Hay Point

Hay Point is located approximately 40 kilometres south of Mackay, and is best-known for hosting one of the largest coal-loading facilities in the world at the Port of Hay Point.

The Port Administration building features a public viewing gallery offering fantastic views of the two coal terminals. The lookout is signposted from Hay Point Road.

From the viewing area you will see two separate coal terminals - the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and the Hay Point Services Coal Terminal.

The breakwater Esplanade at Hay Point is a great land-based fishing location.

Salonika Beach is a tropical haven for visitors to Hay Point. The 2 kilometre stretch of sandy beach is ideal for swimming and relaxation. Gaze out toward Victor Island, only 1 kilometre offshore. The natural preservation of the area means wildlife experiences are easy to come by, with black cockatoos, sea eagles and bush turkeys often seen. Nearby wetlands provide unique bird-watching opportunities.

Hay Point, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
Adjacent to its fashionable neighbours Broadbeach and Miami lies the Gold Coast's coastal town of Mermaid Beach, called so after the cutter HMS Mermaid. This relaxed stretch of golden coastline is popular with swimmers and surfers looking to escape the flocks of people.

Mermaid Waters

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
Boasting waterways with names such as Rumrunner Lake and Lake Wonderland, it's easy to see the appeal of Mermaid Waters, a canal community which sits at the elbow of Mermaid Beach. Australian surveyor John Oxley first came to the area in 1823 and gave it its name after the cutter ship Mermaid on which he travelled.

Broadbeach Waters

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
Picture perfect Broadbeach is centred around Kurrawa Beach and likened to the Gold Coast's metropole - mixing Aussie beach culture with high-end apartments, shopping and dining. Take advantage of the rolling swell and patrolled coastline only a stone's throw away and stretch surfed-out muscles at a yoga class in nearby parklands or a day spa.

Miami

Miami, Gold Coast Area
For 69 years, this relaxed Gold Coast suburb was home to Miami Ice, an iconic ice factory built from two recycled army huts which were demolished in 2013. Even Australian singer John Farnham used this venue to film his Two Strong Hearts film clip.

Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Boy has bustling Broadbeach come a long way baby. Once the little brother to big sister Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach or "Broadie" to locals, is all grown up, and how. You could start in the surf, with its beautiful beaches, framed by lazy parks home to weekend markets and weekday yoga classes.

Tweed River

Gold Coast,
The Tweed River is a popular shore diving location at the southern end of the Gold Coast. While there are a number of site that can be dived in the Tweed River, the best site is the rocky wall adjacent to the harbour near the river mouth.
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