Mackay is a holiday destination that boasts a mixture of city living with natural attractions where you can enjoy a vibrant city centre and yet travel only moments from the CBD to take in a surrounding region that offers pristine secluded beaches, rainforests and a variety of wildlife. It can be your stopping point for a holiday of rest and relaxation where the kids can enjoy sunny days at the beach, where ancient rainforests give way to an abundance of hiking trails, bush walking adventures and getting up close to many different birds and wildlife or perhaps taking to the water is what you are after so why not snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef which lies just off shore.

Mackay has a welcoming appeal about it, where boutique shops, fine dining restaurants, open aired cafes, bars and clubs line the streets of central city but with all this hype and buzz you can still unwind in a laid back city. With its manicured foreshore, parklands and playground there is ample opportunity for the kids to run free, have a picnic or meet up with friends for a BBQ. Although Mackay is renowned for its rich mining resources and business facilities it is also a city brimming with life! You can visit historic towns like Nebo, take a tour through an open cut mine for a few hours, fossick for your own gems or wander the streets on a sightseeing tour taking in the arts, culture and heritage that surrounds Mackay.

While you are here why not see what you can reel in on a fishing charter either up the Pioneer River which Mackay is based along or out on the Coral Sea. Taste the local sweets from the harvested sugar cane that grows in the region on one of the tours that depart daily or cruise to island hop around the fringing islands that lie just off the coast of Mackay. From spending time in the city where shopping, dining, live entertainment, annual festivals and markets every Saturday to enjoy the water sports and beaches that Mackay is also known for, you can easily start planning your ideal holiday to Mackay.

With the range of Mackay accommodation to suite all travellers, budget or luxury accommodation, you can find just what you are searching for. Caravan parks, camping grounds, self contained beachfront apartments, boutique hotels, resorts and bed and breakfast can all be booked depending on what you are after. See what you can jam into your holiday to Mackay or simply just plan a lazy holiday by the sea where sunny days, pristine sun kissed beaches and lazy lunches can be enjoyed. Bring the kids, plan your honeymoon, business trip or wedding to be held in Mackay, as there is something for all occasions.

It is a Queensland destination that has more than meets the eye, so come and discover your slice of paradise in north Queensland. The Whitsundays city of Mackay is a packed city with loads of attractions, fun filled family activities and boasts plenty of time for R&R, so start packing your bags today.

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