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Family Fun

Top 10 ideas to keep the family entertained in The Mackay Region.

1. Swim at the Bluewater Lagoon With three lagoon-inspired swimming pools, a small children’s water park plus a water slide, the Bluewater Lagoon is a refreshing river-side destination. Admission is FREE! 


2. Play at Iluka Park An all-abilities playground, designed with sensory interactions in mind. The park is beside Town Beach and includes barbecue facilities. 


3. Taste and learn at Sarina Sugar Shed Watch how sugar is extracted from the cane on miniature processing and distilling equipment, then taste a range of sweet delights made on-site. 


4. Look and learn at Artspace In the heart of Mackay, Artspace is a modern art gallery and museum, with attractions to inspire young and old. 


5. Experience adventure 25M above the ground Get a tree-top view of the rainforest in Finch Hatton Gorge as you glide along a zipwire, 25 metres above ground. 


6. Enjoy the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Enjoy a stroll through the colourful and diverse botanic gardens, showcasing a vibrant array of flora. 


7. Be thrilled at GoWake Cable Park Soar across the water on a wakeboard as a cable pulls you across a man-made lake. All equipment is supplied, the experience is suitable for beginners as well as advanced riders. 


8. Drop a fishing line from the Bluewater Trail With more than 20km of trail to choose from, the Bluewater Trail is a walking and cycling path connecting popular Mackay destinations. 


9. Catch a crab at Clairview. Clairview is one of the best destinations in Queensland to go crabbing. Fish off the beach, hunt for shellfish on the rocks and then enjoy a beachside barbeque.


10. Be entertained at the MECC The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre hosts a range of entertaining performances for young and old. 


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