Mackay attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Though it is the largest metropolitan area in the Whitsundays region, don't expect too much hustle and bustle from this town; laid-back Mackay is a place of palm-lined streets, historic architecture, and unpretentious beaches offering a perfect base for exploring. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA can make your Mackay holiday even more enjoy with a broad range of special discounts available.
Throughout town you will find many attractions that the whole family can enjoy including Artspace Mackay, Old Town Hall, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Queens Park and the local markets, or simply take a walk through town to enjoy the unique mix of 1900s and Art Deco architecture. Take in the views over the harbour from Mt Basset Lookout and Rotary Lookout in North Mackay or enjoy the waterfront at ground level around Mackay Marina and the Blue River Boardwalk and rotunda.
If you are in search of sun and surf for your holiday, than visit one of Mackay's many northern beaches; Harbour is great for fishing; the area's longest shoreline is at Blacks Beach and take in the sights at Lamberts where there is an excellent lookout. Closer to Mackay's town centre you will find Town beach, Bucasia, Illawong, Eimeo and Shoal Point.
From Mackay you will be able to take day trips in all directions to experience a wide array of remarkable natural wonders. During your holiday, take a tour out to the Great Barrier Reef to dive and snorkel with the colourful marine life; explore Eungella National Park which is home to many unusual plants and animals and have the chance at spotting an elusive platypus in the Broken River from the viewing deck. Tour the Farleigh Sugar Mill; see a gem-cutting demonstration at That Sapphire Place; stop at Kinchant Dam for fishing and watersports, or spend the day at Hibiscus Coast which is comprised of the quaint towns of Cape Hillsborough, Ball Bay and Seaforth.
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Honeymooning newly-weds and couples who need a relaxing getaway can complement a Mackay Luxury Package with additional accommodation on the beautiful Brampton Island. Only 32km offshore of Mackay, Brampton Island is one of Queensland's most beautiful islands, and favourite holiday destinations. Enjoy relaxing in luxurious private accommodation in Mackay, then explore the pristine beaches and beautiful rainforests of Brampton. Getting great discount rates on flights and hotels means more money in your back pocket, so you can really enjoy your holiday, however, you may have to share the island with the populations of turtles who nest upon the shore annually, and Humpback whales, who frolic in the shallow waters nearby.
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Mackay Culture Packages, which include flights and central CBD accommodation, are perfect for those who want to get to know Mackay a little better. Mackay is home to an amazing collection of historical art-deco buildings, as a devastating cyclone razed the town to the ground in 1918, and it was almost entirely rebuilt according to the current style. Admire these stylish buildings as you make your way around town, perhaps to visit the Artspace Mackay. This modern art gallery is close by to a great range of accommodation options bookable with a Mackay Culture Package, and showcases the works of local and touring artists. For a relaxing evening, head over to the Mackay Marina for a leisurely waterfront meal.
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Eungella National Park, west of the Mackay town centre is a beautiful reserve home to some truly unusual plants and animals, and is a must-see for visitors who have booked a Mackay Wildlife Package. Try to spot the shy platypus that live in Broken River, and explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and walking tracks of the Finch Hatton Gorge section of the park. Closer to town, and close to many Mackay accommodation options bookable with a Mackay holiday package, the Regional Botanic Gardens on Lagoon St feature beautiful landscaped gardens, and plants native to the Mackay coastal region.
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