountainous Eungella or Finch Hatton Gorge and try to spot the elusive platypus.
Between the art deco architecture of the region’s namesake city and the endless variety of Mackay’s nature and wildlife it’s easy to find yourself lost in the surprises that Mackay serves up.

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Rainforest Scuba

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water with a platypus in natural conditions? You will see at least four breeds of turtles and heaps of fish.

Keswick Island Day Trip

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Join them to discover Keswick, the treasured island. Keswick Island is a truly natural wonderland - only a stone's throw from Mackay, it's a world of national parks fringed by white sands and coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life.

Shamrock Hotel Mackay

West Mackay, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
The new Shamrock Hotel is the place in Mackay to dine out and catch up with great friends for any occasion. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Shamrock Hotel boasts exceptional indoor and outdoor dining facilities, an extensive new menu with locally sourced premium produce, a six star gaming lounge, dedicated sports bar, lounge bar, terrace and four star accommodation.

Hideaway Restaurant & Cafe

Sarina, Mackay Area
  • Free WiFi
Hideaway Restaurant and Café offer an all-day menu with a great variety of light meals through to superbly cooked steaks and local seafood. The restaurant is proud to use the best of local produce including local Barramundi caught in pristine water between Mackay and Bowen, Pork sourced from local producers, fresh fruit and vegetables from our region and much more.

Romantic Retreat

Multiple Locations
Sneak off for a long weekend of love. Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway with a secluded island adventure, fine dining, luxurious accommodation and unforgettable experiences. This three day tour will not only be a great time to enjoy each others company, but to experience it with some of nature's most beautiful backdrops.

Bees on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees. Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free of many other diseases and are sometimes used as breeding stock for the mainland colonies.

Camilleri's Farm Market

Balberra, Mackay Area
Camilleri’s are a well known local family and supplier of all the fresh goodness that their region has to offer. You would be amazed to find out how much of what they stock is grown a their own farm just up the road.
Blessed with an abundance of breathtaking tropical shoreline, Mackay’s Northern Beaches are the perfect day-trip destination to soak up your fair share of sun, surf and sand. The Northern Beaches feature beautiful stretches of golden sand and warm waters to enjoy a dip in the ocean.

Country to Coast Meats

Marian, Mackay Area
You can nearly see the paddock that this local meat comes from at shopfront! Ok not really but it is really nearby! The regions friendly butchers supplying local authentic farm fresh meat and produce straight from the Local Farms to You!

Port of Hay Point Lookout

Hay Point, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The Port of Hay Point, 30 kilometres south of Mackay, is one of the biggest and most efficient coal ports in the world. The Port Administration building features a public viewing gallery offering fantastic views of the two coal terminals.
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