Mackay, Queensland Holidays

Mackay is a city in Queensland, on Australia’s east coast. Off the coast is a section of the Great Barrier Reef. Closer to shore are the islands of St. Bees, with reefs, rainforest and koalas, and Keswick, rich in marine life. Mackay itself is known for its Harbour Beach, marina and Bluewater Lagoon, a city water park. Inland from Mackay, Eungella National Park is a habitat for rare frogs and platypus.

Mackay Holidays

Throw a line in - Ocean, lake or river, there’s a great fishing spot for you in Mackay. The region sits at the meeting point for southern and northern species, so you can catch an incredible variety of fish.
Meet local wildlife - Verdant rainforest, rugged hinterland and clear rock pools provide unique habitats for some of Australia’s most iconic and elusive wildlife.
• Even the wallabies love the beaches around Mackay. In the Cape Hillsborough National Park, wallabies and kangaroos congregate in good numbers to fossick through the sand at sunrise.
• About an hour inland from Mackay, Finch Hatton Gorge in Eungella National Park is a fairytale land of tumbling waterfalls, tranquil rock pools and lush foliage. Look out for platypus, the rare gastric-brooding frog and the orange-sided skink.
• Did you know you can scuba dive in the rainforest? At Oliver’s Pool near Finch Hatton Gorge, dive and see if you can come face to face with a platypus. 
Discover the islands - Just offshore from Mackay there’s a series of secluded tropical islands that are waiting to be explored.
• Keswick, 32km off the coast of Mackay, is one of the southernmost Whitsunday islands. Almost the whole island is national park, fringed by sandy beaches, coral gardens and three shipwrecks. There are self-contained accommodation options, too. 
• Swim on your own isolated beach on Brampton Island. A barefoot paradise surrounded by lush coastal mangroves, it’s the perfect romantic day trip. Pack a picnic. 

Mackay Tourist Attractions:

• Bluewater Lagoon

• Whitsunday Island

• Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

• Eungella National Park

• Great Barrier Reef

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