Mackay & Surrounds
Mackay is a lush tropical region that has an abundance of significant natural attractions of National Parks, gorges, the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands and unspoilt beaches.
The hinterland area features a range of heritage and cultural activities including gold fossicking. The region’s relaxed and welcoming people are also seen as an asset.
Mackay is located between Brisbane and Cairns. The Mackay region extends from Cape Palmerston National Park and Sarina, northward to Midge Point, west beyond Eungella National Park and east to Credlin Reef.
The Mackay Region is proud to offer its visitors a host of experiences to introduce our picturesque landscape, exotic flora and fauna, our multi-cultural history and the warm friendly locals proud to share their good fortune.
For adventure you can explore Mackay Region’s Camping Grounds, Walking Tracks, Fishing and Four-Wheel Driving. Or if you wish to simply relax in our tropical climate, you can enjoy the many beautiful Islands and Beaches or perhaps a round of Golf.
If you want a local expert to guide you through the sites and activities in Mackay, there is a wide range of day tours available. For a taste of Mackay’s Culture and Heritage, visit Mackay’s modern art gallery, Artspace Mackay or take a stroll around one of Mackay’s many weekend markets to find arts and crafts and produce. Experience Mackay’s multi-cultural heritage as you Dine in some of the city’s many quality restaurants, cafes and bistros or take in the exciting nightlife.
Mackay Tourism Limited is the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO), which is responsible for marketing Mackay as a tourism destination.