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Armstrong Beach

Location: Armstrong Beach, Armstrong Beach, Queensland 4737 Australia

Armstrong Beach is a gentle 12 minute drive from the township of Sarina. From Sarina head south along the Bruce Highway and turn left onto Armstrong Beach Road, signposted from the highway. Armstrong Beach is renowned for its fishing and prawning, both of which are best atte...

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Armstrong Beach

Artspace Mackay

Location: Gordon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Discover the arts and culture of the Mackay region when you visit Artspace Mackay, the regional art gallery and museum in the centre of the city. This architecturally award winning building provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the people and history of Mackay...

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Artspace Mackay

Ball Bay

Location: Ward Esplanade, Ball Bay, Queensland 4741 Australia

The picturesque beach settlement of Ball Bay is located 35 kilometres north of Mackay. Ball Bay offers secluded camping on a small grassy campground. The facilities include toilets, cold beach showers, wood barbecues and drinking water, however animals are not allowed. Fish ...

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Ball Bay

Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

The beautiful Basil Bay is Keswick Island's prime swimming beach. Located on the western side of the island, Basil Bay boasts crystal clear water at high tide, crisp white sand and gentle shade trees - making it an idyllic spot to enjoy your quintessential island adventur...

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Basil Bay on Keswick Island

Bees on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees. Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free of many other diseases and are sometimes used as breeding stock for the mainland colonies. The bees were brought to the island in 1986. The be...

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Bees on Keswick Island

Big Cane Toad

Location: Broad Street, Sarina, Queensland 4737 Australia

His scientific name is Bufo Marinus, but the locals have nicknamed him 'Buffy'. Situated in the town centre of Sarina, approximately 35 kilometres south of Mackay, Buffy is a large Cane Toad statue. It was originally crafted out of paper mache in 1983 to become a float for ...

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Big Cane Toad

Birdwatching in Dysart

Location: Dysart Connection Road, Dysart, Queensland 4745 Australia

Mining towns are sometimes overlooked when planning an itinerary, yet if you happen to enjoy a spot of birdwatching, then Dysart is one mining town worth visiting! Enjoying a diverse array of habitats, Dysart is home to a variety of bird species that even the most passionate...

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Birdwatching in Dysart

Birdwatching on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Keswick Island is a bird watcher's paradise. The island is home to many different bird species, with sightings of at least 33 different birds documented to date - an impressive variety for an island of Keswick's size. The ground dwellers are easy to spot, often crossing...

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Birdwatching on Keswick Island

Blue Mountain Park

Location: Middlemount Road, Middlemount, Queensland 4746 Australia

Blue Mountain Park boasts of being Middlemount’s "Jewel in the Crown"! It is a picturesque setting that provides visitors with a perfect place to have a family barbecue while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Many evenings, there are even wallabies fee...

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Blue Mountain Park

Bluewater Lagoon

Location: 32 River Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Enjoy a refreshing swim at Mackay City's Bluewater Lagoon, the fun of the beach within the city. Three tiers of lagoon pools provide a safe swimming environment within the Mackay Central Business District, close to barbecue facilities, public work-out equipment and playgrou...

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Bluewater Lagoon

Brampton Islands National Park

Location: Brampton Island, Brampton Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Brampton Island National Park, at the southern entrance to the Whitsunday Passage, consists of Brampton and Carlisle islands. Rocky headlands dotted with hoop pines, open grasslands, woodlands, sheltered bays and long sandy beaches make these islands some of the most scenic ...

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Brampton Islands National Park

Broken River

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

Located within the cool tranquillity of Eungella National Park, Broken River is touted as one of the best locations in the world to see a rare marsupial in the wild, a platypus. A little over a one hour drive from Mackay, travel through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and cl...

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Broken River

Bucasia Beach

Location: Waverley Street, Bucasia, Queensland 4740 Australia

Located in the Northern Beaches area of Mackay, Bucasia Beach is a picturesque sandy haven, popular for walking, swimming and fishing. Kick off your thongs (footwear) and feel the soft white sand underfoot. Approximately four kilometres in length, Bucasia Beach is one of th...

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Bucasia Beach

Bundoora Dam

Location: Connection Road, Middlemount, Queensland 4746 Australia

Beautiful Bundoora Dam is located approximately 28 kilometres south-west of Middlemount on Connection Road, which links Middlemount and Dysart with Tieri and Capella. The man-made dam was constructed on German Creek and is near the German Creek Coal Mine. It holds around 10...

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Bundoora Dam

Cape Hillsborough National Park

Location: Mount Ossa Road, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland 4740 Australia

At Cape Hillsborough National Park, rainforest literally meets the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, providing unique habitats for plants and animals. Rugged, rainforest-clad hills plunge to rocky headlands of rhyolite boulders. Created by volcanic activity, the boulders sep...

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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Cape Palmerston National Park

Location: Cape Palmerston Road, Ilbilbie, Queensland 4738 Australia

Cape Palmerston National Park features sandy dunes, unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands, with Mount Funnel towering to 344 metres. Within its 7200 hectare expanse, this park protects a range of plant communities and threatened animals. The false water-mouse lives in the man...

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Cape Palmerston National Park

Cathu State Forest

Location: Via Bruce Highway, Yalboroo, Queensland 4741 Australia

Along the rugged Clarke Range behind the Whitsunday coast is Cathu State Forest. Forests and woodlands range from distinctive poplar gum Eucalyptus alba woodlands and exotic Caribbean pine plantations on the creek flats to dense rainforest, hoop pine plantations and tall wet...

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Cathu State Forest

Clermont - Old Town Site

Location: Drummond Street, Clermont, Queensland 4721 Australia

Following the discovery of gold at Nelson’s Gully in 1861, January 1862 saw the first rigging of camps alongside the prospectors on the gentle sloping banks of Hood's Lagoon. Within the year the settlement boasted a general store and around 30 diggings. With essential ne...

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Clermont - Old Town Site

Clermont Historical Centre

Location: Peaks Down Highway, Clermont, Queensland 4721 Australia

The Clermont Historical Centre has undergone extensive renovations and now boasts a contemporary Interpretive Centre where visitors can learn about Clermont's rich and diverse history. Themed exhibitions share stories about local identities such as Trooper Billy Sing the re...

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Clermont Historical Centre

Cluffies Park in Coppabella

Location: Daunia Road, Coppabella, Queensland 4741 Australia

Cluffies Park in Coppabella is the perfect place to pull-over the car, stretch the legs and absorb the serenity of the natural environment! You can find it at the entry of the little country town which lies approximately 159 kilometres west of Mackay along the Peak Downs Hig...

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Cluffies Park in Coppabella

Connie Bay on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

At the far north end of Keswick Island, Connie Bay is a secluded beach of sweeping white sand, turquoise water and fringing coral. Connie Bay boasts uninterrupted views towards the northern Whitsunday islands. The large tides bring uniqueness to the beach, and surroundin...

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Connie Bay on Keswick Island

Crediton State Forest

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Dalrymple Heights, Queensland 4757 Australia

In Crediton State Forest, dry eucalypt forests contrast with lush pockets of rainforest and dramatic views. Tall, ancient rose gums continue to survive and discover scattered relics from gold mining in the 1800s or take a scenic drive along Cockies Creek Road. Camping is per...

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Crediton State Forest

Dolphin Heads

Location: Admiral Drive, Dolphin Heads, Queensland 4740 Australia

A beautiful part of Mackay's Northern Beaches, Dolphin Heads is a rocky and sandy headland, popular with photography enthusiasts. It can be reached by car within 15 minutes from Mackay's Central Business District. The area is thought to have been named after the shape of th...

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Dolphin Heads

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Location: Colonial Drive, Clairview, Queensland 4741 Australia

In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or o...

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Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Edward Lloyd Park, Marian, Queensland

Location: 4 - 74 Anzac Avenue, Marian, Queensland 4753 Australia

Named for the Clerk (1921 to 1954) of the former Mirani Shire, Edward Lloyd, who was instrumental in preserving and maintaining parkland in the Shire, the park has recently had a major make-over by Mackay Regional Council. In addition to improved parking areas which can cat...

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Edward Lloyd Park, Marian, Queensland

Eimeo Beach

Location: Mango Avenue, Eimeo, Queensland 4740 Australia

In a sheltered bay with powder soft sand, Eimeo Beach is a favourite destination of visitors and locals for fun in the sun. The beach is seasonally patrolled during the summer months by volunteer lifeguards. Eimeo Beach is a 15 minute drive from Mackay's Central Business D...

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Eimeo Beach

Eungella Dam

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

Eungella Dam is 120 kilometres west of Mackay and is one of Queensland's more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella Dam was constructed in 1969 to meet the requirements of a thermal power station at Collinsville and the town water supply of Collinsville and Scottsville....

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Eungella Dam

Eungella National Park

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

Set in the mountains west of Mackay, Eungella National Park is one of Queensland's most ecologically diverse parks in Australia. Its 860 plant species include species from both subtropical and tropical rainforests. Much of the park is wilderness, dissected by rugged gorges. ...

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Eungella National Park

Far Beach

Location: Binnington Esplanade, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Far Beach is a popular walking beach with locals, recognised for its tranquillity and soft white sand. At low tide an expansive sand flat is exposed giving walkers kilometres of beach to meander. The beach provides expansive views, from Hay Point to the south and toward Flat...

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Far Beach

Finch Hatton Gorge

Location: Finch Hatton Gorge Road, Finch Hatton, Queensland 4756 Australia

A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulders make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction. There are many walking tracks which weave through sub-tropical rainforest. One of the most popular walking trails starts at the Finch Hatton picnic area, and...

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Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton War Memorial

Location: Anzac Parade, Finch Hatton, Queensland 4756 Australia

The Pioneer Valley sugar towns of Finch Hatton and Netherdale joined forces for their WWI memorial - the popular Queensland choice, a soldier or 'Digger' statue. It was erected on 19 November 1921, paid for through public subscription at a cost of £200, and honours the liv...

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Finch Hatton War Memorial

Fishing on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Deep sea and reef fishing at Keswick Island is legendary. The nearby coral reefs, mangrove habitats and protected waters of Egremont Passage attract a vast array of fish. The proximity of the outer reef also boosts the diversity of fish species. For the keen fisherman, ...

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Fishing on Keswick Island

Freckle Farm

Location: 347 Olletts Rd, Eton

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Freckle Farm

Goanna Brewing

Location: 11/25 Transport Avenue, Paget, Queensland 4740 Australia

Microbrewery hands on Experience. Don't take a tour, get involved in the journey that is beer.

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Goanna Brewing

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Location: Hicks Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. There are also a number of exercise stations along the walk giving fitness fanatics a varied wor...

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Gooseponds, North Mackay

Gowake Cable Park

Location: 504 Michigan Way, Andergrove, Queensland 4740 Australia

Learn to Cable Wakeboard or Kneeboard in a safe controlled environment with all your equipment provided.

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Gowake Cable Park

Grasstree Beach

Location: The Esplanade, Grasstree Beach, Queensland 4740 Australia

Grasstree Beach is one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the Mackay Region, located within a 15 minute drive from Sarina. Nestled in sheltered Zelma Bay, the shallow beach is a popular swimming destination, although it is not patrolled. It is fringed by a lar...

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Grasstree Beach

Greenmount Homestead

Location: Greenmount Road, Walkerston, Queensland 4741 Australia

Greenmount Homestead (five kilometres west of Walkerston) is one of Mackay's most valued historic attractions. Greenmount was developed by AA Cook on the cattle run first taken up by Captain John Mackay and was gifted to the city by the Cook Family in 1984. The grounds con...

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Greenmount Homestead

Grendon Park

Location: Hay Point Road, Hay Point, Queensland 4740 Australia

Nestled between Half Tide and Salonika Beaches is Grendon Park, named after the original owners of the land prior to its development. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables, shelter, barbecue and a playground. It offers sweeping views of nearby Salonika Beach, two kilome...

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Grendon Park

Grosvenor Park in Moranbah

Location: Town Square Avenue, Moranbah, Queensland 4744 Australia

Directly opposite Moranbah’s town square are the gorgeous grounds of Grosvenor Park! It is the perfect environment in which to throw down a rug on the lush green grass, curl up and read a book, enjoy a picnic or cook up a feast on the barbecues provided. The ambience is ca...

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Grosvenor Park in Moranbah

Harbour Beach

Location: Mulherin Drive, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Adjacent to Mackay's multimillion dollar Reef Marina development, popular Harbour Beach is a favourite beach with locals and visitors alike. Only a five minute drive from Mackay's Central Business District, it is home to the Mackay Surf Lifesaver Club and is seasonally patro...

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Harbour Beach

Hoods Lagoon

Location: Drummonds Street, Clermont, Queensland 4721 Australia

Hoods Lagoon and Century Park are situated in the inland township of Clermont. Clermont was established on the Northern Banks of the Hoods Lagoon in 1862, after the discovery of gold. A memorial plaque at the southern entrance of the Lagoon honours the victims of the 1916 ...

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Hoods Lagoon

Illawong Beach

Location: Illawong Drive, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

A serene and peaceful coastline awaits at Illawong Beach. Kilometres of sandy shoreline as well as off and on dog leash areas make Illawong Beach a popular choice for sunrise strolls. At low tide, the ripples in the sand stretch for kilometres, where small blue soldier cra...

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Illawong Beach

Keswick Island Jetty

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Keswick Island can be accessed by boat via the mobile jetty is situated in Egremont Passage, nearby the Keswick airstrip. The jetty is a 23 metre gangway attached to a six by three metre pontoon, and provides short-term drop-off/pick-up for most shallow hull boats (up to 12...

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Keswick Island Jetty

Koumala War Memorial

Location: Mumby Street, Koumala, Queensland 4738 Australia

Pride is not reserved for big communities: take tiny Koumala, 50 kilometres south of Mackay. Its war memorial was erected in 1959, the funds raised by public subscription arranged through the Koumala RSL sub-branch. The white painted concrete obelisk, topped by a small Lati...

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Koumala War Memorial

Lagoons Cafe and Gallery

Location: 9 Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

The Lagoons Gallery is a large premier space for your next dinner presentation, reception or cocktail function with capacity for 40 round table or cocktail style for 100+. A large glass feature wall looks into the rainforest Eungella Cloud Garden and offers glimpses of the L...

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Lagoons Cafe and Gallery

Lake Barfield

Location: Lake Barfield, Hay Point, Queensland 4740 Australia

Lake Barfield is located between the bustling beachside communities of Half Tide and Salonika Beach, near the Hay Point Coal Terminal. It is a small, picturesque lake which provides peaceful waters for a variety of fish, bird and animal life. Zealous birdwatchers will enj...

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Lake Barfield

Lake Elphinstone

Location: Sutter Development Road, Nebo, Queensland 4740 Australia

Lake Elphinstone is a natural lake which once supported the town of Elphinstone - long since disbanded. The lake is located within the Nebo Shire, approximately 92 kilometres west of Mackay, and can be accessed via the Sutter Developmental Road on your way to Glenden. Glende...

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Lake Elphinstone

Lamberts Beach

Location: Pacific Esplanade, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Lamberts Beach is seasonally patrolled and the nearby Lambert's Lookout offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands. It's also a popular spot for surfers when the swell is right, and a great whale watching platform during the winter months. Shady areas, picnic ...

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Lamberts Beach

Lamberts Lookout

Location: Lamberts Beach Esplanade, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also a popular viewing platform to see the migrating whales as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay. This beautiful location is ...

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Lamberts Lookout

Lindeman Islands National Park

Location: Lindeman Island, Lindeman Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish. The fourteen islands of the park feature a varie...

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Lindeman Islands National Park

Llewellyn Dive Site

Location: Offshore from Mackay, East Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Exciting wreck diving is to be had at the historic 'Llewellyn' site, east of Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef. The steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The locatio...

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Llewellyn Dive Site

Lords Table Mountain

Location: Dysart Clermont Road, Dysart, Queensland 4745 Australia

Nature lovers will enjoy the surrounds of the Lords Table Mountain, located approximately 35 kilometres west of Dysart along the Dysart Clermont Road. Introduce yourself to the brilliant hues and unusual shapes of this majestic mountain, while marvelling at the peak's sheer ...

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Lords Table Mountain

Mackay Aqua Park

Location: Superior Boulevard, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

It's a whole lot of fun for everyone! A giant inflatable fun park - a great value for money water activity and it's something the whole family can enjoy!

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Mackay Aqua Park

Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard

Location: Mulherin Drive, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Mackay's magnificent world-class Marina Village has a tropical ambience, with leafy palms lining the waterfront esplanade and a view beyond to luxury yachts, sailing boats, blue skies and tropical islands. The thriving commercial precinct boasts an impressive array of shop...

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Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Location: 9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Located just five kilometres from the Mackay city centre, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the beautiful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, along with other beautiful Australian native and exotic plants from similar climates around the world. This y...

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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Mackay Town Hall

Location: 63 Sydney Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Discover a living piece of Mackay's heritage at the Town Hall in Sydney Street, Mackay. Originally built in 1912 the Mackay Town Hall is a beautiful historic building in the centre of the city which has been transformed into a welcome centre assisting new residents in the Ma...

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Mackay Town Hall

Mango Avenue

Location: Mango Avenue, Eimeo, Queensland 4740 Australia

Mango Avenue is the focal point of the beautiful Eimeo Village. The 80 year old Mango trees that stretch between Whittles Lane and Heidke Street form a spectacular shady canopy 20 metres above the streetscape and remain a heritage listed, must-see tourist attraction! If ...

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Mango Avenue

Melba House

Location: 4 Anzac Avenue, Marian, Queensland 4753 Australia

Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris and many other cities in Europe as well as the United States of America, the legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba. Few know that the acclaimed opera singer spent the first...

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Melba House

Memorial Swim Centre

Location: Milton Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Memorial Swim Centre is located on the fringe of Mackay's central business district on Milton Street, adjacent to one of the city's largest shopping centres, Caneland Central and the Pioneer River precinct. In the winter season, it is Mackay's only heated public aquatic fac...

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Memorial Swim Centre

Mia Mia State Forest

Location: Clarke Range, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

Nestled in the foothills of the Clarke Range, 20 kilometres from Pinnacle west of Mackay, the Mia Mia State Forest is mostly open eucalypt forest. Bush camping and swimming is available at Captain Crossings on Teemburra Creek. Vehicular access is by four wheel drive only. ...

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Mia Mia State Forest

Mount Britton

Location: Peak Downs Highway, Nebo, Queensland 4742 Australia

Mount Britton is an abandoned gold mining town, situated approximately 35 minutes drive north-east of Nebo. Founded in 1880 when a tent city for gold mining sprung up, the township became known as Mount Britton. At the height of the goldmining era in 1883, Mount Britton w...

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Mount Britton

Nebo Museum

Location: Reynolds Street, Nebo, Queensland 4740 Australia

Nebo area is the key link to the 1800s and early life in the Mackay Region (being the closest rural and gold mining historical town to Mackay). In the early 1980s, to celebrate the Shire’s Centenary in 1983, a group of locals began the process of gathering many relics of ...

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Nebo Museum

Newry Islands National Park

Location: Newry Island, Newry Island, Queensland 4740 Australia

Newry Islands National Park lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty and irreplaceable value. Pearl-coloured beaches, exposed rocky headlands, open woodlands and dense rainforest, all surrounded by the sparkling turquoise ...

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Newry Islands National Park

Pioneer River, Marian

Location: 4-74 Anzac AVenue, Marian, Queensland 4753 Australia

The Pioneer River - one of the few 'blue water' rivers in Queensland - and its main tributary Cattle Creek flow through the heart of the Pioneer Valley, from the Connors Ranges in the South and West to the Pacific Ocean at Mackay. Access to the river is restricted by free...

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Pioneer River, Marian

Pioneer Swim Centre

Location: Malcomson Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Set within landscaped gardens in the John Breen Park recreational precinct in North Mackay, Pioneer Swim Centre provides convenient access to all patrons. Facilities include a 50 metre by eight lane Olympic outdoor pool, 15 metre by eight metre toddler pool with interactive...

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Pioneer Swim Centre

Platypus Viewing at Broken River

Location: Eungella Dam Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

Eungella National Park, approximately a one hour drive west of Mackay, is home to one of the most reliable spots in Australia to spot the elusive platypus - in the wild! From the viewing decks at Broken River, spot this shy creature in it's natural habitat, as well as turt...

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Platypus Viewing at Broken River

Port of Hay Point Lookout

Location: Horyu Maru Drive, Hay Point, Queensland 4740 Australia

The Port of Hay Point, 30 kilometres south of Mackay, is one of the biggest and most efficient coal ports in the world. The Port Administration building features a public viewing gallery offering fantastic views of the two coal terminals. From the viewing area you will see...

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Port of Hay Point Lookout

Queens Park - Orchid House

Location: Goldsmith Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Relax and enjoy the beautiful Orchid House, intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens, boasting a broad collection of unique and exquisite orchids. With about 25,000 species the fascinating orchid family (Orchidaceae) is the largest group of flowering plants in...

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Queens Park - Orchid House

Salonika Beach

Location: Rasmussen Avenue, Hay Point, Queensland 4740 Australia

Located North of Sarina, delightful Salonika Beach is the destination for many holiday makers and Sarina residents. Salonika Beach is a tropical haven for visitors to Hay Point. The two kilometre stretch of sandy beach is ideal for swimming and relaxation. Gaze out toward V...

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Salonika Beach

Sarina Beach

Location: Owen Jenkins Drive, Sarina, Queensland 4737 Australia

Sweeping golden sand, gentle crashing waves and a popular location for nesting turtles is what makes Sarina Beach a hot-spot for visitors and locals alike. Only a few minutes from the town of Sarina, this beautiful beach is fringed by an esplanade park with barbecue and picn...

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Sarina Beach

Sarina District Historical Centre

Location: Railway Square, Sarina, Queensland 4737 Australia

Sarina is situated 36 kilometres south of Mackay and 300 kilometres north of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway. The Historical Centre is part of the 'Field of Dreams' complex on the southern outskirts of the township. The Historical Centre is the former St Anne's Catholic Co...

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Sarina District Historical Centre

Sarina War Memorial

Location: Broad Street, Sarina, Queensland 4737 Australia

WWI memorials like that in the north Queensland sugar town of Sarina speak volumes of community pride and patriotism. Their soldier statue was erected for the 1919 ANZAC Day ceremonies, paid for through public subscription. It specifically says that it is a 'commemoration' ...

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Sarina War Memorial

Scuba Diving on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Keswick Island is a stepping stone to numerous exciting and diverse dive sites. Boat and shore dives can be hand-picked to match the abilities of divers. Shallow-depth shore dives can allow you to explore the spectacular reef, discover shipwrecks that lie off the shores ...

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Scuba Diving on Keswick Island

Shoal Point

Location: O'Brien Esplanade, Shoal Point, Queensland 4740 Australia

Shoal Point is the northern-most community of the Northern Beaches group, with a visually spectacular coastal beach. At low tide, the beach can almost be mistaken as a small sweeping desert. The sand stretches for hundreds of metres, allowing a close-up view of Green Reef Is...

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Shoal Point

Slade Point

Location: Pacific Esplanade, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Slade Point is a short five minute drive from Mackay Harbour, and is one of the few locations in the region where you can enjoy both a stunning sunrise and sublime sunset. Slade Point Reserve lies at Lamberts Beach, stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last rema...

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Slade Point

Smalleys Beach

Location: Smalley's Beach Road, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland 4740 Australia

Smalleys Beach is situated approximately 35 kilometres north of Mackay and is part of the Hibiscus Coast. This secluded beach is also located in the Cape Hillsborough National Park and offers limited camping sites. Facilities include toilets, and small secluded sites. Water ...

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Smalleys Beach

Snorkelling on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

The Great Barrier Reef coral fringes Keswick and provides magnificent snorkelling, especially at Connie Bay and Coral Gardens. Keswick's coral reef offers something for everyone, from swim-through caves and deep canyons to wide shallows, teeming with marine life. Green, ...

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Snorkelling on Keswick Island

South Cumberland Islands National Park

Location: Coral Sea, St Bees Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

South Cumberland Islands National Park encompasses nine islands. Rocky, rugged, hoop pine-dominated headlands stand out from open eucalypt woodland and extensive grasslands of the wind-exposed slopes. Protected coves shelter long, sandy beaches, while deep gullies hide remna...

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South Cumberland Islands National Park

Teemburra Dam

Location: Teemburra Dam Road, Pinnacle, Queensland 4741 Australia

Located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, Teemburra Dam is approximately 50 kilometres west of Mackay City on a fully sealed road. The dam is a nature-lover's paradise. Made up of a mass of inlets and coves, it is easy to become entranced with the birds, fish and platypus...

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Teemburra Dam

That Sapphire Place

Location: Bruce Highway, The Leap, Queensland 4740 Australia

Come and be dazzled at That Sapphire Place; an exquisite collection of rare and precious natural gemstones by gem cutters and gem merchants with more than 25 years experience in Lapidary and Gem Cutting. Specialising in natural sapphires of all colours, natural rubies, n...

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That Sapphire Place

The Cremer Shipwreck Dive Site - Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

The Cremer was a 50 metre passenger and cargo ship that was employed in trading with Indonesia, Singapore and China. It ran aground off St Bees Island (nearby Keswick Island) during a major storm in September 1943. Luckily, there were no casualties. The ship was strippe...

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The Cremer Shipwreck Dive Site - Keswick Island

The Flood Memorial or "The Stump"

Location: Drummond Street, Clermont, Queensland 4721 Australia

In 1860/61 Messrs Hood, Gogg and Manning, who had purchased land on the Peak Downs, sent a party to build huts and yards on their property in readiness for the arrival of sheep. The party consisted of Mr Mingendie (in charge) and Nelson and McDonald. They pitched their ten...

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The Flood Memorial or

The Leap Hotel

Location: Bruce Highway, The Leap, Queensland 4740 Australia

Travelling north of Mackay along the Bruce Highway you will come to the township of The Leap. This site holds a past of great tragedy and significance in the history of this region. Discover the legend of The Leap "A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local n...

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The Leap Hotel

The Leichhardt Tree

Location: River Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

After the first supply schooner "Presto" arrived in August 1862 The Leichhardt Tree played a significant part in Mackay's maritime history. As thousands of settlers, ships and cargoes arrived in Mackay the tree was used as an anchor for ships to tie to for access into Mackay...

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The Leichhardt Tree

The Pioneer Valley

Location: Mackay Eungella Road, Eungella, Queensland 4757 Australia

A wonderland of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations contrast against a tapestry of sugar cane fields as you head through The Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park. Apart from being one of the richest sugar cane growing areas in Australia, this valley ...

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The Pioneer Valley

The Serenity Coast

Location: Bruce Highway, Sarina, Queensland 4737 Australia

Take an opportunity to explore a relatively unspoiled area that has retained much of its original historic charm while having developed into a thriving business area. Collectively known as the Serenity Coast, the townships that stretch from Hay Point to St Lawrence enjoy ...

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The Serenity Coast

The Singapore Shipwreck Dive Site - Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

The Singapore was bound for Sydney from Hong Kong when she struck what is now called 'Singapore Rock' sometime in January 1877. Fortunately, no lives were lost. The Singapore was a 964 ton single screw steamer with a length of 87 metres and a width of 10 metres. Despite...

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The Singapore Shipwreck Dive Site - Keswick Island

Town Beach

Location: Binnington Esplanade, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Popular for its sensational sunrises, Town beach offers great views of Flat and Round Top Islands and Dalrymple Bay. Town Beach is very popular with locals and visitors for late afternoon walks, fishing and watching the impact of Mackay's huge tides which can go out for mile...

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Town Beach

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Location: Risley Parade, Cape Hillsborough, Queensland 4740 Australia

Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations. Cape Hillsborough Beach, also know as Casuar...

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Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Whale Watching on Keswick Island

Location: Keswick Island, Keswick Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Humpback Whales can be frequently seen around Keswick Island during their annual migration through the Whitsundays between the months of July to September. Seeing the whales frolicking nearby, or guiding a newborn calf through the protected waters of Egremont Passage, is ...

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Whale Watching on Keswick Island

World War I Memorial Cenotaph and Jubilee Park

Location: Alfred Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Mackay's WWI cenotaph relays the loss of 159 local men killed in active service, eight of whom were awarded military decorations. The cenotaph, originally unveiled on the southern bank of the Pioneer River near Sydney Street Bridge in 1929, was designed by Townsville archit...

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World War I Memorial Cenotaph and Jubilee Park

Yakapari Country Crafts

Location: 10 Westlake Dr, The Leap, Queensland 4740 Australia

This wonderful showcase of locals arts and crafts has something for everyone with it's amazingly diverse range of craft and gifts. All of this and you get to have a lovely morning or afternoon tea treat to boot with the great range of homemade biscuits and cakes to have wit...

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Yakapari Country Crafts