The many glorious beaches serve as a great introduction to Mackay. With such a long stretch of alluring coastline, it's not surprising that swimming, fishing, and snorkelling are among leading leisure activities.
Yet, what is more surprising is the sight of the many wallabies you’re likely to share a stretch of sand with at Cape Hillsborough National Park, which is scattered with rocky headlands and other interesting natural formations. It’s not the only thrilling wildlife encounter to be had in the Mackay region.
Head to Eungella National Park for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the oft-elusive platypus. Billed creatures aside, Eungella commands serious attention for other wildlife opportunities, and remarkable Finch Hatton Gorge; this rainforest area sparkles with its waterfalls and rock pools.
Brampton Islands National Park is another natural gem where glowing beaches showcasing turquoise water prove to be extremely enchanting.
The city of Mackay has plenty to keep you occupied. Learn more about its eye-catching collection of stately art deco buildings on a self-guided heritage walk or let the children burn off energy at Bluewater Lagoon.
Fill your day with colour at Orchid House, spotted within Queens Park gardens, which displays hundreds of varieties of this glorious flower. Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to the serene Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.
The Mackay Marina Village is the best place for people-watching opportunities (and yacht admiring) and features several restaurants, bars, and shops.
Heading inland, don’t miss the small town of Marian. It features Melba House, once home to acclaimed diva Dame Nellie Melba.
Caravan Parks in Mackay
You know you’ve chosen wisely if Mackay is one of your preferred destinations for a holiday in a caravan park. The region has so many beach options, it will be hard to pick the one you like. The same goes with caravan parks. Mackay is a favourite with road-trippers because the inviting caravan parks mean you can custom-build the break you want in the best holiday parks in Australia.
Camping in Mackay
Few regions in Australia have the variety of campgrounds and camp sites that Mackay can offer. Up and down the coastline are some of the best campgrounds imaginable for those seeking a budget stay in a BIG4 caravan park. With perfect weather most of the year, and abundance of natural attractions, it’s a camping paradise waiting for you to enjoy.
Cabins in Mackay
Isn’t it time you picked a cabin for your next holiday? You’ve worked hard all year and everyone deserves the comfort of a BIG4 cabin to connect with family and build precious memories. Unlike motel stays – which people rarely remember – a BIG4 cabin stay is something the family will never forget. And with cheap options for those on a budget, or luxury stays for those seeking more comfort, the great news is BIG4 has these options covered. Every style, every budget.