101 Things To Do in Mackay

The 101 Things to do in the Mackay Region is a compact guide that you can pick up at Mackay Airport when you arrive (and visit online). It’s filled with big ideas on making the most of your holiday in the sugar city and surrounds.

Some of the options include: taking a self-guided or free guided tour of the city’s Art Deco buildings; visiting Déjà vu Gift Store & Tearoom for a traditional high tea; programming your own interactive artwork in the CBD; making a date to enjoy Mackay’s major festivals – including the Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing festival and Mechanos – Wings & Wheels.

Beyond the city, there’s stunning scenery – from sugarcane plantations to lush rainforest. At Finch Hatton Gorge, go swimming at Araluen Cascades or fly through the forest with squawking flying foxes at Finch Hatton Forest Flying. Keep heading west to Eungella for an amazing encounter with wild platypus at Broken River Mountain Resort. Then drop into The Feathered Nest, north of Mackay – a 5-star luxury wildlife retreat that features a collection of beautiful native birds, including black cockatoos.

There’s more scenic beauty at Keswick Island – an hour offshore – and further north, at Cape Hillsborough NP. Settle into the Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park and rise early for the extraordinary dawn parade of wallabies on the beach.

Mackay Airport – 101 Things to Do in Mackay
Boundary Road, Mackay
4957 0201

The Mackay Region

Ibis Mackay
Boundary Road, Mackay
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