welcome to mackay
Mackay is one of Queensland’s hidden gems - offering a diverse range of experiences for the visitor,
yet remains unspoiled by the tourist masses. A prosperous and friendly city surrounded by magnificent
natural attractions. Spectacular rainforests and national parks, secluded islands and beaches, pristine
coral reefs, plentiful fishing spots, historic townships, genuine country hospitality, scenic drives, great shopping and fabulous dining – make sure you allow enough time to do it all! Whether you’ve arrived
with your caravan in-tow, seeking a magical rainforest or beachside space to pitch your tent, or ready
to relax at a coastal resort or island hideaway – the Mackay-Isaac Region can cater to every taste
and budget. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable stay.
Top things to see and do in the Mackay-Isaac Region
Eungella National Park
is located 2,500 feet above sea level.
Eungella and scenic Finch Hatton
Gorge are a leisurely hour drive
inland and a must visit! Broken River
is the best place in Australia to spot
PLATYPUS in the wild.
Comprising of a three tiered lagoon,
and is a free family-friendly leisure
facility overlooking the picturesque
Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay’s
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
offer free guided tours for visitors
to explore and enjoy the peaceful
surrounds of one of Australia’s newest and most innovative botanic gardens.
The Mackay region has over 31
beaches - a different one for every day
of the month, so finding somewhere to
lay your towel is never
Brampton and Keswick Islands
Extend your stay in Mackay with a
stay on one of these picture perfect
South to Sarina and to the coast,
there is a delightful selection of
beaches for swimming and fishing.
Hinterland and Coalfields
Beyond the ranges explore an
expansive landscape, mining communities and historical sites.
For more information about any of these interesting, free, fun activities and other great things to see
and do in the Mackay Region contact the friendly team at the Mackay Visitor Information Centre.