Things to See and Do

Near Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Did you know? Blacks Beach is Mackay's longest stretch of beach - 6km long. Guests wake each morning to the relaxing sound of the waves rolling onto the sandy beach. Popular with walkers, and fishermen with mackerel, flathead and whiting being caught off the beach. Head to Eungella National Park for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the oft-elusive platypus. Billed creatures aside, Eungella…

Did you know? Blacks Beach is Mackay's longest stretch of beach - 6km long. Guests wake each morning to the relaxing sound of the waves rolling onto the sandy beach. Popular with walkers, and fishermen with mackerel, flathead and whiting being caught off the beach. 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. 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. For the more adventurous we have wake boarding, kite surfing, blow karting, stand up paddle boarding and many more thrilling activities.

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Local Events

Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival
from 25 August, 2016 to 28 August, 2016
The Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival is a unique combination of events surrounding the festival highlight The Mackay Airport Beach Race Day. The mild 24 degree winter weather will see 7000 + people converge on Mackay Harbour Beach on Saturday 27th August 2016 to witness the 5th annual running of one of equines most exciting spectacles. The lead up to the race day offers visitors a great opportunity to experience some famous Mackay hospitality and weather. From Thursday 25th August, a swanky cocktail party will launch the festival followed by a fun social charity golf day (Friday 26th morning) & Garden Party/Calcutta (Friday evening) all adding to the fun.

Mackay Home Show & Caravan, Camping Expo
from 20 May, 2016 to 22 March, 2016
The 2016 Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo is the largest event of its kind in the Mackay Region. With over 150 local and national businesses ready to talk to you at the event, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for!

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