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Whether you are a local, a traveller or someone who just wants to know more about Mackay, the following list of blogs are sure to provide you with some enlightening facts about the sugar city.

From the best places to explore, hidden gems, Instagram-worthy cafes and tips from locals, these blogs are a lighthearted way for you to discover Mackay.
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Sweet Tastes of Mackay Isaac

Sweet Tastes of Mackay Isaac

The Mackay Isaac is a region of taste sensations. Framed by the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the fertile growing fields of the Pioneer Valley and the quintessential cattle country of the Isaac, the region is the place for a full paddock to plate experience.

Let's start with a winner – Did you know that the region is home to one of the best rums in the country?

Sarina Sugar Shed is the workplace of distiller Sarah Parrott, where in just a few short years she and the team have produced a truly fine drop that has already received a raft of awards at the national level. Most recently, their signature Sugar Shed Rum was awarded silver in the 2–4-year rum category at the inaugural Australian Rum Awards. Sounds like an achievement worth toasting!

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5 Must-do activities in Mackay’s CBD.

5 Must-do activities in Mackay’s CBD.

Are you heading up to the Mackay Region and looking to stay in the CBD? Well then, this blog is for you. Read on to discover more about the five must-do CBD activities in Mackay.

Before you arrange your itinerary, we’d like to recommend one of the best places to stay close to Mackay’s city heart.

Coral Cay Mackay’s resort-style accommodation is conveniently located on Nebo Road, just a short drive from the CBD. The property has some of the best hotel rooms in Mackay, suitable for business travel, family escapes or just to take a break.

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10 ways to stay active in the Mackay Region

10 ways to stay active in the Mackay Region

10 Best ways to stay active during your stay in the Mackay Region.

The Mackay & Isaac Regions has some amazing views and scenery to offer, but what if you’re looking to stay active? Well, fear not because our home has something for you too.

 

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5 amazing things to do in the Mackay Region

5 amazing things to do in the Mackay Region

In the Mackay Region and looking for something to do? Fear not, because we have you covered. Check out these 5 amazing things to do in Mackay that will make you never want to leave!

 

Bluewater Trail

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5 Best Breakfast Spots in the Mackay and Isaac Region

5 Best Breakfast Spots in the Mackay and Isaac Region

Who doesn't love a good cafe breakfast on a Saturday morning? Crunchy hashbrowns, delicious coffee and best of all...you don't have to cook! 

We've put together a list of some of the top Mackay breakfast spots so you can eat your way through the region! Tick them all off your list and then start again!

 

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10 must-do activities in Mackay this Easter

10 must-do activities in Mackay this Easter

Looking to have fun in the Mackay Region with your family? We’ve got your back. Whether you’re planning a camping trip or looking for a lazy day at the beach, we’ve got you covered with these 10 best locations to spend Easter weekend!

 

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6 Hidden beaches to uncover in Mackay

6 Hidden beaches to uncover in Mackay

Heading to the beach in Mackay but don’t want to go to the same location time and time again? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!  Whether you’re a Mackay local or a tourist looking to explore the region’s famous beaches, check out this list of 6 hidden beaches in Mackay that will leave you in awe.

Campwin Beach

About 40 kilometers from Mackay CBD, the natural beauty at Campwin beach will blow you away. The isolated beach is a local favorite and offers a view of the Coral Point Reef. Famous for its prawns, the beach is considered to be a hidden gem among the local community. The beautiful sand and the outrageous views that this beach provides are known to leave tourists speechless. Want to stay close to this perfect beach? 

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Top Camping Spots to Explore this Winter

Top Camping Spots to Explore this Winter

As in nature, the coming of winter signals an annual migration north for thousands of travellers seeking the warm, tropical climate of The Mackay Region. For our visitors escaping the dreary cold down south, and any curious locals seeking a couple of nights away from the stresses of modern life, we share some of the top spots to camp in the Mackay Region. Sharmin Messer from popular travel blog ‘The Hungry Travellers’ also gives some tips for those looking to make the most of their camping experience. Be sure to check out their social media channels.

Eungella National Park

High above the surrounding plains, Eungella National Park is one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks with 860 plant species and 20km of walking tracks to explore. With a wonderful variety of wildlife and the opportunity to see platypus in the wild, it’s worth staying a few days.

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