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.
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
Street. Some beauties are Court House, Masonic Lodge and Commonwealth
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.
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.
Here's a map of the town. You can
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
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correct in the language used in Australia.
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