Mackay Australia

Mackay Australia is a coastal town in north Queensland.

Mackay is a small city in the middle of some beautiful, green sugar cane and tropical rainforest countryside.


There is not a huge deal for travellers, but the three main things are the historical city centre, the town's beaches, and the close-by Brampton Island. Further away in Mackay region are Cape Hillsborough and Eungella National Park.
 
mackay beach
Town Beach. ©Gondwananet.com

Places to See
The city centre is on the southern side of Pioneer River. The main road through it is Gordon Street that ends near Town Beach in East Mackay. Sydney Street goes north across the river towards the marina and northern beaches, and the main street with most pubs and historical buildings is Victoria Street. Some beauties are Court House, Masonic Lodge and Commonwealth Bank Building.

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Just east of the city centre is Queens Park with the town's Botanical Gardens. Mackay has some very nice white-sand-blue-water beaches, and the two most central ones are Town beach in east Mackay and Harbour Beach just south of the Marina. South of Town Beach is Illawong; and north of the town are Blacks Beach, Dolphin Heads and Eimeo.

mackay harbour
Harbour. ©Gondwananet.com

Places to Eat and Stay
There are cafes, eateries, pubs and restaurants along the main streets, mainly Victoria and Sydney Streets. All sorts of fast food joints are also there, many along Gordon Street as well as in shopping centres.


Places to stay include apartments such as Lanai Serviced Apartments, Quest Apartments and The Shores Holiday Apartments; resorts such as Allure Resort on the Beach, Comfort Resort Blue Pacific and Reef Resort; hotels such as Clarion Hotel and Quality Hotel Ocean International; and motels such as Coral Sands Motel, International Lodge Motel and Windmill Motel.


See more Mackay accommodation.

Here's a map of the town. You can double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.


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