Sun, Surf and Sand - Blissful Beaches in Mackay

Multiple Locations

Blessed with an abundance of breathtaking tropical shoreline, Mackay’s Northern Beaches are the perfect day-trip destination to soak up the sun, surf and sand. The Northern Beaches feature beautiful stretches of golden sand and warm waters to enjoy a dip in the ocean. The best time for fishing is at high tide off Black Point rocks.

Journey Details

Duration
2 Hours
Distance
60 Kilometres

Full Itinerary

Mackay to Blacks Beach

If travelling from Mackay’s city centre, head North on the Bruce Highway past Northpoint Retail shopping area, and then turn right onto Mackay-Bucasia Road to head to Blacks Beach.

Take the opportunity to explore the various shopping centres along the way, to stock up on supplies for a day at the beach. Don’t forget to take plenty of water and sunscreen!

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Bicycle, Car
Distance 55 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Blacks Beach to Eimeo Beach

Follow Eimeo Road and head to a swimmers paradise at Eimeo Beach. Drive under a canopy of mango trees at Mango Avenue, a heritage-listed attraction that stretches between Whittles Lane and Heidke Street, forming a shaded canopy above the streetscape. Choose to picnic on the beach using the facilities on Eimeo Esplanade, or dine with incredible ocean views at a nearby hotel or resort.

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Mode of Travel Bicycle, Car
Distance 7 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Eimeo Beach to Bucasia Beach

Continue your journey along the Mackay-Bucasia Road, and follow road sign directions along Downie Avenue to reach Bucasia Beach. Enjoy coffee and cake with a refreshing sea-breeze before burying your toes into the warm sand of Bucasia’s expansive beach.

Seaview Park on the Bucasia Esplanade provides facilities to freshen up and relax, including a barbecue, showers, toilets, picnic tables and a children’s playground.

For spectacular sunset views head to Shoal Point.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Bicycle, Car, Walk
Distance 1 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Bucasia Beach to Shoal Point

To view a spectacular sunset over the rugged peaks of Cape Hillsborough, end your journey at Shoal Point. Barbecue facilities at O’Brien Esplanade Reserve provide a tranquil setting under majestic trees, overlooking the sparkling water. Enjoy a barbecue dinner while watching the sunset behind the tropical hinterland, and watch as an array of colourful parrots make their way home during twilight.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Bicycle, Car
Distance 1 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Shoal Point to Mackay

End your journey at Shoal Point. Barbecue facilities at O’Brien Esplanade Reserve provide a tranquil setting under majestic trees, overlooking the sparkling water. Enjoy a barbecue dinner while watching the sun set behind the tropical hinterland, and watch as an array of colourful parrots make their way home during twilight.

Head back to Mackay after a fantastic day visiting the beaches north of Mackay.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Bicycle, Car
Distance 57 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance

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Redcliffe

Redcliffe, Moreton Bay Area
Just 30 minutes from downtown Brisbane, the delightful holiday centre of Redcliffe is a perfect combination of sun, sand and sea. It has so much to offer visitors who wish to escape the stress of modern living with 22 kilometres of soft sandy beaches, spectacular views across Moreton Bay from the Hornibrook Highway and mouth watering seafood restaurants.

Beachmere

Moreton Bay Area
The township of Beachmere, in the northern section of Moreton Bay Region between Deception Bay and Sandstone Point, is a quiet hideaway perfect for a bayside nature reprieve. Boat & Watercraft Fun You’ll find a 2-lane boat ramp and pontoon with plenty of parking, toilets and water available at the end of Saint Smith Rd.

Osprey House Environment Centre

Griffin, Moreton Bay Area
Free Entry
Osprey House Environment Centre is nestled on the banks of the Pine River amidst the branching arms of the mangroves. It melds as a part of this sensitive wetland area with its natural timber design, sweeping verandas and meandering boardwalks inviting everyone to explore almost secret locations and learn about the local fauna and flora.

Deception Bay

Deception Bay, Moreton Bay Area
The curiously named town of Deception Bay in Caboolture Shire lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Brisbane, at the southern end of the bay of the same name. It is called Deception Bay because when discovered by Lieutenant John Oxley in 1823, he thought the bay was a river because of its unusual shallowness.

Boondall Wetlands Reserve

Boondall, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe and includes more than 1,000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Tabbil-ban Dhagun Mangrove Boardwalk (Place of Salt Water)

Nudgee Beach, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
The Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe. The wetlands include more than 1000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, salt marshes, melaleuca, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Caboolture

Caboolture, Moreton Bay Area
Just under 60 minutes from downtown Brisbane, Caboolture is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. White sandy beaches, stunning mountain scenery and charming country villages await visitors to the Caboolture.

Woody Point

Woody Point, Moreton Bay Area
Picturesque Woody Point allows visitors the chance to soak up a relaxed seaside village experience. Its many charming eateries and seaside arts and craft shops give Woody Point a casual and relaxed seaside atmosphere.

Godwin Beach

Godwin Beach, Moreton Bay Area
Serene and tranquil, Godwin Beach in the northern reaches of Deception Bay is one of the best vantage points to view the entire expanse of land forming its curved coastline. This remarkable quietness also makes Godwin Beach an ideal spot for birdwatchers or wildlife photographers.

Wild Horse Mountain Lookout

Caboolture, Moreton Bay Area
Free Entry
Wild Horse Mountain Lookout stands out against the skyline as one drives north. The turnoff is located 30 kilometres north of Brisbane just off the Bruce Highway near Caboolture . Named after the wild brumbies which roamed the area, Wild horse Mountain stands 123 metres above sea level.
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