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Things to Do Around Mackay
Discover all the fun of a fully guided Forest Flying Tour and see the pristine beauty of the Finch Hatton Gorge from the treetops!
As it is the longest beach in Mackay, Blacks Beach is great for a sunrise stroll. It is also good for swimming, fishing and beach sports.
Eimeo Pacific Hotel
Food, drink, friends, family and a million-dollar view. The Eimeo Hotel and Mango Avenue are a must-see when visiting sunny Mackay
Wake House Australia
Try wakeboading and kneeboarding at the GoWake Cable Park at Andergrove. The Lakeside Cafe is open daily.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a leisurely stroll or an energetic walk or run around the Botanic Gardens.
The Botanic Gardens Café is open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 3pm and weekends 8am to 4pm, Closed public holidays.
The Tropical Shade Garden and Fernery is open weekdays 9am to 5pm
Experience the beauty that Cape Hillsborough National Park has to offer.
Arrive early to enjoy the kangaroos on the beach for sunrise.
Take one of the picturesque walking trails to explore the area.
Walk to Wedge Island at low tide.
Eungella National Park
80km west of Mackay lies the beautiful Eungella National Park.
There are a number of walking tracks from easy to full-day treks through the rainforest.
Enjoy the wide variety of wildlife you will see, including platypus and turtles from the viewing platform at Broken River.
Drive a little further on and enjoy camping, fishing or water sports at Eungella Dam.
Watch either a beautiful sunrise or a sunset from this special spot, which overlooks Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point.
The painted watertower rises majestically above the landscape.
During whale migration, visit the viewing platform to watch as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay.
Mackay Harbour and Marina
Walk along the marina enjoying the beauiful views.
If you are looking to dine with a view, visit one of the many restaurants along the waterfront.
Walk out along the man-made breakwater and enjoy the views of the Marina and the Port of Mackay.
Across the road from the Marina is Mackay Harbour Beach. This is a patrolled beach. Here you will find picnic and playground facilities.
Blue Water Lagoon
While away the hours at the Blue Water Lagoon with the family. Enjoy this free-admission water park which features slides, 3 pools & a splash zone for the children.
It is located in the heart of Mackay near Canelands Shopping Centre.
The Gooseponds in North Mackay offer a combination of walking tracks around a large lagoon and wetland area. There is an abundance of turtles and bird life, including geese, ducks and pelicans.
Along the walking track are situated some exercise stations for an added workout.
John Breen Park backs on to the Gooseponds with playgrounds for the children.