About Mackay city and marina

Mackay is nestled on the banks of one of Australia’s only blue water rivers and offers a lovely mix of cafes, bars, shopping and plenty of space to enjoy the big, blue Pioneer River. 

The first settlers arrived to Mackay in 1862, however, the town’s earliest buildings were destroyed by a devastating cyclone in 1918. You can soak up some local history and learn more about the heritage-listed and art deco buildings from the 1930s (when Mackay was rebuilt) with a Heritage Walk hosted by the Mackay Visitor Information Centre volunteers. The 90-minute walks run between April and September but you are welcome to enjoy your own self-guided tour. Visit the Mackay Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the brochure. 

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Mackay is nestled on the banks of one of Australia’s only blue water rivers and offers a lovely mix of cafes, bars, shopping and plenty of space to enjoy the big, blue Pioneer River. 

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