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
- 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
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