Visitors to Mackay will become captivated by the amount of natural attractions and man-made spectacles, historical buildings and sites, as well as the abundance of activities this town has to offer! It combines an array of city and country style attractions that are sure to knock your socks off!


If you’re after an outback hinterland adventure, head to historic bush-towns like Nebo or Clermont to discover open cut mines and ancient landscapes, or bushwalk through one of our spectacular National Parks!


If a cityscape is more your style, enjoy Mackay’s balmy tropical nights by dining alfresco at the Marina, stroll through Mackay and the Botanic Gardens or simply relax by the Bluewater Lagoon!


• Entertainment
• Farming, Food and Produce
• Galleries, Museums and Collections
• Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
• Landmarks and Buildings
• Mining and Industry
• National Parks, Great Barrier Reef & Reserves
• Natural Attractions

• Parks and Gardens
• Scenic Drives and Walks
• Shopping
• Spas and Retreats
• Sports and Recreation Facilities
• Craft Breweries


Tranquil Beaches

Cape Hillsborough only 45 Mins drive from Mackay.

Getting Here

Located half way between Brisbane and Cairns along the Queensland coast, Mackay is linked to the rest of the State by a comprehensive network of rail, road, sea and air services which makes getting here and around super easy and inexpensive!


By Road

Brisbane to Mackay is approximately an eleven hour drive and Cairns to Mackay is approximately eight hours.  Please be cautious of fatigue when driving long distances - plan your journey and share the driving with someone else.  Mackay offers extensive auto and caravan parts and repair services.


By Plane

Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Jetstar and Tiger Air all fly direct to the Mackay Region. QantasLink and Virgin Australia serve Moranbah. See Mackay Airport for more information or your respective airline.


By Train

Queensland Rail Travel offer two rail services to Mackay from Cairns and Brisbane - The Spirit of Queensland and The Sunlander.  The Spirit of Queensland offers premium economy seating and Rail Beds, while the The Sunlander offers award-winning comfort and luxury with sleeping berths and economy seating.


By Bus

Frequent Greyhound Coaches service Mackay from throughout Queensland. Contact Greyhound on charters@greyhound.com.au for private charters around Mackay and Nebo.


Getting Around


Car Hire

Most major car and 4WD hire services are available from locations throughout the region and at the Mackay Airport with Avis Car Rentals and Smart State Rentals.


Catch a Bus

Mackay Transit Coaches operates urban services around Mackay from Monday to Saturday. Mackay Transit Coaches can also arrange group airport transfers and local scenic tours.


Hail a Taxi

Taxis are readily available with taxi ranks situated at the airport and in the city centre, or phone 131 008.

Contact Us

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