Drives


The Mackay Region offers incredible scenery, picturesque drives and lesser-known trails leading you into natural wonders and wildlife habitats. And, you don’t need to be an expert off-roader to explore these changing landscapes.
  • Start your day with a short drive north to Cape Hillsborough where you can admire a beach sunrise. Get there early enough to watch wallabies graze along the sand. Bring your rod and try and catch breakfast - Cape Hillsborough is a popular fishing spot amongst the locals.
  • Got the kids in tow? Head into the hinterland to Eungella National Park and give them the chance to spot the iconic platypus. While they’re exploring, you can enjoy the amazing views.
  • When the day heats up, take a drive to Finch Hatton Gorge and cool off in the waterholes scattered amongst the rainforest.
  • If you’re an avid birdwatcher, pack your camera and drive south to St Lawrence Wetlands. Over 92 bird species have been recorded in the area.
  • Go for gold along the Mining Trail and visit heritage-listed pubs to remnants of abandoned gold mining towns. Discover Queensland’s mining history and be surprised by scenic vistas along the way.
From sunrise to sunset, you can explore the Mackay region and all its natural wonders.

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Andergrove Van Park

Andergrove,
From AU$28.00 - 70.00
Enjoy 21 acres of tropical paradise with clean tidy amenities, large van sites, and lovely self-contained Villas and Cabins. They have free gas barbecues, swimming pool, large camp kitchen, laundry and daily bird feeding, They have free wi-fi for their guests and they have no sandflies.

BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park

Blacks Beach, Mackay Area
From AU$30 - 250
Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Parks guest's can relax in a tranquil setting amongst majestic shade trees with absolute beachfront views at Blacks Beach. Set on five acres with a broad expanse of golden sands and blue seas, Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park makes the perfect place to get away from it all.

BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

Mackay Harbour, Mackay Area
From AU$35 - 200
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.

Broken River Mountain Resort

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$140 - 280
Spend the night with a platypus. Broken River Mountain Resort is an Eco-tourism establishment based at Eungella National Park in the hinterland of the Whitsundays and about 85 kilometres west from Mackay and is accessible on a sealed road.

Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort

Bucasia, Mackay Area
From AU$30 - 45
Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Park offers an absolute beachfront location surrounded by natural parkland with miles of golden sandy beach right at your front door. Adjacent to a boat ramp and children's playground and walking distance to cafes, shops and public transport you are just minutes from the heart of Mackay, shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

Cape Hillsborough National Park camping

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the most ruggedly beautiful parks on the Central Queensland coast. The park features lowland rainforest in moist gullies, eucalypt forest on rocky hills and headlands and mangroves that are an important breeding ground for marine animals.

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
From AU$29 - 265
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a haven in an ecological setting, providing budget to mid-range accommodation and facilities. The tourist park fronts Casuarina Bay with National Park on three sides, creating a secluded environment where you can relax, go fishing, or take a walk in the National Park.

Cape Palmerston Holiday Park

Ilbilbie, Isaac Area
From AU$27.00 - 35.00
Cape Palmerston Holiday Park is set on 63 acres adjacent to a quiet, secluded beach at the northern end of the Isaac Coast. It is a unique getaway isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life. The rural outlook towards distinctive Mt Funnel creates a relaxing atmosphere that lets you re-energise and reinvigorate.

Cape Palmerston National Park camping

Ilbilbie, Isaac Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Cape Palmerston National Park is one of the few remaining areas of natural coastline in the Mackay area. Windswept headlands, rainforest, swamps and sand dunes are shadowed by the imposing peak of Mount Funnel.

Central Tourist Park Mackay

North Mackay, Mackay Area
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.
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