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Delight in the relaxing waterfront ambience, marvel at grand luxury yachts bobbing by the pier, and savour the casual restaurants overlooking the palm-tree-lined promenade. The nearby beach is a popular spot for swimming, and beachside barbeques and scooters are available.
Eungella National Park
Australia's largest expanse of sub-tropical rainforest features cascading waterfalls, lush landscapes, massive volcanic rock formations and scenic sugar cane fields. On your journey to the park, the Pioneer Valley is home to many charming rural townships along the way.
Located in the Pioneer Valley, this small suburb is home to the volcanic boulder formations called Finch Hatton Gorge. In addition to sampling local restaurants and cafés, visitors can scuba dive with platypus in the rainforest waters and zip-line through the canopy treetops. The showgrounds at Finch Hatton feature campsites for overnight stays.
Cape Hillsborough National Park
Located where the rainforest meets the rocky volcanic headlands, Cape Hillsborough National Park showcases stunning natural scenery, several walking and hiking trails, and abundant fishing and crabbing opportunities at Andrew's Point, Sandy Bay and Casuarina Beach.
GoWake Cable Park – Mackay
Five minutes from the heart of Mackay and moments from beautiful beaches and reefs brimming with tropical marine life, this brand-new cable park features wakeboarding and wakeskating on two cable lakes complete with a superb array of obstacles.
Enjoy an exhilarating swim at downtown Mackay’s “urban beach.” Three tiers of lagoon-style pools provide a safe swimming environment along with barbecue facilities, fitness equipment and a children’s playground on Bluewater Quay. Access is free to the public.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Just outside the city, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is home to beautiful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, along with other beautiful indigenous Australian plants and exotic species from around the globe.
The Bluewater Trail
Encompassing 20 kilometres extending through Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens, the Pioneer River and Town Beach, this bicycle and pedestrian walkway features art installations, historic architecture, popular landmarks and stunning natural beauty.
Sarina Sugar Shed
Experience the sights, sounds and sweetness of Australia’s sugar cane heritage. A tour of this historic sugar mill and distillery examines how sugar cane has been grown, processed, milled and distilled over its three generations in operation. During the tour, visitors will have plenty of opportunities to sample gourmet sauces, liqueurs and schnapps made onsite.
Mackay Grande Suites
Gregory Street, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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