Nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia, Mackay is located 150km south of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays. The region features beautiful tropical islands and 31 sandy beaches just perfect for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and sunbathing. Inland lies the lush ancient rainforests of Eungella National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge. Be dazzled by giant trees, exotic birdlife and spectacular views from the lookout points.
The city of Mackay offers art deco architecture, palm-fringed streets, casual alfresco dining, bars and boutique fashion. On its eastern fringe lies the marina precinct with its yachts, coastal accommodation and al fresco restaurants with views across the Coral Sea.