Mackay Region Drive
Boasting 31 beaches, one for every day of the month, ancient reefs teeming with life off untouched Great Barrier Reef islands, a lush tropical rainforest and rugged golden hinterland, Mackay is a gem in the Queensland tourism tale. Enjoy the year-round, near perfect climate, which blends a laid-back lifestyle with a cosmopolitan culture. Wander the city streets for a taste of the historic architecture of Mackay, which was also once home to acclaimed opera singer Dame Nellie Melba or head to Artspace Mackay for one of Queensland's finest regional galleries. Drive out to the Marina for some fresh seafood and ocean breezes, or visit the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.