About the Mackay Region

The scenic city of Mackay is a vibrant hub for this region teeming with quintessential Australian encounters of the natural kind.

From beach sunsets with wallabies and kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough National Park to exploring the sub-tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and swimming holes of the Finch Hatton Gorge, there are countless wow moments to be experienced.

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The scenic city of Mackay is a vibrant hub for this region teeming with quintessential Australian encounters of the natural kind.

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Places to See in the Mackay Region

Kangaroos on the beach at sunrise, Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough & Hibiscus Coast

Cape Hillsborough & Hibiscus Coast

Nature and wildlife are the key ingredients that make Cape Hillsborough and the Hibiscus Coast like no other location in the world. Watch as wallabies hop along the beach at sunrise, throw a line in the crystal blue water or explore national parks with amazing views to greet you at the top.

Bird's eye view of Keswick Island, Mackay

Keswick Island

Keswick Island

A world away from resort-style islands, Keswick Island is remote, uncrowded and bursting with unique wildlife and stunning beaches.

Mackay Marina

Mackay city and marina

Mackay city and marina

Whether it’s soaking up some local culture as you take in the views of the blue Pioneer River, or indulging in fresh seafood and cool drinks at the luxurious Mackay Marina, the Mackay City and Marina offer a fabulous mix of inner-city style and luxury living.

Hang-gliding over Pioneer Valley, Mackay Region

Pioneer Valley

Pioneer Valley

The Pioneer Valley is a wonderland of experiences. Explore the bushwalking tracks, learn more about the interesting flora and fauna, relax beneath the cool waterfalls and gorges and indulge in delicious food.

Sarina Sugar Shed, Mackay Region

Sarina

Sarina

Sarina has spent most of its history riding the highs and lows of the sugar industry but if there is one thing you should do if you are passing through, is detour off the Bruce Highway and explore more of this region, full of hidden charms and friendly hospitality.

Cape Palmerston National Park, Mackay Region

The Isaac region

The Isaac region

Rich in history and brimming with friendly country hospitality, the Isaac Region has plenty of top spots worth visiting if you’re after the road less travelled and uncrowded attractions.

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