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Reeforest Adventure Tours - Mackay

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Reeforest Adventure Tours has operated in Mackay since 1986 and Col and Jenny Adamson have owned and operated the tour business from 1994. A variety of tours operate from Mackay and Airlie Beach to Eungella National Park, Mackay City, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Pioneer Valley, Nebo and the Mining Trail to the hinterland and the highly acclaimed Farleigh Sugar Mill Tour. Only two operate in Queensland as well as the new paddock to Port Cane farm tour during the crushing season. The coaches are safe, air-conditioned and vary from 14 to 46 seaters.

Reeforest owns a bush camp in Finch Hatton Gorge called the "The Finch Hatton Hilton" where billy tea and damper are served as well as a barbecue lunch on their Platypus and Rainforest Eco Tour. All tours are laid back with time for photos, swimming, animal spotting and a full commentary on the history of the area as well as a few tall stories.

Reeforest Adventure Tours also operate a variety of package holidays around Australia like Cape York, The Kimbleys, The Red Centre, Tasmania, Autumn In New England through the highlands of Northern New South Wales and The Gulf of Carpentaria and Arnhem Land.

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Guided Walks
  • Swimming

Other Information

Children:

Children under four travel free and four to 12 travel at concession rate and appropriate food is provided.

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The Pioneer Valley

Eungella, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The Pioneer Valley, apart from being one of the richest sugar cane growing areas in Australia, is by far one of the most picturesque valleys in Australia. Travelling through this fertile valley, you will discover a community steeped in pioneering history. The Valley encompasses many quaint townships and Australia's largest continuous stretch of sub tropical rainforest Eungella National Park. Know as 'The Natural Way', the trip along Eungella road through the Pioneer Valley to Eungella National Park is a unique destination with many varying attractions, activities and townships to view along the way.

Lamberts Lookout

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also a popular viewing platform to see the migrating whales as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay. Easy parking available at the lookout and shady areas, picnic tables, play equipment and barbecues are all available at Lamberts Beach.

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a popular walking track among locals and an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. As a designated off leash area there is plenty of open space for your pet to play. A total of 5,000 steps taking approximately 50 minutes at a moderate pace. Start your walk at Hicks street, turn left and follow the path under Glenpark street. Follow the path past John Breen Park to Valley Street and cross at Malcomson Street at the traffic lights to continue on the loop keeping the water on your left. Follow the path back to Malcomson Street and back to the start/finish sign.

Far Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Far Beach is a popular destination for locals and visitors for late afternoon walks, fishing and watching the impact of Mackay's huge tides, which can go out for miles during peak times. Far Beach is only a five minute drive from Mackay's city heart. Far Beach also offers great views of Flat and Round Top Islands and Dalrymple Bay, the area is also well equipped with playground facilities and shady barbecue and picnic areas. Northern Far Beach between Evans Street and Bridge Road is a designated off-leash dog friendly area. Once the tide has gone out there is plenty of space on the beach for you and your dog to play.

Shoal Point

Shoal Point, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Shoal Point is the most northern beach of the Northern Beaches and is approximately 15 minutes from Mackay City Centre. Shoal Point offers a beachfront, shady picnic area with views to the islands, Cape Hillsborough National Park and the Hibiscus Coast. It also provides excellent reef fishing; the more open sections of the beach are the spots for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead.

Illawong Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Along Illawong Beach you are likely to see windsurfers or avid fisherman casting from the beach. The long stretch of beach offers a relaxing leisurely walk with great views of Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal. At the nearby Quota Park you can find toilets, barbeques and picnic facilities.

The Kommo Toera Trail

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
This one kilometre boardwalk system provides a close view of almost every habitat found in this coastal environment and awe-inspiring wildlife. The walks takes approximately one hour. Please note that there are no refreshments or toilet facilities available on site, with the nearest public facilities at Mackay Marina. Please do not leave behind any rubbish as this is a wildlife area. Drive 15 minutes north of central Mackay towards the Mackay Port along Harbour Road. Turn left on Slade Point Road and once you reach the Melaleuca forest, the entrance to the trail is on the left on Keeleys Road.

Walkerston

Walkerston, Mackay Area
Walkerston is situated approximately 10 kilometres west of Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway, a small country town with most facilities and services. Be sure to turn off the highway and visit the Historic Greenmount Homestead. The Greenmount site was first settled in 1862 by Captain John Mackay and the homestead was later built in 1912 by the pioneering Cook family. This home is now a beautifully preserved museum that serves as gateway to the region's past, with traditional Queensland Architecture, original furniture, fittings and ornaments, and the original owner’s house maid - Gloria Arrow. Tours around this grand home are open to the public at a small fee. The Greenmount Homestead is open 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Sunday to Friday.

Blacks Beach

Blacks Beach, Mackay Area
Blacks Beach is located just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Mackay. It’s the longest of Mackay’s northern beaches, and a great place to base yourself as you explore what this balmy North Queensland destination has to offer. Boasting six kilometres of clean sparkling sand and gentle waters, this palm-lined beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing with a good book. During the school holidays the beach is patrolled by the local life savers making it a safe spot to take the kids. The beach fishing here is some of the best in the state with bream and whiting on the menu. Fire up one of the free barbecues on the foreshore and enjoy a fresh feast of fish as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Just south of Blacks Beach is Lamberts Beach and Slade Point. It’s a popular spot for surfers when the swell is up and boasts spectacular views out over the ocean and surrounding coastline. The Point is also a great whale watching platform during the winter months. To the north at Eimeo you’ll find a famous pub perched on the side of a cliff. Enjoy a meal and a cold one, but be prepared to be blown away by the knock-out views! Accommodation at Blacks Beach ranges from camping and caravan parks to self-contained and motel style apartments. All accommodation is within easy walking distance to the beach.

Bakers Creek

Bakers Creek, Mackay Area
Bakers Creek is a meat processing town, located near Mackay. Hang about, as this is where some of the best Central Queensland T-bones are 'created'. There are no shops or facilities, but then it is not the sort of place one stops off for a picnic, being located just a few kilometres south of Mackay. It's worthwhile taking a break to inspect the town's war memorial, which pays tribute to a US plane which crashed in the district back in World War II. The town's main claim to fame is the annual Oakenden rodeo, usually held each June, catered by the Dundula School as its major fundraiser. Those in the know also frequent Bakers Creek because of its fishing opportunities. They are also aware that the local tavern depicts a typical Aussie pub.
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