Mining Trail and Serenity Coast

Hitch the camp trailer, cue the road-trip playlist and enjoy the landscapes of Mackay’s Mining Trail & Serenity Coast. Follow the journey of coal and sugar cane production in Queensland’s heartland through Clermont, Moranbah, Dysart, Nebo, Mackay, Hay Point and Sarina.

Dig deeper

  • Swing past St Lawrence, one of Queensland’s oldest coastal towns renowned for its excellent fishing and witness the coal industry in motion from the Hay Point lookout 
  • Camp under the she-oaks at Windmill Bay in the Cape Palmerston National Park and hike to vantage points of Northumberland Isles and Mount Funnel.

Sweet tooth


  • Ensure a roadside stop at Carmila Beach for homemade lychee and ginger ice-cream at Flaggy Rock.
  • Tour Australia’s only miniature sugar mill and distillery in Sarina to learn about the production process and sample delicious sauces, liqueurs and schnapps.

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Sarina Motor Inn

Sarina, Mackay Area
From AU$100 - 185
Sarina Motor Inn offers excellent accommodation in Sarina for individual travellers and families. All rooms at Sarina Motor Inn include spacious air-conditioned non smoking rooms, ensuite bathrooms, free wifi Internet Access, microwave, tea and coffee facilities, toaster and a small fridge They have a choice of 16 rooms and plenty of undercover parking.

Tropicana Caravan Park Sarina

Sarina, Mackay Area
From AU$30 - 110
A family friendly run Caravan Park situated on four and a half acres, in a tropical setting. They offer clean and comfortable accommodation and amenities with self contained cabins and budget accommodation.

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.

Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast

Hay Point, Mackay Area
From AU$140 - 140
Relax and escape to this tropical country retreat located only 25 minutes south of Mackay. Access roads are all sealed - only 10 minutes from the highway. The air-conditioned self-contained unit provides a convenient home-base while you explore the Mackay/Whitsunday region's rainforests, reefs and many other unique tourist attractions.

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.

Grasstree Beach Bed and Breakfast

Grasstree Beach, Mackay Area
From AU$115 - 130
Rosmarie and Manfred Widmer extend to you, a warm and friendly welcome to their private piece of paradise overlooking picturesque Grasstree Beach. The private cottage is ideally situated on a hilltop, overlooking subtropical bushland, our own mango farm, the ocean and an in-ground pool.
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