Three days of non-stop entertainment is scheduled, with interesting displays and exhibits, along with the ever popular Sideshow Alley.
From harvest to mill, paddock to plate, explore the unique inner workings of a farm plus the largest sugar storage facility in the world.
A must do, learn the art of stand up paddle boarding within the beautiful Mackay marina.
A unique venue set in lush tropical gardens. The teahouse is the perfect stop for a delicious devonshire tea or homemade cakes.
Blacks Beach is the area's longest stretch of beach, lines with tropical gardens, it is a great place to watch the Pacific roll in at sunset.
A pleasant easy walking course, you will find our social tees challenging but enjoyable; a test of skill but built for fun.
A family-friendly festival, set beside St Helens Creek. The cosy festival boasts some of Australia's best world music performers
There is always a fantastic range of shows and events happening at the MECC from all genres and to suit all ages.
Do a Bluewater Trail public art walk.
Fire up the engines of a restored Tiger Moth and take to the skies over the Mackay Coast.
Head to Donnybrook Station for a wild but family friendly experience featuring bikes, bulls, buggies and bands.
Visit the heritage listed Nebo pub.
Freckle Farm is a family owned, eco-friendly farming business selling eggs, meat and seasonal produce direct to customers.
The River 2 Reef Ride is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the glorious scenery Mackay has to offer while raising money for worthwhile causes.
Snorkel in the clear cool waters, watch as cheeky parrot fish dart between vivid corals. Swim from the beach or on a supervised boat trip.
Explore 22 kilometres of bushwalking tracks through this beautiful rainforest with breathtaking views and cool swimming holes.
Relax and unwind in modern retreats, nestled in a beautiful tropical setting with stunning views and breathtaking scenery.
The Heritage Walk of Mackay's Centre Business District highlights some of the city's magnificent turn of the century architecture.
Laser tag is a modern-day version of cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians bought into the modern world using hi-tech equipment.
Pinnacle and the Pioneer Valley sit amid fields of lush green sugarcane and rolling hills, the perfect setting to stop for a world-famous pie.
Beautifully located in the rainforest right next to the creeks, dine on delicious healthy meals among the trees.
Kite surfing is exhilarating! It is fast, extreme and will change your life forever.
The beautiful park area overlooking Kinchant Dam is ideal for picnics. Enjoy fishing, bushwalking and mountain bike riding.
Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland.
Cape Palmerston National Park, is known as a perfect spot for sightseeing, 4W Driving, crabbing and fishing.
Enjoy miniature animals thriving in the tranquillity of the free flowing fields, surrounded by the ranges of the Pioneer Valley.
High tea is served on a three tier cake stand with ribbon sandwiches, light and fluffy scones and a selection of mini cakes and tartlets.
Experience the stylish and diverse flavours igniting the Mackay culinary scene.
In 1861, the discovery of gold in Clermont triggered one of Queensland's major gold rushes. Today, you can still fossick and pan for gold.
Seaforth is a small coastal holiday and fishing town. Grab your family, pitch a tent on the foreshore and simply unwind.
Finch Hatton is a popular spot with waterfalls that flow all year round, swimming holes and walking tracks.
Mango Avenue is the focal point of the beautiful Eimeo. The 80 year old trees form a spectacular canopy and remain a must-see tourist attraction!
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery providing the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural experiences.
The closest thing to a crowd at Cape Hillsborough during a beachfront stroll is a friendly of family of wallabies.
Soar across the emerald mountain tops and soak in the valley views.
Watch a Platypus feed busily in the river, and rainforest birds flitting through the majestic forest. Make sure to pack your binoculars.
The Chalet is a renowned pit stop for the weary traveller, providing a licensed bar and restaurant along with fantastic Pioneer Valley Views.
A fully interactive tour featuring fully-functioning miniature sugar processing & distilling equipment. Take the tour, taste the action!
Check out the delicious range of organic delights at the Organic & Natural Store.
Mackay has an outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture from the early 20th Century. Take the walk and learn more.
Introduce yourself to the brilliant hues and unusual shapes of this majestic mountain, while marvelling at the peak’s sheer size and scope.
Take the time to wander Victoria and Wood streets, shopping hub of the Mackay City Centre.
The Dispensary delivers a high quality bar experience right in the heart of the city.
St Lawrence Wetlands supports a colourful and diverse range of birdlife, with 92 bird species recorded in total
Free Zumba classes in the city centre feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.
Diverse habitats are protected in this National Park, one of the most ruggedly beautiful parks on the Central Queensland coast.
Bluewater Lagoon is a safe, stinger-free swimming environment overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay.
The walk features stunning scenes of dense rainforest, deep gorges, steep escarpments and tranquil glades.
Experience a fun filled day fishing the picturesque surrounding islands, reefs and shoals of the Great Barrier Reef.
Travel at one of the worlds most efficient coal ports. At 4km long, it also features the second largest coal loading jetty in the world!
Go Wake offers a unique water sport experience for young and old. Rip, ride and shred your favourite tricks on the water.
A spiritual center and day spa, set in the lush green hills. Catering for physical relaxation and healing of the mind, body and soul.
The beach fishing here is some of the best in the state with bream and whiting on the menu.
Have fun and learn to run in a social setting with like-minded people of all ages! See the region on foot and get fit.
Explore the home of acclaimed opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Discover a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and more.
Broken River is recognised as the world’s most certain place to see these elusive creatures in the wild. All you need is a bit of patience.
The historic Eimeo Pacific Hotel overlooks the Whitsunday Coast, Brampton, Keswick and St Bees islands set against the serene Pacific.
This unique self-drive escape will introduce beautiful landscapes, historic towns, vibrant communities, and impressive man-made works!
Lamberts Beach offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands and is great for whale watching during the winter months.
Prepare and cook your own meals with an experienced Chef before sitting down to spend some quality time together.
A four day event based around the unique Mackay Airport Beach Horse Races. The event celebrates all things racing, food, wine and fashion
The Lanes Easter Carnival brings the city centre to life on Easter Sunday with an exciting, family friendly street party.
Get out and explore the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride whilst taking in the region's natural beauty.
See a master craftsman create beautiful pieces from precious stones.
A real fun run with entertainment along the course at including jazz, rock n' roll and folk music to enhance the great feel of the event.
Surrounded by a cool oasis of majestic trees and tropical gardens, Orchid House features a large collection of stunning orchids.
Stroll through this spectacular walking trail situated in a Melaleuca Rainforest in the Mackay Port Conservation Area.
Blast through the water and brace yourself for amazing stunts, incredible spins, twists and sweeping fishtails on the azure waters.
If you’re curious about how a sugar mill works and how sugar cane is turned into sweet and yummy sugar, then a Sugar Mill tour is a must.
Enjoy the year-round, near perfect weather in the vibrant tropical city of Mackay by taking a dip in one of our 31 beaches.
Pedal your way through lush rainforest, then head out to tackle the back country before finishing above the clouds and on top of the world!
Experience a friendly, family owned restaurant overlooking the serene Pioneer river.
The Mackay Festival of Arts is an exciting program of music, dance, comedy and theatre. Make sure to check it out!
The museum has a collection of 8000 historical artefacts including the power shovel and an old steam engine used to shift the town after a flood.
Blokarting is a social way to enjoy the many beaches in the Mackay region.
Climbers will discover a 360° view of the surrounding farmland and National Park offering some of the most unique panoramas in Queensland.
Trot, canter or gallop your way through grassland and lush rainforest.
The dam is stocked with Sleepy Cod, Barramundi and more. Launch a boat to catch an over-sized Sooty Grunter.
Caneland Central is fully enclosed and offers an extensive range of stores and services.
The experience of a lifetime, dive in the rainforest's crystal clear water with turtles, fish and if you are one of the lucky ones a platypus.
After careful restoration, the former farm is Mackay's most valued heritage attraction and a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.
Flyboarding is really much easier than you think and once you are up it is pure adrenalin and fun.
Support our local NRL team at one of their home games and watch the action.
Cape Palmerston National Park features unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands with Mount Funnell towering to 344 metres.
Discover the legend of The Leap "A legendary and powerful woman named Kowaha from a local native tribe; committed the ultimate sacrifice in 1867. As a result of this event, the Mt Mandarana Cliff and Valley became known as The Leap."
Enjoy a farm stay and take a leisurely horse ride on meandering trails through grassland and lush rainforest.
A vast range of tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays feature in five 'culturally themed' gardens.
The museum is a tribute to the pioneers of the past and is well worth a visit. Discover a story about the way of life of the early pioneers.
Discover Newry Island in a sea kayak. Enjoy the rainforest clad coastline and beaches and the pristine environment below the water.
Glide through the rainforest canopy and get a whole new perspective on this endangered habitat.
Walk the Juipera Plants Trail which illustrates the way the Juipera Aboriginals used the parks native plants for survival.
See the Mackay region from a different perspective, 12,000 ft up and a 49 second free-fall. The ultimate adrenaline and adventure sport.
Browse arts and crafts that represent the best of the region to suit all tastes and budgets.
All the benefits of Yoga but with the beauty of the beach.
Teresa Creek Dam is the ultimate place to catch a Redclaw or Barra, it’s also been stocked with Golden Perch, Jewfish, Saratoga and Silver Perch.
Riding as it should be fun, social and challenging. Explore the Pioneer Valley, Eungella National Park and more.