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Mackay General Information

The coast of Queensland, Australia is full of superb holiday destinations, from the Gold Coast to Townsville, Family Islands National Park to Lizard Island. Mackay, a small city of 80,000 people, is one of the most notable treasures in the state and a viable gateway to the immaculate Whitsundays and spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef.

Mackay roughly resides between two prominent Queensland hubs: Cairns is 735 km to the north and Brisbane is 975 km to the south. As a result, the city serves as a wonderful base from which to settle in and explore the gorgeous, contiguous area at large. Of course, Mackay is not without inherent charm and entices countless visitors to devote a few days of precious holiday time to enjoy what the city has to offer. While major landmarks are few and far between, the City Heart quarter of Mackay is a lovely Art Deco-laden district with several good restaurants, shops and cafés. Artspace Mackay is a pre-eminent gallery for regional talent and the Historical Farleigh Sugar Mill chronicles the city’s claim to fame legacy as a foremost cane sugar producer.

  • Mackay Marina Village
  • Artspace Mackay
  • Mackay Tiger Moth Museum
  • Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens
  • Historical Farleigh Sugar Mill
  • Harbour Beach
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Eungella National Park
  • River Sessions Festival
  • Mackay Festival of Arts
  • Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant
  • Pacino’s on the Waterfront
  • Satchmo’s
  • Ban Na Thai Restaurant
  • Church on Palmer
  • Kate O’Reilly’s Irish Bar
  • Gordi's Café & Bar
  • The Golden Gecko
  • Platinum Lounge
  • Saloon Bar

Mackay has a humid subtropical climate, with moderate to heavy rain from December to May.

  • Winter (June to August) 11-24°C
  • Spring (September to November) 14-29°C
  • Summer (December to February) 22-30°C
  • Fall (March to May) 16-29°C

Hotels in Mackay

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From US$98

1 Oaks Rivermarque

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

55-63 River Street Map

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Oaks Rivermarque welcomes travellers with stylish accommodations in the heart of Mackay, close to Pioneer River and local attractions. While in this Queensland city, vacationers should not miss a... More

Good weekend
The only things I can fault the room for are a smallish TV, and there was no access to fresh air (opening a window). The room was great, with a good view, great big secure parking, and being only 7...
28 Jul 2015
From US$89

2 Oaks Carlyle

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

23 Alfred Street Map

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Located within Mackay's thriving central business district (CBD) and just 10 minutes' drive from the Mackay Airport, Oaks Carlyle - set to open in early 2015 - will present travelers with a brand... More

great stay
The room isn't too big but it is clean, tidy and comfortable.
29 Aug 2015
From US$79

3 Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands Mackay

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

3 Kirribilli Avenue Map

This demand and the exclusivity of its location adjacent to the ocean, river and parklands, yet just 3 minutes from the CBD cafe, dining and entertainment district provides a unique offering that... More

From US$103

4 Coral Cay Motor Inn

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

14-18 Nebo Road Map

Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn offers quality accommodation, and facilities, close to Mackay's CBD.We pride ourselves in having spotlessly clean facilities that are complemented by our high standard of... More

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