Mackay City Centre

Mackay is a relaxed tropical city with a cosmopolitan mix of art, architecture and nature. Mackay’s recently revitalised city centre has seamlessly linked central businesses with the attractive Bluewater Quay riverside precinct. At the intersection of Wood and Victoria Streets is Cane Fire, an interactive sculpture which, at night, produces swirling effects of colour, light and mist; controllable by visitors using a mobile phone.

Mackay boasts one of the best art scenes in Queensland, with the award-winning Artspace Gallery, as well as one of Australia's most prominent public art displays along the Bluewater Trail.

The Bluewater Trail is a shared bicycle and pedestrian path which links a variety of Mackay City's attractions, including the Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens, Town Beach and the Bluewater Lagoon, a three-tiered swimming haven. Mackay's largest shopping mall can also be found along the Bluewater Trail, lined with riverside cafes and restaurants.

The city centre is a blend of architectural styles, including the unique Art Deco style façades which are prominent throughout. A guided heritage walk through the Mackay City Centre is available seasonally, information can be obtained from the Mackay Visitor Information Centre on Nebo Road, otherwise a brochure is available for a self-guided option. The city centre underwent a million dollar refurbishment in 2015.

Beautiful beaches, pretty parks and the modern marina are all within minutes from Mackay's city centre.

A range of accommodation exists within the Central Business District, many of which are ideally located within close proximity of Mackay's vivacious city attractions.

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A Camera on Gallipoli Exhibition

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
6 November 2017 – 19 January 2018
Join them for a free morning tea to launch this moving exhibition. This photographic exhibition features a unique series of photographs taken on Gallipoli by Charles Ryan while serving as a senior medical officer in the Australian Imperial Force in World War One.

Dancing at Dows Creek

Dows Creek, Mackay Area
From AU$10 - 10
Monthly from 15 December 2017
If you're around Mackay then don't miss a great night of "Old Time Dance", with amazing old fashioned Hospitality!! Featuring a live two piece band playing the best dance music in Mackay district. They dance the "Old Time Waltz";

Mackay Choral Society presents Legends Through Time

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$24.90 - 35
17 December 2017
Mackay Choral Society and the Producers of “Legendary” bring to Mackay Audiences a third Legendary concert - Legends Through Time: A Musical Tribute. This Legendary show will take audiences on a journey as they follow the travels of their gallant knight as he seeks his fair maiden.

Kern Arcade Car Park Markets

Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 17 December 2017
The Arcade Car Park Markets are held every Sunday and have a variety of stall, local fresh fruit and vegies, and good range of organic fruit and exotic fruits, locally made cakes and biscuits, chutneys and preserves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, ladies and children's fashions, collectable coins and notes, plants, timber craft and a recent addition to the markets is organic pork, beef and dairy products and for a relaxing change try our reflexology, there is also a Disney character appearance on a regular bases through out the year to entertain the children.

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 December 2017
The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market is the showcase of local, fresh produce and value added products from within Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region. Every Wednesday afternoon in Mackay's vibrant city heart on the beautiful Bluewater Quay, join families and restaurateurs in buying local produce that does not come any fresher.

Back to Mackay for Christmas Race Day

Ooralea, Mackay Area
Free Entry
23 December 2017
Do you have friends, family or out of town visitors coming to Mackay for Christmas Day this year? Christmas time is when everyone comes home to see family and friends. This year you can get them all together and enjoy a day at the races on Saturday December 23.

Christmas Lunch

Glenella, Mackay Area
From AU$0.00 - 104.99
25 December 2017
Enjoy Magpies famous traditional Christmas Lunch this Christmas Day: a buffet of honey glazed baked ham, roast turkey, pork and beef, cold meats, king prawns, pacific oysters, salads and vegetables, then finish with trifle, pavlova and plum pudding with brandy custard.

One Hot Night - featuring Busby Marou and Amy Shark

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$55.10 - 55.10
29 December 2017
Busby Marou are starting their own annual event in Rockhampton One Hot Night! Featuring Amy Shark, Timberwolf, and Pandamic! One Hot Night is set to become a signature event in Rocky’s calendar. Busby Marou has put together an all-time line up featuring friends and well-respected musicians alike.

Deadly 60 Downunder

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$49 - 179
10 January 2018
After two sell-out Australian tours, Steve Backshall, the star of the hit television show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia with his brand new stage show. However this time there is big difference … this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!

Rebel Women’s Big Bash League - Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Stars

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
12 – 13 January 2018
The Women’s Big Bash League is coming to Mackay under lights! See the Brisbane Heat take on the Melbourne Stars at Harrup Park. Don’t miss a moment of the blockbuster action as some of the worlds best female cricketers take to the field.
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