Mackay Region

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The Mackay Region has so much on offer those willing to get off the beaten track and explore. Discover spectacular rainforests and national parks, secluded islands and beaches, coral reefs, genuine country hospitality and historic townships. Relatively undiscovered, the Mackay Region offers a unique holiday experience that is an affordable and diverse escape from the crowds. 

Located midway between Brisbane and Cairns, the Mackay Region coastline stretches 200 kilometres north from St Lawrence to Laguna Whitsundays, and inland to the town of Clermont. The region's rich and colourful past is economically founded upon sugar cane, mining, beef and agriculture. 

The Mackay Region is becoming popular as a holiday destination for travellers seeking an unspoilt, friendly contrast to more developed destinations. Holiday-maker 'must-sees' include: the palm fringed city centre, set beside the mighty blue Pioneer River; the Pioneer Valley, Finch Hatton Gorge and the famous Eungella National Park. Artspace Mackay - gallery and museum, Regional Botanic Gardens, the impressive Mackay Marina Village, spectacular scenery of Cape Hillsborough National Park. Historic seaside townships such as Sarina and Midge Point, and outback communities such as Clermont and Nebo. There's superb golden beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and local islands such as Brampton and Keswick.