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What travelers to Mackay are saying

Mackay is a place in transition - moving from a farming and industry-based city to a family and tourist friendly place. There is some really good work based around accessible non-invasive spaces that allows people to explore most parts of the city.
Mark N. 27 Jul 2015
Mackay is a nice, quiet place to stay. It has all the facilities. Beaches are worth while visiting and clean. People in general are friendly.
Daryll 4 Jan 2016

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

Recommended hotels

From US$88

1 Oaks Rivermarque

4 stars
4.6 / 5 11 reviews

55-63 River Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

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

Nice stay
Best place I have stayed at in Mackay (I have tried 6 others)Great value. I will be back for sure.
7 Sep 2015
From US$82

2 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

From US$72

3 Cool Palms Motel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

4 Nebo Road, Mackay, North Queensland Map

At Cool Palms Motel youll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Jubilee Park and Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room... More

From US$79

4 Oaks Carlyle

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

23 Alfred Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

Holidaymakers find idyllic base at the modern accommodations of Oaks Carlyle conveniently positioned in Mackay. This hotel in this Queensland precinct is located near events at Mackay Entertainment... More

Great stay
New hotel so room was good. Great location Staff were very nice. Talisha made me feel very welcome upon arrival. Thumbs down to dust on bedside whole stay.
5 Oct 2015
From US$76

5 Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands Mackay

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

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

Enjoyable stay
Apartment was perfect for two people. Had everything that we needed. Positioned close to the beach for walks, etc. Close to town for shopping, markets. Enjoyed our stay.
5 Jan 2016
From US$98

6 Potter's Oceanside Motel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

2C East Gordon Street Map

Potter's Oceanside Motel on Mackay's tropical coast is the serene option for a great night's sleep. Nestled on Mackay's pristine coastline, only minutes' walk to the popular golden sand of Town.... More

Home away from home
We were in town for an overnight stay to compete in the River to Reef bike ride. Reception staff were very friendly & helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean, the beds so comfortable, as are the...
5 Oct 2015
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