VISITING THE MACKAY REGION?
Fly to Mackay and you’ll land just 6km from the city centre! Visitors making use of Mackay Airport are sure to arrive excited and depart delighted - it’s a fantastic and convenient port of entry for visitors from intrastate, interstate and overseas alike.
Directly opposite the airport, the ibis is perfect to explore the town and surrounding attractions and boasts unparalleled comfort, featuring ibis Sweet Beds in every room, complimentary car parking and WIFI, a fully equipped gym and modern tavern.
WHILE IN TOWN, SPOIL YOURSELF!
CRUISE WITH WILDCAT MACKAY
Sure to be one of your favourites, Wildcat offers a ride like no other! Blending technology and practicality, this is a one-of-a-kind custom-built 17-metre catamaran, offering guests of all ages the smoothest and fastest ride possible. No two days aboard Wildcat will be the same, as each tour is shaped for the conditions and to make the very most of what this spectacular region has to offer.
DINE AT THE DISPENSARY
Whether you’re after a morning coffee, breakfast, long lunch or delicious dinner, The Dispensary’s got you covered with a menu full of delectable treats. Our favourites include the zucchini flowers, ocean trout, cucumber, sour cream and caviar, plus some rhubarb and ruby chocoalte panna cotta for dessert - and you’d be mad not to get stuck into that wine list!
CHECK OUT ARTSPACE MACKAY
Artspace Mackay features a leading program of nationally touring and locally curated art exhibitions, alongside the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection (including Australia’ largest artists’ book collection outside of the capital cities and a strong focus on Mackay and Central Queensland art), plus publilc programs for young and old, including classes, workshops, performances, guided tours and events. Always worth a stroll through!
WHILE IN TOWN, SPOIL YOURSELF!
CAPE HILLSBOROUGH NATIONAL PARK
This national park is teeming with beautiful wildlife, including the friendly wallabies and kangaroos that frequent the beach each morning at sunrise, tiger blue butterflies, sand monitors and lots of marine life. Cape Hillsborough National Park is also a place to explore walking tracks, volcanic boulders and an island only accessible at low tide.
EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK
Explore Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropcial rainforest, with 860 plant species, 230 bird species and plenty of walking tracks. The iconic platypus can often be spotted from the viewing platforms, dipping and diving within the cool waters of Broken River.
FINCH HATTON GORGE
Explore the wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulders that make Finch Hatton a natural attraction. Popular walking trails include the Araluen and the Wheel of Fire Cascades where you can take a refreshing dip in the freshwater gorge.
See dugongs from the water’s edge at the dugong sanctuary in Clairview, south of Mackay. This lcoation is also the perfect spot to drop a line and hook a fish from the beach or a boat.
ISLANDS & BEACHES
With 31 uncrowded beaches to explore, you will never be out of options in the Mackay Region - great for fishing, swimming, kite boarding or stand up paddle boarding.