A four day event based around the unique Mackay Airport Beach Horse Races. The festival celebrates all things racing, food, wine and fashion
Experience the stylish and diverse flavours igniting the Mackay culinary scene.
Beautifully located in the rainforest right next to the creeks, dine on delicious healthy meals among the trees.
Walk the Juipera Plants Trail which illustrates the way the Juipera Aboriginals used the parks native plants for survival.
After careful restoration, the former farm is Mackay's most valued heritage attraction and a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.
Experience a fun filled day fishing the picturesque surrounding islands, reefs and shoals of the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience a friendly, family owned restaurant overlooking the serene Pioneer river.
Cape Palmerston National Park, is known as a perfect spot for sightseeing, 4W Driving, crabbing and fishing.
St Lawrence Wetlands supports a colourful and diverse range of birdlife, with 92 bird species recorded in total
Blast through the water and brace yourself for amazing stunts, incredible spins, twists and sweeping fishtails on the azure waters.
Glide through the rainforest canopy and get a whole new perspective on this endangered habitat.
A pleasant easy walking course, you will find our social tees challenging but enjoyable; a test of skill but built for fun.
This unique self-drive escape will introduce beautiful landscapes, historic towns, vibrant communities, and impressive man-made works!
Relax and unwind in modern retreats, nestled in a beautiful tropical setting with stunning views and breathtaking scenery.
Flyboarding is really much easier than you think and once you are up it is pure adrenalin and fun.
Blokarting is a social way to enjoy the many beaches in the Mackay region.
Mackay has an outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture from the early 20th Century. Take the walk and learn more.
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!
All the benefits of Yoga but with the beauty of the beach.
Enjoy miniature animals thriving in the tranquillity of the free flowing fields, surrounded by the ranges of the Pioneer Valley.
See a master craftsman create beautiful pieces from precious stones.
Watch a Platypus feed busily in the river, and rainforest birds flitting through the majestic forest. Make sure to pack your binoculars.
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.
From harvest to mill, paddock to plate, explore the unique inner workings of a farm plus the largest sugar storage facility in the world.
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.
Surrounded by a cool oasis of majestic trees and tropical gardens, Orchid House features a large collection of stunning orchids.
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.
The Dispensary delivers a high quality bar experience right in the heart of the city.
Head to Donnybrook Station for a wild but family friendly experience featuring bikes, bulls, buggies and bands.
Prepare and cook your own meals with an experienced Chef before sitting down to spend some quality time together.
Explore 22 kilometres of bushwalking tracks through this beautiful rainforest with breathtaking views and cool swimming holes.
Cape Palmerston National Park features unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands with Mount Funnell towering to 344 metres.
The walk features stunning scenes of dense rainforest, deep gorges, steep escarpments and tranquil glades.
Browse arts and crafts that represent the best of the region to suit all tastes and budgets.
Freckle Farm is a family owned, eco-friendly farming business selling eggs, meat and seasonal produce direct to customers.
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!
Bluewater Lagoon is a safe, stinger-free swimming environment overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay.
Trot, canter or gallop your way through grassland and lush rainforest.
Enjoy a farm stay and take a leisurely horse ride on meandering trails through grassland and lush rainforest.
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.
Get out and explore the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride whilst taking in the region's natural beauty.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery providing the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural experiences.
The Mackay Festival of Arts is an exciting program of music, dance, comedy and theatre. Make sure to check it out!
Fire up the engines of a restored Tiger Moth and take to the skies over the Mackay Coast.
The closest thing to a crowd at Cape Hillsborough during a beachfront stroll is a friendly of family of wallabies.
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!
A family-friendly festival, set beside St Helens Creek. The cosy festival boasts some of Australia's best world music performers
Lamberts Beach offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands and is great for whale watching during the winter months.
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.
A vast range of tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays feature in five 'culturally themed' gardens.
Discover Newry Island in a sea kayak. Enjoy the rainforest clad coastline and beaches and the pristine environment below the water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chalet is a renowned pit stop for the weary traveller, providing a licensed bar and restaurant along with fantastic Pioneer Valley Views.
The historic Eimeo Pacific Hotel overlooks the Whitsunday Coast, Brampton, Keswick and St Bees islands set against the serene Pacific.
A unique venue set in lush tropical gardens. The teahouse is the perfect stop for a delicious devonshire tea or homemade cakes.
Free Zumba classes in the city centre feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats.
Enjoy the year-round, near perfect weather in the vibrant tropical city of Mackay by taking a dip in one of our 31 beaches.
Three days of non-stop entertainment is scheduled, with interesting displays and exhibits, along with the ever popular Sideshow Alley.
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.
See the Mackay region from a different perspective, 12,000 ft up and a 49 second free-fall. The ultimate adrenaline and adventure sport.
There is always a fantastic range of shows and events happening at the MECC from all genres and to suit all ages.
A must do, learn the art of stand up paddle boarding within the beautiful Mackay marina.
Riding as it should be fun, social and challenging. Explore the Pioneer Valley, Eungella National Park and more.
Explore the home of acclaimed opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. Discover a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and more.
Pick your own mouth watering strawberries fresh from the farm! There is also a jumping castle, scones and fantastic Strawberry milkshakes.
Laser tag is a modern-day version of cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians bought into the modern world using hi-tech equipment.
A fully interactive tour featuring fully-functioning miniature sugar processing & distilling equipment. Take the tour, taste the action!
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.
Visit the heritage listed Nebo pub.
The River 2 Reef Ride is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the glorious scenery Mackay has to offer while raising money for worthwhile causes.
Kite surfing is exhilarating! It is fast, extreme and will change your life forever.
Support our local NRL team at one of their home games and watch the action.
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.
The Heritage Walk of Mackay's Centre Business District highlights some of the city's magnificent turn of the century architecture.
The beach fishing here is some of the best in the state with bream and whiting on the menu.
The dam is stocked with Sleepy Cod, Barramundi and more. Launch a boat to catch an over-sized Sooty Grunter.
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.
Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland.
The Lanes Easter Carnival brings the city centre to life on Easter Sunday with an exciting, family friendly street party.
Stroll through this spectacular walking trail situated in a Melaleuca Rainforest in the Mackay Port Conservation Area.
Caneland Central is fully enclosed and offers an extensive range of stores and services.
Look out for performers popping out of every nook and cranny as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival.
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.
Soar across the emerald mountain tops and soak in the valley views.
Seaforth is a small coastal holiday and fishing town. Grab your family, pitch a tent on the foreshore and simply unwind.
A spiritual center and day spa, set in the lush green hills. Catering for physical relaxation and healing of the mind, body and soul.
Cool down at a giant inflatable fun park for everyone. Jumping, sliding and playing around on inflatable obstacles located on a fresh water lake.
The beautiful park area overlooking Kinchant Dam is ideal for picnics. Enjoy fishing, bushwalking and mountain bike riding.
Climbers will discover a 360° view of the surrounding farmland and National Park offering some of the most unique panoramas in Queensland.
Go Wake offers a unique water sport experience for young and old. Rip, ride and shred your favourite tricks on the water.
Do a Bluewater Trail public art walk.