Mackay has 3 major shopping centers with more than 350
specialty stores. Quality art and craft galleries are
throughout the city as well as its outlying areas. The
Regional Art Gallery and Museum located in the city
centre hosts major national and international art
A visitor to Mackay will
be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with the
multitude of multicultural restaurants and cafes in the
city and its suburbs. The botanical gardens just south
of the city centre and developed in 2003, are a must see
for the diverse range of vegetation.
On the doorstep of Mackay is the Great Barrier Reef and
a world renown rainforest. That perfect postion combined
with 31 different beaches to explore offers a wide
variety of attractions and activities for everyone to
experience and enjoy - diving, snorkelling, swimming,
windsurfing, eco tours and fishing just to name a few.
In Mackay itself there are 3 excellent golf courses to
experience with a stunning resort course just a short
drive north. During the sugar crushing season the local
mill offers tours to show how the industry works.
Take a drive out to the hinterlands and the mining
communities to get a clear picture of the pioneer
history of this area. Worth the visit.
Stay one day, two days, a week and more and guaranteed
you will never run out of things to do, see and
Accommodation is varied from hotels, motels,
self-contained apartments, caravan parks and
backpackers. Accommodation to suit anyone's budget.