2022 Mackay Region Visitor Guide

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WELCOME TO COUNTRY Yuwi People of the country that surrounds the Mackay Region, from the high peaks of Cathu National Park and coastal region of Midge Point in the north, down to the pristine waters of Cape Palmerston in the south, west to the diverse rain forest areas of Eungella (land in the clouds) and to the many abundant coastal regions around Cape Hillsborough, the start of the world’s longest volcanic chain the Cosgrove Hot Spot, and out into the sea waters to the many offshore islands, respectfully request that as you prepare to immerse yourself within our country, that you do so knowing the importance and the sacredness of these lands and waters to Yuwi people and understand the gravity of our obligation to protect and care for it under lore. As we warmly welcome you, please enter with an equal important intent. We encourage you, as a guest to Yuwi Country, embrace this beautiful country by opening your heart and clearing your mind. We ask that you take the time to allow the inseparable spirit of this land and sea, its flora and fauna and our ancestral people, to soak deep into your essence, and in doing so give true respect and understanding of what has occurred here in Yuwi country. Take the time and care to reflect on the recent history of its people as this remains ever present in spirit in this country overlayed and protected by our ancient ancestors of time passed. Our ancestors cared and maintained this land and sea through their beautiful, wise ancient knowledge systems that remains all powerful and strongly endures for Yuwi people today and long into the future. Let us all stand together knowing that we human beings belong to country, and she is vital for our survival. May your time here be transformational and everlasting! For Barada Barna People, elders are respected in our community as wise and knowledgeable people. They hold and pass down our history, our stories and our traditions. We would like to pay our most heartfelt respect to my elders - past, present and future. Our traditional lands are bound by the Yan-Nee Yan-Nee (Connors range) in the east, Middlemount in the south, Mith-Dar (Peak ranges) in the west and Good-Yerra (Lake Elphinstone) in

the north. We would also like to welcome every visitor that comes onto our county, we hope you leave your footprints and take memories with you whilst on our beautiful country.

UNDULU WONGOLO LOMBI (G’Day and Welcome). The Jangga People, the Traditional Custodians of country throughout the Galilee Basin welcome you to their land and their community. We would appreciate you paying your respects to our elders past and present. We ask that you respect the unique cultural and spiritual relationship that the Jangga People have to their land, waters and seas, the rich contribution they make to society and their commitment to working together to build lasting, meaningful relationships for the benefit of all. Guided by their values of care, trust, togetherness and excellence they ask that we all continually work to care for our Jangga country and our cultural heritage.

‘WELCOME HOME’ images and words by Dylan Mooney Dylan Mooney is a Yuwi man from Mackay, central Queensland, Torres Strait Islander from Darnley Island and Australian born South Sea Islander. He is currently studying a bachelor of contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at the Queensland College of Art. Mooney’s practice includes digital illustrations, drawing and print-making and street art – inspired by history, culture, family and community stories Mooney uses his art practice to share his stories of what it is like to be an indigenous person in modern Australia. With his various mediums he captures the struggles and hardships First Nations peoples have gone through but tells a story of resilience and survival and how far Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander peoples and South Sea Islander peoples have come.

Welcome to Koinmerburra Country. The Koinjmal People would like to invite you to our beautiful coast, where the freshwater meets the saltwater, where the wetlands meet the sea. There are so many things you can see and experience in our region. There is nothing more wonderful than waking up at Clairview, looking out across the sea grass beds and seeing a pod of dugong feeding or watching turtles bask on the mud flats when the tide goes out. The St Lawrence Wetland Weekend is all about community spirit and is a great way to experience what the area has to offer. You can use it as a base to explore the region to camp, fish and learn about our unique country and what it has to offer. Koinjmal People welcome you to visit, enjoy and explore our untouched coastline.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Wanggan and Yagalinggu Country (also known as Wangan and Jagalingou), which covers a vast area of land in the Isaac region. We also pay respect to their Elders past and present.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Widi country, which stretches north to Mount Crompton, south to Nebo and west to Glenden, including parts of Eungella National Park. We also pay respect to their Elders past and present.



CONTENTS EXPERIENCES 05 Welcome to the Mackay Region 08 Wildlife Experiences 10 Nature Experiences 12 Hooked on Mackay 14 Family Fun 16 Camping 18 Local Flavours 20 Art, History & Culture


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LOCATIONS 22 Cape Hillsborough & Hibiscus Coast 26 Eungella & Pioneer Valley 30 Mackay Islands 32 Mackay City & Marina 34 Northern Beaches 36 Sarina & Surrounds 38 Cape Palmerston 40 Isaac Coast 42 Isaac Inland

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION 47 Why Mackay? 48 Events Calendar 50 Planning Your Trip 59 Where to next 60 Membership Directory 63 Visitor Information Centres 64 Mackay Region Map

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Main image Up close and personal with wildlife at Cape Hillsborough National Park. Cover Cape Hillsborough National Park — Sean Scott. Next page Watching the sun rise amidst the palms at Clairview.



WELCOME TO THE MACKAY REGION Discover the hidden gems of the Mackay Region, a destination full of natural beauty, from the rainforest to the reef, to incredible inland locations. The Mackay Region features unique wildlife, epic roadtrips, fishing, camping, bushwalking, sport, art and culture, and hundreds of bucket list experiences for all travellers. Make memories and share adventures in our uncrowded slice of paradise.

GETTING HERE By Air Mackay Airport is serviced by major carriers Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. Moranbah Airport is serviced by Virgin Australia and Qantas. Short and long-term car parking is available at both airports. By Rail Queensland Rail travels to and from Mackay, with the train station located in Paget, 5km south of the city centre. By Road Major coach operators include Mackay in their scheduled services from destinations throughout Queensland.

GETTING AROUND By Taxi Call 131 008 or look for the taxi ranks within the city centre, at local shopping centres or at the Mackay Airport. By Bus Mackay Transit Coaches operate a public bus schedule to most areas in the Mackay Region.

Cairns Townsville MACKAY Rockhampton Brisbane


DISTANCE TO MACKAY Airlie Beach............................................................................................ 149km Moranbah........................................................................................ 198km Clermont.........................................................................................289km Rockhampton...............................................................................336km Townsville.......................................................................................389km Cairns.................................................................................................735km Brisbane.......................................................................................... 953km Sydney............................................................................................. 1,741km Melbourne.................................................................................2,320km


( ˚Celsius )

( ˚Fahrenheit )

Summer (Dec — Feb)

23 – 30

73 – 86

Autumn (Mar — May)

20 – 27

68 – 81

Winter (Jun — Aug)

14 – 22

57 – 72

Spring (Sep — Nov)

20 – 28

68 – 82

*Temperature ranges are approximate averages only. Source: bom.gov.au/climate from Mackay Aero Station

Main image Looking over the Dumbleton Weir, Pioneer Valley



WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES The Mackay Region is teeming with some of the most unique wildlife in Australia. Visitors will love the many rare encounters that can only be experienced in this region.


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TOP WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES Spot platypus in the wild at Broken River, a tranquil freshwater environment within Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, Eungella National Park. Platypus viewing platforms, Broken River Visitor Information Centre, Eungella Dam Road Enjoy sunrise with kangaroos and wallabies who feed on a beach at Cape Hillsborough National Park each morning. Cape Hillsborough Road Catch a legendary metre-plus barramundi at Eungella Dam. Eungella Dam Road, approximately 100km east of Mackay

The Eungella Honeyeater is found only in a small area of elevated rainforest in Eungella National Park. Listen for a series of sharp, frantic-sounding whistles. Main image Platypus can be seen from the viewing platforms at Broken River, Eungella National Park. Lower left The wallabies and kangaroos at sunrise on Casuarina Beach, Cape Hillsborough National Park. Inset The Mackay Region is well known for its incredible fishing opportunities in dams, creeks and offshore. Below There are over 100 bird species at St Lawrence Wetlands.

Look for more than 100 different bird species at St Lawrence Wetlands St Lawrence Wetlands, near Recreation Grounds, St Lawrence Spot the whales between June and November at the purpose-built whale watching platform at Lamberts Beach. Lamberts Lookout Road, Lamberts Beach Discover dugongs in the small coastal town of Clairview, just south of Mackay. This area is a protected sanctuary for these endangered marine mammals. Access via Colonial Drive off Bruce Highway, Clairview Visit Bredl’s Wild Farm for an up-close-andpersonal experience with koalas, kangaroos, wombats and even crocodiles! 523 Lindeman Drive, Bloomsbury




Be spoilt for choice when it comes to authentic nature experiences in the Mackay Region, from national parks to freshwater gorges and quiet bushwalking trails.

NATIONAL PARKS The Mackay Region boasts a diverse range of national parks, many of which offer opportunities to stay, eat and explore. From lush green, mistshrouded Eungella National Park, to the windswept, rugged coastline of Cape Hillsborough and the expansive plains of Peak Range National Park, there’s an experience that suits every traveller.

NATIONAL PARKS IN THE MACKAY REGION Brampton Island National Park................................................................ Cape Hillsborough National Park. Cape Palmerston................................................................................................. Cathu State Forest............................................................................................. Crediton State Forest....................................................................................... Eungella National Park........................................................... Homevale National Park............................................................................... Mazeppa National Park........................................................................................................ Mia Mia State Forest............................................................................................................... Newry Islands ....................................................................................................... South Cumberland Islands National Park ....................................


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FINCH HATTON GORGE A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction.

BUSHWALKING The Mackay Region boasts popular walking tracks from five-minute circuits to three and five-day treks. Below are some popular trails in the region. Sky Window Circuit Eungella Dam Road. 5-10 minutes, 250m, a short and level, wheelchair and pram-accessible track with views across the Pioneer Valley. If you’re looking for more challenge, look out for the sign to Pine Grove-Cedar Grove Track (4km return) to view the magnificent Tree Arch.

Take a walk through the rainforest on a 1.6km journey to the beautiful Araluen waterfall and rockpool, or continue on 1.4km to reach the Wheel of Fire cascades, with another spectacular waterfall and a large rock pool. Accommodation and dining options are available nearby, as is an exciting zipline experience through the rainforest.

Rainforest Discovery Circuit: near Broken River Visitor Information Centre, Eungella Dam Road. 20 to 30 minutes, 780m circuit, a short and level, wheelchair and pram-accessible track from the Broken River picnic area. Be on the lookout for platypus in the rainforest waters. Kommo Toera Trail: Keeleys Road, Slade Point. 40 to 50 minutes, 1km, explore this unique wetland ecosystem through Melaleuca trees, with diverse wildlife and plant habitats. Don’t forget the insect repellent! Cape Hillsborough Walking Tracks: see page 22 Mackay Highlands Great Walk: Starts at Eungella National Park, ends at Moonlight Dam. 3-5 days, 56km (one way), for the experienced bushwalker, explore cool and cloudy rainforest, towering trees, dense palm groves, dramatic cliffs, peaks and spires. Main image Wheel of Fire cascades is a 4.2km return walk at Finch Hatton Gorge. Above Rainforest walks at Eungella National Park.




Known as one of the best recreational fishing destinations along the east coast of Australia, the Mackay Region offers 365 days of fishing where you’ll be hooked on a huge variety of species wherever you choose to cast your line.



The mangrove-lined creeks of the Mackay Region create bountiful fish habitats. Nowhere is this more evident than the net free zone that stretches from St Helens Beach to Cape Hillsborough.

No boat? No worries! The region’s 31 beaches, the Mackay Marina and several jetties along the Pioneer River all allow easy access for anglers to target anything from bream to barracuda.



Located within 90 minutes of Mackay are three freshwater impoundments. Kinchant and Teemburra Dams are well-known for massive barramundi, while Eungella Dam is home to monster sooty grunter. Theresa Creek Dam, near Clermont, is also a popular place to hook a grunter. 12

Anglers are guaranteed to hook a sizeable catch off Mackay’s picturesque series of islands and coral reefs. Viable tactics include chasing bait balls for mackerel and tuna, retrieving poppers across reefs and jigging for monsters of the deep.

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Eungella Dam Teemburra Dam Kinchant Dam Pioneer River Seaforth Mackay Marina Clairview Theresa Creek Dam

CRABBING Mud and blue swimmer crabs are a common catch up and down the coastline with prime spots being Seaforth, Eimeo and Clairview creeks. Red claw crayfish can be caught from dams in The Isaac Region.

Looking for some local fishing advice? Check out top quality fishing charters who can provide you with insight only locals would know! Visit hookedonmackay.com.au

Main image Barramundi at Kinchant Dam. Top Sooty Grunter caught at Eungella Dam. Above National competitions like the AFC are regularly hosted in the Mackay Region. Right The Seaforth area offers superb fishing thanks to the net free fishing zone.




The Mackay Region is the perfect family holiday destination, brimming with nature, wildlife and child-friendly experiences to keep the whole family eager to discover more.

TOP FAMILY FUN EXPERIENCES: Wake House Australia: Watch some of the world’s best wakeboarders at this state-of-theart facility. Designed for a range of age groups and experience levels, it’s great for fun, fitness and relaxation. There’s also food, drinks and live music on offer. Poco Place, Andergrove Lakes.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens: Explore more than 3km of scenic walking and cycling tracks overlooking a beautiful lagoon. The Gardens feature spectacular flora and fauna, running waterfalls and streams, and an elevated café. Lagoon Street, Mackay.

Sarina Sugar Shed: Enjoy a close-up, interactive and highly engaging guided tour into the region’s sugar cane history, at this multi-awardwinning facility. Field of Dreams Parklands, Railway Square, Sarina.

Mackay Sugar Bowl Skate Park: A multi-sports facility featuring a three-metre competition bowl, intermediate bowl and street run. The park also has a multi-sports court, grassed play area, climbing wall and ping pong areas. 33 Norris Road, North Mackay.

Bluewater Lagoon: Featuring three lagoons, a 19.5 metre water slide and interactive children’s water playground, as well as café, public toilets, showers and change rooms, barbecue facilities and lifeguards patrolling during opening hours. River Street, Mackay.


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Freckle Farm: Enjoy a rare up-close-andpersonal farm tour at a family-run farm producing healthy, nutritious and tasty food using pasture-based, chemical-free methods. It’s home to many happy farm animals, who you’ll meet during farm tours. 247 Olletts Road, Eton.

Sidetrax Indoor Go-Karts: Enjoy hours of entertainment at this indoor go-kart circuit for beginners right through to experts. 275 Nebo Road, Mackay. Bredl’s Wild Farm: Come faceto-face with some of Australia’s most iconic animals from koalas to crocodiles, wombats, kangaroos and emus. 523 Lindeman Drive, Bloomsbury. Forest Flying: Fly 340 metres through rainforest canopy on a flying fox 25 metres above ground with views of the Finch Hatton Gorge rainforest at this eco-tourism experience. 18 Oliver’s Road, Finch Hatton. Queens Park: Here you can visit one of Australia’s largest orchid displays, the Orchid House, built in 1988. The surrounding Queens Park area has excellent shared pathways, a playground with skywalk towers and plenty of facilities for families. Goldsmith Street, East Mackay.

The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is one of Australia’s youngest botanic gardens.

Main image Try out wakeboarding at Wake House Australia. Above The Mackay Bluewater Lagoon is a favourite amongst families. Right There’s plenty of space for the kids to burn energy at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.




Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in complete serenity when you explore the many camping spots in the Mackay Region.

Cape Hillsborough and Hibiscus Coast: Looking for beachfront camping with nothing but ocean, sand and fishing? There are plenty of camping grounds dotted along the Hibiscus Coast including Smalleys Beach, Ball Bay, Haliday Bay, Seaforth and St Helens Beach. Eungella National Park: Find your family camping haven amid the misty mountains at popular camping spots like Broken River bush camp, Fern Flat or The Diggings camp areas. Go further inland and off the grid at the spacious Eungella Dam, which is perfect for fishing, boating and watersports. Cape Palmerston: Switch off and enjoy all nature has to offer with three basic camping sites, only accessible by four-wheel-drive. Choose from Cape Creek, Windmill Bay or Cape Palmerston camping areas, with picnic tables and pit toilets available. A nearby caravan park provides powered sites, camping areas and bungalows, along with all other necessities, if required. 16

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St Lawrence: Just 6km east of the Bruce Highway is an incredible natural wetland full of abundant bird life. The spacious Recreation Grounds are a popular vantage point to stay overnight (or longer) and visit the wetlands any time of the year. It features showers, toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and a dump point. Take a drive into the township for a view of the historical church, cemetery, railway building and council office building. Lake Elphinstone: This free camping area just outside Nebo sits alongside a natural lake and is popular for fishing, kayaking and watersports. Public facilities include toilets, showers, boat ramp and picnic tables. For a more comprehensive list of all the great places to camp in The Mackay and Isaac Regions, check out mackayregion.com

Did you know that you need a permit to camp? Book and pay for a camping permit ahead of time. This can be done online: qpws.usedirect.com/qpws via phone: 13 74 68 or by visiting an Information Centre.

Main image Camping under the stars in the Mackay Region. Above The kids will love the many areas available for camping right across the Mackay Region. Left Inland Isaac serves up interesting camping spots, like Mount Britton, near Nebo.



LOCAL FLAVOURS The Mackay Region boasts award-winning, succulent and fresh produce, from bush dining in the country, to fresh seafood beside the sea and trendy cafés inner city.

MEET LOCAL FARMERS Buy fresh and seasonal produce from local farmers every Wednesday at the Bluewater Quay in the city centre. River Street, Mackay

SWEET BERRIES Pick your own strawberries from June to September, and blueberries from October to January at Ballantynes Strawberry Farm at Mt Charlton, north of Mackay. Enjoy a treat from the farm café while you’re there. Lot 3, Brodies Road, Mount Charlton 18

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SWEET SUGAR The Sarina Sugar Shed is Australia’s only miniature sugar mill and distillery, making award-winning rum, liqueurs and a range of sauces, chutneys and sweet treats. Enjoy an educational and engaging tour for young and old while you’re there. Field of Dreams Parklands, Railway Square, Sarina


FOODIE FESTIVALS The annual Wine and Food Festival is a celebration of the region’s finest culture and talent. The community bars, restaurants, cafés and festival food trucks showcase a handpicked collection of sought-after wines, beers and foodie delights. Global Grooves is Mackay’s largest multicultural event showcasing food, music, dancing and costumes from cultures right across the world. It features local and international performers, as well as a large variety of food vendors.

Experience fine dining at The Flackyard Restaurant, located in the Pioneer Valley. Indulge in local produce, unique beverages and native Australian foods sourced from locals, communities and Aboriginal businesses. 4343 Mackay Eungella Road, Pinnacle

BREW Learn the brewing process and choose from over 200 brews, including the famous Mackay Lager, at Goanna Brewing, a micro-brewery in Paget. Transport Avenue, Paget

Main image Enjoy fresh local produce straight from the farmers each week. Inset Grab a Plattered Up box, for tasty food that looks great! Right A delicious Flackyard Restaurant dish, as part of their degustation menu.



ART, HISTORY & CULTURE Celebrate the rich and colourful history and heritage of Australia’s oldest gold mining towns in The Isaac Region or embrace Mackay’s vibrant art and culture scene.

ART Artspace: Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery featuring local, national and international art exhibitions. The gallery also offers public programs for young and old including art classes, workshops, lectures, guided tours and more. Gordon Street, Mackay Fifth Lane street art: Marvel at the creativity of local and visiting artists who helped activate the 5th lane in Mackay’s inner city. 20

Download the Zappar app and experience the artwork interactively. Between Gregory and Wood Streets, Mackay

Sunday, on the hour from 11am. Open autumn to spring, closed for summer. 460 Eungella Dam Road, Broken River

Cedar Gallery: A architecturally striking commercial art and timber gallery located within the beautiful surrounds of Broken River. Entry requires a tour booking, where you can view the collection of local artworks and enjoy a seasonal tasting plate and beverage. Tours run Friday through to

Clermont Railway Station: Take a step back in time and enjoy the magnificent murals painted on the railway carriages of the old railway station in Clermont, constructed in 1884. Keep an eye out for the green frog hidden on each of the four murals. Herschel Street, Clermont

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The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is a state-of-the-art facility for entertainment and functions. Check out themecc.com.au for the jam-packed schedule of events. 258 Alfred St, Mackay

Clermont Historical Centre: Learn about the town’s rich history involving gold rushes, copper mines, shearers, stockmen and squatters. Gregory Highway, Clermont Mackay City & Heritage Walk: Enjoy a selfguided tour of Mackay’s city centre and Waterfront Heritage Discovery Trail using your phone or tablet via mackay.qld.gov.au/heritage Melba House: Home of the famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, the 1882 home is now a historical museum and Visitor Information Centre. Mackay Eungella Road, Marian Greenmount Homestead: A heritage-listed homestead featuring more than 20,000 items dating back to the early 1900s. 139 Greenmount Road, Greenmount

Main image Fifth Lane Art is a vibrant laneway featuring murals from local and travelling artists. Top right Visit mining relics in some of Australia’s oldest gold mining towns. Right Greenmount Homestead features items dating back to the early 1900s.



CAPE HILLSBOROUGH & HIBISCUS COAST Whether it’s enjoying the sunrise with iconic wildlife, beach combing on quiet coastlines, or reeling in a big catch, Cape Hillsborough and the Hibiscus Coast is a dream location for many travellers.

BUSHWALKING TRAILS Witness a host of unique Australian wildlife, including 140 species of birds, reptiles, turtles, possums, wallabies and a variety of butterflies, when you take on some of the incredible bushwalks at Cape Hillsborough National Park. The Diversity Boardwalk (EASY) 1.2 kilometre return. Featuring melaleuca woodland, mangrove and open eucalyptus forest and vine thicket, the first 300 metres of the track is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Yuibera Plant Trail (EASY) 1.2 kilometre return. Walk or drive along the gravel road to Hidden Valley to learn more about the Yuibera people’s traditional use of plants in the area. 22

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Beachcomber Cove Track (MODERATE) 2.2 kilometre return. Start from the northern end of Cape Hillsborough picnic area and pass through open eucalyptus forest and remnant rainforest with hoop pines, ferns and vines to Beachcomber Cove, featuring amazing views from the lookout. At low tide, return to Cape Hillsborough picnic area along the beach. Andrews Point Track (MODERATE TO DIFFICULT) 5.2 kilometre return or 2.8 kilometre return via beach. Follow the beach to reach the start of the track. After climbing numerous steps, you will be rewarded with spectacular views from several lookouts. At low tide, walk to Wedge Island or return to the picnic area along the beach.


TOP EXPERIENCES AT CAPE HILLSBOROUGH & HIBISCUS COAST Wake up early and enjoy a spectacular beach sunrise as wallabies and kangaroos feed on the shoreline at Casuarina Beach, Cape Hillsborough National Park.

The Yuibera people lived in the Cape Hillsborough area for thousands of years and signs of their special connection to the area are still present. Mount Mandurana, commonly referred to as ‘The Leap’, was the scene of a dramatic conflict between European settlers and Indigenous peoples. Visit the large sculpture on the Bruce Highway to learn more.

Bushwalking amongst nature (see bushwalking trails on opposite page). Time your visit with the tides to experience the Wedge Island rockpools. Target a wide variety of fish species in the net free fishing zones in this area. Enjoy quiet coastlines at Hibiscus Coast beach hubs including Seaforth, Ball Bay, Haliday Bay and Smalleys Beach.

Main image Sunrise with the wallabies and kangaroos. Below Choose from a range of bushwalks with magnificent views.



CAPE HILLSBOROUGH ITINERARY Stay at Cape Hillsborough National Park or nearby beach hubs like Smalleys Beach, Ball Bay, Haliday Bay or Seaforth for the perfect vantage point to watch wallabies and kangaroos on the beach at sunrise.

GETTING THERE Cape Hillsborough National Park is 50km north of Mackay. Travel north on the Bruce Highway for 20km. Turn right onto Seaforth Road and travel a further 20km. Turn right onto Cape Hillsborough Road. The public carpark and main entrance to Cape Hillsborough National Park is 10km along that road. Tip: Don’t forget to stop in at the Old Station Teahouse on the way. They serve delicious food, tea, coffee and high tea in lush rainforest settings.


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SUNRISE WITH WILDLIFE Experience the quintessential Australian travel photo with sunrise on the beach with the wallabies and kangaroos who feed on the shoreline. Stand back and let the wildlife do their thing. Feeding the animals is strictly prohibited.

BUSHWALKING After sunrise, take on some beautiful bushwalks at Cape Hillsborough National Park, ranging from easy to moderate (page 22). You can cool down at the rock pools on Wedge Island if you time your visit right.

FISHING & BOATING It’s time to catch lunch or dinner! With the area surrounding Cape Hillsborough and Hibiscus Coast being a commercial net free zone, it makes for great fishing either from the beach or boat. You’re sure to hook a large variety of species including whiting, bream or flathead from the beach or estuaries, and finger mark, grunter, salmon, mackerel and other reef fish from the boat. Seaforth has an all-tide boat ramp with floating pontoon, large parking area, floodlights, security cameras, toilets and boat wash-down facilities.

STAY With a full day of activities under your belt, relax and unwind with accommodation options to suit most travellers. Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park offers huts, cabins, caravan and camping sites, complete with a huge range of facilities, within the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of the national park. Meanwhile the beaches along the Hibiscus Coast offer holiday units, camping sites and resort-style options for your ultimate nature getaway.

Main image The surrounding beach hubs along the Hibiscus Coast offer uncrowded coastline. Above Indulge in delicious food at the Old Station Teahouse on the way to Cape Hillsborough National Park. Right Wedge Island, Cape Hillsborough.




Lush, green rolling hills, charming rustic towns and Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest makes Eungella and the Pioneer Valley region a must-see destination.

THE PIONEER VALLEY Walkerston: Discover the heritage-listed Greenmount Homestead, with its stunning gardens and grounds. It features over 20,000 historical items depicting the life of early settlers in the Mackay and Pioneer Valley regions. Marian: Marian was once home to the worldfamous, early 20th century opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Find out more about her life at the Melba House Visitor Information Centre on arrival to Marian. Mirani: A Recreational Vehicle (RV) friendly accredited town, Mirani offers low-cost accommodation, a friendly pub and Platypus Beach.


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Pinnacle: Try a renowned Pinnacle Pie or a hearty crumbed steak from the popular pub at Pinnacle. Teemburra Dam is also nearby and is stocked with sooty grunter and barramundi. Finch Hatton Gorge: Enjoy the charm of the Finch Hatton township before immersing yourself in nature at Finch Hatton Gorge, part of Eungella National Park. Bushwalk through rainforest, zipline through the trees or experience a once-ina-lifetime scuba diving experience. At Finch Hatton Gorge you will find beautiful waterfalls, surrounded by sheer cliffs and cascades. Cool down with a swim at one (or both) of the popular swimming holes, Araluen Cascades and the Wheel of Fire.

Eungella (pronounced Yung-gella) means ‘land of the cloud’, named by its Indigenous inhabitants.

EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK Eungella National Park is perfect for nature lovers with 860 plant species, 230 bird species and plenty of walking tracks (see page 9). The area is known as Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, set within the Clarke Range, covering 517km2 of area. Whether it’s bushwalking, enjoying food within delightful rainforest settings or simply switching off at a local campsite, Eungella offers something for everyone.

Main image Rolling green hills and views across the Pioneer Valley. Top right Visit the tree arch when you embark on a bushwalk along the edge of the Eungella range. Right Who can spot a platypus? Special viewing decks make this an exciting experience.



EUNGELLA & PIONEER VALLEY ITINERARY If rainforest bushwalks, waterfalls, platypus in the wild and enjoying delicious food piques your interest, it’s time to discover Eungella and the Pioneer Valley on your next adventure to the Mackay Region.



The total travel time between Mackay and Eungella National Park is approximately one hour and 20 minutes but there are many stops along the way that are worth a visit.

Travel through the quaint country towns of Mirani, Gargett, Pinnacle and Finch Hatton before heading to one of the region’s most spectacular natural attractions, Finch Hatton Gorge. It’s about a 12km drive from the Finch Hatton Showgrounds to the gorge entry along Owens Creek Loop Road.

The quiet town of Marian certainly packs a punch with plenty to see and do. Check out the Melba House Visitor Information Centre, with interesting history and a fun playground nearby. There’s plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat.


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Once there, embark on a short bushwalk to Araluen Cascades (2.8km return) or go a little further to Wheel of Fire (4.2km return). Both feature scenic waterfalls and rockpools surrounded by volcanic boulder formations. If you’ve timed your visit well, head to Forest Flying for a ziplining experience through the rainforest. Book ahead to avoid disappointment, with two sessions per day available.

NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURES Enjoy epic views as you travel up the winding Eungella Range and take in the clear mountain air from the 1930s Chalet, which offers meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hang gliding for the experienced flyer. Further along, the Sky Window Circuit is a short walk (wheelchair and pramfriendly) boasting views of the entire Pioneer Valley region below. Continue on to Broken River where you can visit the Visitor Information Centre or go platypus spotting from the special viewing platforms.

Main image Explore the quiet roads and quaint townships of the Pioneer Valley. Top right Delicious food for young and old at the Platypus Lodge Restaurant, Broken River, Eungella National Park. Above Araluen Cascades is a picturesque water hole at Finch Hatton Gorge.

Stay overnight in the rainforest and experience the spotlighting tours to see nocturnal animals, with platypus spotting a good option on dawn or dusk. Enjoy a blend of Austrian and Australian cuisine for breakfast or lunch at a café overlooking platypus waters near the Visitor Centre. mackayregion.com


MACKAY ISLANDS There’s a host of islands and reefs waiting to be discovered just off the coast of Mackay, each offering the opportunity to experience true tropical island lifestyle without the crowds.

CHARTERS Whether it’s a fishing, snorkelling or diving experience you’re looking for, Mackay has a range of charter boats that can take you on an ocean adventure, each offering different packages to suit your requirements. See our Membership Directory (page 60 62) for more details. 30

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KESWICK ISLAND Keswick Island is a natural wonderland comprising national parks and tropical rainforests, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life. Located just an hour from Mackay, Keswick is made up of 80 per cent national park and white sand beaches. Stay: The Keswick Island Beach House is open for rentals accommodating up to six people in three bedrooms and offering guests views of Basil Bay Beach. The Beach House is the perfect island haven, and rental includes use of standup paddle board, kayak and club car.

The region’s newest adventure attraction, Wildcat Mackay, offers a ‘Pure Escape’ experience to unique, pristine islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Snorkel, swim, relax and enjoy onboard a custom-designed 17-metre catamaran to destinations like Cockermouth, Brampton, Keswick, St Bees and Scawfell islands. Wildcat offers all-inclusive day tour packages. To find out more visit wildcatmackay.com.au

Adventure: Enjoy a leisurely kayak at Basil Bay, bushwalk to a number of viewpoints across the island, beach comb, dive or get to know the Keswick Island bees. The island’s operations team are now offering 4WD tours around the island, a great way to see all the sites and get insider knowledge. Getting there y Keswick Explorer, a scheduled service running every Monday and Friday y Helicopter transfers from Mackay starting from $250 per person (each way). y Moorings are available, and the island can provide tenders if required.

Main image Basil Bay at Keswick Island. Left Keswick Island from the sky. Right Cockermouth Island is the destination for Mackay’s newest adventure attraction, Wildcat Mackay.




With the sparkling blue water of the Pioneer River as its backdrop, the Mackay City offers spectacular scenery, superb shopping and culinary delights. Nearby, the Mackay Marina is renowned for fantastic fishing and a great place to enjoy a drink and meal.

MACKAY CITY Visitor Info Kiosk: The award-winning Mackay Visitor Information Kiosk is ideally situated on entrance to Mackay’s biggest recreation facility, the Bluewater Lagoon. Operated by knowledgeable volunteers who can provide travel-related advice, the Kiosk has unique memorabilia for sale, as well as a large TV with travel-related information 24/7. City Shopping: Soak up the tropical streetscapes and enjoy endless shopping in the Mackay city centre including boutique clothing, homewares, toy stores, hair and beauty, health and fitness and much more. Nearby Caneland Central has over 100 speciality and service stores, making it Mackay’s largest shopping centre. 32

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Explore: From art-deco inspired buildings to public art displays and funky laneway murals, the Mackay city centre has many nooks and crannies to explore on foot. You can even take a selfguided Mackay City & Heritage Walk (page 21). Travel the Bluewater Trail to explore the city and all its attractions. This shared pathway winds its way along the banks of the beautiful blue Pioneer River, linking many of Mackay’s valuable facilities and natural assets. Wine and Dine: The Mackay city centre offers an abundance of food and drink options, including fine dining, family-friendly, wine bars, al-fresco, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

THE MACKAY MARINA Overlooking incredible turquoise water, the Mackay Marina has twice been named Marina of the Year and is Queensland’s only marina to qualify for Fish-Friendly Status. The precinct features accommodation, food and drink, shops and services and has over 400 berths for all types of vessels. Enjoy fresh seafood with a cold drink, go fishing off the 500-metre long breakwater or head east and hit the fully-patrolled Harbour Beach with its playground and Surf Club facilities.

Main image Enjoy dining, shopping and heritage in the Mackay City. Above Drive along the breakwater at the Mackay Marina for spectacular views and awesome fishing. Right The Lighthouse at the Mackay Marina.




If palm-fringed beaches, friendly accommodation and a relaxed tropical lifestyle sounds like your type of stay, Mackay’s Northern Beaches offers all that and more!



Take in the spectacular views over the Coral Sea (and look out for whales!) from the purpose-built Whale Watching Platform at Lamberts Beach Lookout. From here you will see the nearby Slade Point Water Tower, which features a beautiful mural of the humpback whale, as well as the red-tailed black cockatoos.

Enjoy a drive or walk along the picturesque esplanade, with facilities like picnic tables, amenities and playgrounds and nearby café. The beach offers great fishing where you can either throw a line in straight from the beach or access the nearby boat ramp to launch your boat.

BLACKS BEACH With six kilometres of pure golden sand to explore, Blacks Beach is Mackay’s longest stretch of beach. There’s beachside accommodation available nearby, a playground for the kids and facilities for a picnic or barbecue. 34

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SHOAL POINT This picture-perfect beach has sand that stretches for hundreds of metres at low tide and provides access to Green Island. Drive up O’Brien Esplanade for epic views over the Coral Sea, or spend time at the park with children’s playground, barbecue, toilets and showers.

Sunset Bay at Eimeo Beach is aptly named… it’s one of the best spots in the region to capture sunset through the palm trees.

DOLPHIN HEADS This pretty headland offers a family-friendly resort providing accommodation, recreational activities and cocktails by the pool with live music. A popular spot for photographers.

EIMEO BEACH Featuring a shady esplanade with children’s playground, barbecue facilities and a lifeguard-patrolled beach during summer, Eimeo Beach is a favourite for families. Travel through the canopy of heritage-listed mango trees to the historic pub on the hill or enjoy live music, food and drinks under the stars at the lifesaving club nearby.

Main image Shoal Point is a quiet spot to kayak, walk or enjoy a picnic. Inset Eimeo’s Mango Avenue is heritage listed. Above The Slade Point Water Tower.




Award-winning attractions and quiet coastlines make Sarina and surrounding areas a unique getaway for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.




The Field of Dreams is a historical and educational hub, just off the Bruce Highway, and gives visitors the perfect vantage point to plan a holiday and soak up the local attractions of the region. It comprises the Sarina Sugar Shed, The Mackay Visitor Information Centre, Sarina Museum and the Sarina Arts & Craft Centre.

An award-winning, state-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre which is based in the original 1950s railway station. Equipped with the latest technology and interactive displays, visitors can receive advice on travel, tours and accommodation to plan the perfect holiday in the Mackay Region.

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THE SARINA SUGAR SHED This multi-award-winning attraction is Australia’s only miniature sugar mill and distillery. Tours provide an educational and interactive way to learn about the region’s sugar cane industry, its pioneers and the process of extracting sugar from cane. See and taste a range of sweet delights unique to the Sugar Shed like fairy floss, rum, speciality liqueurs, chutneys, sauces, fudge and more.

SARINA BEACH HUBS The coastline south of Mackay is the perfect escape for a daytrip or overnight stay. Try fishing from the beach, a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the serenity at one of the many beach hubs surrounding Sarina, including: y y y y y

Curious about coal? The Port of Hay Point, halfway between Sarina and Mackay, features a public lookout over one of the largest coal exporting ports in the world, with two separate coal terminals; the Hay Point Coal Terminal and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.

Armstrong Beach Sarina Beach Campwin Beach Grasstree Beach Salonika Beach

Main image The Sarina Field of Dreams is a historical and educational hub, on the Bruce Highway. Inset Pristine coastline makes Sarina and surrounding regions a must-see destination.




Situated approximately 80 kilometres south of Mackay, Cape Palmerston offers such diverse ecology, from a seemingly untouched pristine coastline to mangroves, sand dunes and rainforest.

CAPE PALMERSTON NATIONAL PARK Cape Palmerston National Park covers 7,200 hectares and boasts sandy dunes, unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands, making it the ideal location for nature enthusiasts. Access to the national park and beach is via 4WD only, giving travellers the opportunity to make their trip as adventurous or relaxing as they like! Check tide times before going as it’s not passable in high tide. Fishing and crabbing: Bream, flathead and cod are popular chases in this area, with anglers also reporting catching mangrove jack and queenfish. Fishing off the rocks or off the coast in a boat will increase your chances of reeling in reef fish or mackerel. 38

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Wildlife: Whether it’s birdwatching, fishing, crabbing or simply exploring the surrounds, Cape Palmerston is certainly a treasure-trove of wildlife experiences! It’s not unusual to see kangaroos and wallabies graze in the open grasslands and many bird species inhabit the coastal woodlands. Sunrise or sunset: An early morning means the opportunity to watch the sun rise over the ocean, or kick back with a cold drink after a day of fishing and watch the sun set over Mt Funnel. How to get there: Turn off the Bruce Highway at Ilbilbie and drive east towards Greenhill. Before Greenhill, turn left onto Cape Palmerston Road.

STAY Self-sufficient campers can set up at Windmill Bay, Cape Creek or sleep under the stars right on the beach. Pit toilets and picnic tables are available. Camping fees apply. 4WD vehicles only. Those without 4WD transport can stay at Cape Palmerston Caravan Park, set on 63 acres of land and adjacent to the beach. The park accommodates all RVs, motorhomes, caravans and campers with powered and unpowered sites, as well as glamping.

The distinctive 344-metre Mt Funnel features a steep rocky outcrop at the top, which resembles a ‘plug’, and is an impressive sight from all angles.

Main image A true 4WD adventure awaits at Cape Palmerston National Park. Top right Wildlife in the foreground, Mt Funnel in the background. Right Escape the noise and unwind in quiet surroundings at Cape Palmerston.




The Isaac Coast is home to rustic beachside communities nestled along a natural stretch of shoreline and features abundant wildlife.



These idyllic locations have wonderful views of the ocean and surrounding districts. There’s onshore, estuary and offshore fishing near local reefs and islands and plenty of bushland for keen walkers to take advantage of magnificent views.

A blend of beachfront bliss mixed with country character, Carmila is an unspoilt paradise and the beach offers a nearby convenient three-day rest and camping area. Facilities include toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and boat ramps. Hike or take a 4WD excursion to Flaggy Rock Bluff for breathtaking 360-degree ocean and rural views.

Visit Yarrawonga and Notch Point Reserves to go camping, fishing and crabbing, or visit between October to January to see the nesting turtles. Access to Cape Palmerston National Park is via Greenhill Road for 4WDs only. 40

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CLAIRVIEW A palm tree lined stretch of golden sand makes Clairview the perfect spot to pull up for a few days, weeks or even months! Famous for its crabbing and fishing, Clairview is also home to a protected sanctuary for dugongs, an endangered marine mammal. You may be lucky enough to see one from the beach. The boat ramp provides easy access for a day on the water or relax at one of the beachside picnic spots and view turtles swimming in the area.

The St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend won gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards for Festivals and Events in 2021. The weekend features workshops, tours, cooking demonstrations and more!

ST LAWRENCE The small town of St Lawrence has big attractions for the nature and history lover. The St Lawrence Wetlands boast an abundant bird life, with 92 bird species recorded including nationally threatened waterbirds. Take a stroll through town and view the heritagelisted Anglican Church built in 1898 and cemetery dating back to the mid-1800s. Enjoy camping at the St Lawrence Recreation Grounds next to the wetlands or drive up the Connors Range to Schneider’s Inn Lookout for panoramic views of the wetlands, coastline and islands.

Main image Clairview boasts palm tree lined beaches. Inset St Lawrence Wetlands is a bird-watchers dream location.




The Isaac Region is made up of new and old mining towns. Spend a few days exploring the entire region to discover a world of history, charm and prosperity.



The cattle-grazing town of Nebo features the heritage-listed Nebo Pub built in 1862 overlooking the Nebo River and the historic Nebo Museum.

Visit the abandoned mining town of Mount Britton (approximately 35 minutes north-east of Nebo), founded in 1880. The old grid of streets that remain are dotted with interpretive signage that retains a sense of what once existed.

The annual Nebo Rodeo attracts competitors and viewers from across the country. It’s been touted as one of the best rodeo events in Australia!


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Lake Elphinstone is a great spot for fishing and water sports fanatics. Visitors can camp free of charge for limited length stays with toilets and shower facilities.

PEAK RANGE NATIONAL PARK Travel along the Peak Downs Highway for panoramic views of the Peak Ranges, part of the Cosgrove Hotspot, between Moranbah, Clermont and Dysart. Peak Range National Park consists of Wolfang Peak, Lord’s Table Mountain and Gemini Mountains. You can enjoy bushwalking and photography, with spectacular geological features, views and historical interest.

MORANBAH Featuring new and modern facilities, Moranbah was created specifically for miners and their families. Visit the popular town square where you can have a moment of quiet reflection at the stunning Miners’ Memorial, see an exhibition at The Coalface Art Gallery and enjoy the boutique shops and cafés. Step into the Big Red Rhino Bucket at the town’s entrance to experience the scale of a dragline from the 1970s.

Main image Dysart is just one of the many townships that make up the Isaac inland region. Above Nebo Rodeo is one of the region’s most iconic events.



CLERMONT Locals talk about dinosaur footprints preserved in rock formations in creek beds between Dysart and Middlemount.

Established in 1862, the town of Clermont is one of the most historic towns in Northern Australia. The interactive Clermont Historical Centre contains information and artefacts related to the area’s rich and diverse history. Visit Hoods Lagoon or strike gold in Queensland’s most accessible goldfields surrounding Clermont.

DYSART There are many spectacular sights to see in Dysart. Enjoy the beauty of Lord’s Table Mountain or drive through one of the largest mines in the region, Peak Downs Mine. At the northern entry point of Dysart is a Belly Dump Truck and a Coal Wagon.

Main image Theresa Creek Dam.


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Theresa Creek Dam is a large outback oasis ideal for swimming, camping, fishing and water skiing.

MIDDLEMOUNT Add the Middlemount Races to your bucket list! Renowned for the unique Dachshund charity race, this is one of the most anticipated racing fixtures in the region. Visit Blue Mountain Park, the best vantage point to view an open cut mine and a perfect spot for birdwatchers and photographers.


Mackay offers many magnificent spots to capture sunrise, sunset and other spectacular scenery and events. Local photographer Liz Andrews explains why she loves to call Mackay home.

Photo credit - Liz Andrews Photography

How long have you lived in Mackay? I have lived in Mackay for 14 years. I was a fulltime mum then, so a career change for my partner was an opportunity for us to experience sunnier Queensland. Where are your favourite places to photograph in the Mackay Region? Depending on what you want to achieve with your photography, you can find beauty everywhere if you look and take the time. There are the ‘touristy’ spots such as Lamberts Beach lookout, Mackay Regional

Botanic Gardens, Mackay Harbour breakwater, Queens Park, Eungella etc. If you are into street photography, you should check out the city centre’s laneway murals, or take a walk from the Bluewater Lagoon to the east end of River Street, and capture the architecture of our heritage buildings in the city. If you are interested in landscape or wildlife photography, you will love the sunrise/sunset with wallabies at Cape Hillsborough, the waterfall at Finch Hatton, or the serenity of Eungella Dam.

If you love sports photography, you can always ask our friendly locals for photos of them in action at the Sugar Bowl Skate Park, or at Wake House Australia, and don’t miss the only motorcycle beach race in Australia held every year at Grasstree Beach. What are your top tips for people visiting the region? Keep your camera close by at all times so you don’t miss that beautiful sunset or the cute wallabies when you’re out and about enjoying our sunny region.





• 2022 Australia Day Basketball Carnival

• Australian Off Road Championship (AORC)

• Bliss n Esso: Harrup Park • AFLW MATCH – Gold Coast Suns Vs GWS Giants – Round 1

• ProMX Championship Round 2 • Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference • Great Barrier Reef Arena Bash For Cash • Rotary Combined District Conference

FEBRUARY • Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trail Community update session • Mackay Sports Expo

• Wintermoon Festival • Mackay Cutters Home Game • Sarina Rodeo • 2022 Australian Junior Basketball Championships



• Mackay Airport Twilight City Run

• NRL Roosters Vs Titans Telstra Premiership

• RIN International Women’s Day Business Lunch • 2022 Variety Queensland: Jet Trek

• The Clermont Show: The Isaac Region’s Show • Zach Mach Adventure Challenge

• RIN 2022 Safety Conference

• RIN Awards 2022 Gala Dinner

• 2022 Freshwater Fishing & Stocking Association of QLD Workshop

• The INDT 2022 World Sooty Championship

• Bowen Basin Symposium

• Mackay Cutters Home Game

• Mackay Track & Field Carnival

• Mackay Italian Street Party


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Things change fast these days! Always double check mackayregion.com for all the details and to find more great events in our region!

AUGUST • Variety Bash NSW: Mackay Finish Line • QCCS presents NQ’s Rock’n Country Music Festival 2022 • Beer and BBQ – Harrup Park • Sarina Show

JUNE • MackPop Con • Mackay Show • BMA Mackay Marina Run • Beach Horse Races • Festival of STEM Pedal Prix • Pioneer Valley Show • MECC F1 in Schools Regional Finals, Junior Robocup Plus Tournament of Drone • St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend • Rocky Trail Academy & FOX Superflow • Queensland Independent Secondary School Netball and Rugby League (formerly known as Confraternity Shield)

SEPTEMBER • Light up the Lake WSPD • Rock Paper Scissors Art & Design Market • Rumble on the Reef • Rumble on the Reef – Wakeboarding • 2022 Hydrofoil Pro Tour • National Street Skateboarding Championships • Moneybowl 2022

OCTOBER • 2022 Rhythm and the Reef • 2022 Rhythm and the Reef Recovery Party

JULY • 2022 Platypus Paddle • 2022 Developing Northern Australia Conference • The Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling • Mackay Charity ‘Kilt’ Run • Motorcycle Beach Races at Grasstree Beach

• Eungella Ancient Arts & Crafts Fayre • Run for MI Life • INVEST IN YOU – Professional Development Conference • Global Grooves • Women’s Big Bash League • PBR

• Wine and Food Day • Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo • Mackay Cup • Mackay Mountain Marathon • Mountain Bike Australia XCO National Cup Round • Festival of Arts • Orchids in Paradise Conference

NOVEMBER • Moranbah Miners’ Memorial Race Day

DECEMBER • New Year’s Eve Party

• Mackay Cutters Home Game Main image Rhythm and the Reef.





Located in Clairview, Qld – just off the Bruce Highway. Family owned/operated caravan park with absolute beach frontage. If you enjoy relaxing walks along the beach, amazing fishing or simply want to stop and enjoy the view, BarraCrab is the place to visit.

24 hour reception BBQ facilities Camp Ground Child Friendly

1 Colonial Drive, Clairview P 07 4956 0190 E bookings@barracrabcp.com.au www.barracrabcp.com.au


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 Experience unique wildlife and unspoilt nature just minutes from your doorstep  Clean,comfortable lodge-style accommodation set in Eungella National Park with licensed restaurant, Possums Table

Exercise Equipment Free WiFi Full Day Games Room Half Day Internet Facilities Kids Club


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 Wide range of accommodation from van and tent sites to fully self-contained villas with airconditioning and ensuite  Ideally located, just 2km from Mackay City heart  24 metre salt water pool surrounded by coconut palms  Dump point on site 15 Malcomson Street, North Mackay P 07 4957 6141 E centraltouristpark@bigpond.com www.centraltouristpark.com.au


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Discover a tropical oasis just 2km from Mackay CBD. Kids can spend their days in the splash park or having a hit of mini-golf while you lounge by the pool. 1

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COMFORT RESORT BLUE PACIFIC Imagine spectacular beachfront views and the soft sands of Blacks Beach being just metres’ walk from your spacious accommodation in Mackay’s Northern Beaches. Set in 3 acres of lush tropical gardens – tropical beach houses, self-contained studios and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Ask for your MT rate. 2

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Classic pub meals cooked fresh for you to enjoy with the most spectacular ocean view. We cater for small and large functions. Open 7 days:  Mon – Thurs: Lunch 11am to 2pm; Dinner 5pm to 8pm  Fri – Sun: Open all day from 11am to 8pm 1 Mango Avenue, Eimeo P 07 4954 6106 E events@eimeohotel.com.au www.eimeohotel.com.au



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 Historical 1933 guest house with magnificent views overlooking the Pioneer Valley  Restaurant and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with all-weather outdoor dining deck  Free Wi-Fi  Follow us on FB: The Eungella Chalet 2 Chelmer Street, Eungella P 07 4958 4509 E info@eungellachalet.com.au www.eungellachalet.com.au


Located just under two hours’ drive north of the Mackay CBD is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Hamilton Island has a range of accommodation options from hotel-style rooms, intimate bungalows, holiday homes and luxury villas, plus two exclusive adults only resorts; Beach Club and qualia. Dine and delight in one of the 20 restaurants and bars or choose from over 65 different activities for all ages on and around Hamilton Island, including daily trips to Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island P 1300 780 797 E vacations@hamiltonisland.com.au www.hamiltonisland.com.au


ibis Mackay, a three time winner of Mackay Tourism’s best Standard Accommodation features ibis sweet beds in every room, complimentary fitness facilities and WiFi. TurBARlence Tavern located on the ground floor offers a comfortable dining experience with great daily specials. Mackay Airport, Christensen Circuit, South Mackay P 07 4898 0000 E h9266-re@accor.com www.ibismackay.com.au

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Super specials on stylish 2 & 3 bedroom fully furnished self-contained apartments. Superior location alongside the Bluewater Lagoon, Canelands Shopping Centre and Pioneer River. Feel truly at home with Lanai’s quality facilities and services. Visit our website for more information and great deals.

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Fresh Local Seafood from the pristine waters of Mackay & Surrounds including Barramundi, Mudcrabs, Banana, King, Tiger Prawns, Bugs, Coral Trout & Red Throat Emperor. Open 7 Days: MonFri 8.30am to 5.30pm; Sat-Sun 8.30am to 5pm; Sun Open Market (next door) 8.30am to 1.30pm. 2 River Street, Mackay (Boat Ramp end of River Street) P 07 4953 2498 E seafoodinfo@mackayreeffish.com www.mackayfishmarket.com.au


 Mackay’s largest gaming room, 210 pokies open until 4am  Centro Restaurant  Hub Cafe Bar  Magpies Sportsbar: TAB, Keno, bigscreen TVs  The Deck outdoor dining  The Nest Kids Room  Courtesy Bus

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Located in the heart of Mackay and just a short stroll away from City Centre restaurants, an award-winning regional art gallery, hotels, a library, shopping precincts and our magnificent blue water Pioneer River. The Centre is easily accessible via foot, car, bike or bus and approximately 10 minutes via taxi from the Mackay airport. Make an event part of your memories in Mackay. Find out what’s on at themecc.com.au 258 Alfred Street, Mackay P 07 4961 9777 E mecc@mackay.qld.gov.au www.themecc.com.au



Be welcomed on your arrival to the Midcity Motor Inn by our friendly staff.  Complimentary Continental Breakfast included  Assorted styles of rooms available for any traveller  Restaurants & Cafes a short stroll from the Motel

Visit our award-winning 4-star resort, located in the heart of the beautiful Whitsunday region. Known for Comfort, Cleanliness & Friendliness. 1

2c East Gordon Street, Mackay P 07 5689 0388 E reservations@mackayoceansidecentral.com.au www.cag100.com.au


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‘Turning Business into Leisure’  Fully refurbished  40 quality 4 Star Suites  Central location  Resort style swimming pool  Blue Gecko Bar & Restaurant with poolside, alfresco dining  Competitive Rates

Spend some time – not a fortune  29 Quality Queen & Family Units  16 Channel Foxtel  Licensed Restaurant with Room Service  Fully Air conditioned  Free WiFi


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Field of Dreams Parklands, Bruce Highway, Sarina, QLD. *Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.




Ideally positioned on beautiful Illawong Beach, Mackay, unwind with a king bed and balcony with Ocean Views, beach walks, pool and spa. Indulge with room service or enjoy a delicious meal and great service dining in Galleons, one of Mackay’s most popular Restaurants.


Located at beautiful Sarina Beach with 23 fully self-contained beachfront units. Relax and just do nothing but take in the breathtaking views. Patrolled beach, shaded pool, undercover parking, BBQ area, guest laundry, large vehicle parking, free WiFi, and close to boat ramp with great fishing.


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Sixty kilometres west of Mackay in north Queensland’s Pioneer Valley sits the Pinnacle Hotel.  Serving our world famous pies  All day menu  Cold beer on tap  Live music every Sunday  Free Function Room available  Caravans welcome 604 Mackay Eungella Road, Pinnacle P 07 4958 5207 E pinnaclepub@outlook.com www.facebook.com/pinnaclepub


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1 Owen Jenkins Drive, Sarina Beach P 07 4956 6130 E sandpipermotel@outlook.com www.sandpipermotel.net


30km south of Mackay beachfront facing onto Salonika Beach, with (19) two storey self-contained two (2) bedroom townhouse apartments, fully equipped kitchen, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher. 2

149 Rasmussen Av, Salonika Beach, Hay Point P 07 4956 3322 E booking@seaeaglesresort.com.au www.seaeaglesresort.com.au


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Whether you need a relaxing place to sleep, a delicious meal to eat or a fabulous space to hold your next event we can help here at Windmill Motel and Events Centre. We are Mackay’s best event facility for Weddings and Special Events. 1

5 Highway Plaza, Mackay P 07 4944 3344 E reservations@windmillmotel.com.au www.windmillmotel.com.au


The Victorian style façade sets us apart. A warm welcome by friendly staff awaits. Free under cover parking and easy access for larger vehicles. Complimentary continental breakfast. Variety of room styles to suit any traveller. A great base to explore the region’s natural beauty. 1

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Soak up the sun on the pristine beaches, feel the freedom of sailing through 74 island wonders and the Great Barrier Reef or spot the endearing green sea turtle in the warm, calm waters of the Coral Sea.

The Whitsundays has some of the most incredible bucket list experiences! Sink your toes into the award-winning, pure white sand of Whitehaven Beach with its crystal-clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand that stretches over seven kilometres. Don’t miss the spectacular Hill Inlet lookout at the northern tip of the island. The Whitsundays, the Heart of Sailing, offers some of the world’s best sailing and cruising holidays with the largest fleet of chartered vessels in the Southern Hemisphere!

beautiful, secluded beaches and the freshest produce in Bowen, discover the heritage heart in Proserpine, and enjoy the charming outback town of Collinsville with a huge country welcome! The range of accommodation and foodie experiences is extremely diverse. From local seafood and produce at Airlie Beach’s ‘eat street’ on the Esplanade to five-star dining on island resorts; luxury hotels, caravan parks and backpacker accommodation, as well as seven island resorts open on five islands.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands from above, below and in between with the opportunity to snorkel, dive, sail or fly. Don’t miss Heart Reef, a stunning natural composition of coral in the perfect shape of a heart found nowhere else in the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays boasts several underwater sculptures dotted throughout the marine park and is home to an Australian-first, underwater accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef with floor-to-ceiling views of the marine life below. Base yourself in Airlie Beach and enjoy hiking, paddling, skydiving or relaxing by the Airlie Beach Lagoon or on the beach. Find the most

The Whitsundays is the perfect destination for your next holiday, visit tourismwhitsundays.com.au to be inspired and start planning the ultimate getaway.

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION Alara Motor Inn alaramotorinn.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 2699 Andergrove Van Park andergrovevanpark.com +61 (0) 7 4942 4922 Armstrong Beach Caravan Park fb.com/armstrongbeach +61 (0) 7 4956 2425 Ball Bay Campground mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/ fitness_and_health/camping +61 (0) 7 4959 0695 BarraCrab Caravan Park barracrabcp.com.au +61 (0) 7 4956 0910 BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort adventurewhitsunday.com.au +61 (0) 7 4948 5400 BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park mackayblacksbeach holidaypark.com.au +61 (0) 7 4954 9334 Broken River Mountain Resort brokenrivermr.com.au +61 (0) 7 4958 4000

Cape Palmerston Holiday Park capepalmerston.com +61 (0) 7 4950 3987

Hay Point Country Casa Nostra Motel casanostramotelmackay.com.au Bed and Breakfast haypointcountry +61 (0) 7 4951 1288 bedandbreakfast.com Central Tourist Park +61 (0) 407 756 567 centraltouristpark.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 6141 Comfort Resort Blue Pacific bluepacificresort.com.au +61 (0) 7 4954 9090 Cool Palms coolpalms.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 5477 Coral Cay Resort coralcayresort.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 7677 Coral Sands Motel coralsandsmotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 1244 Crediton Hall Campground fb.com/creditonhallcampgound +61 (0) 428 188 910 Direct Hotels – Pacific Sands directhotels.com.au +61 (0) 7 4843 3333

Dolphin Heads Resort dolphinheadsresort.com.au Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Park +61 (0) 7 4944 4777 EconoLodge Beachside bucasiabeach.com.au econolodgebeachside.com.au +61 (0) 7 4954 6375 +61 (0) 7 4953 0011 Bush Village Holiday Cabins bushvillage.com.au +61 (0) 7 4946 6177 Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park capehillsboroughresort.com.au +61 (0) 7 4959 0152 60

Hamilton Island hamiltonisland.com.au +61 (0)7 4946 8505

Eungella Cabins eungellacabins.com.au +61 (0) 407 527 255

Great Keppel Island Hideaway greatkeppelislandhideaway.com.au +61 (0) 7 4939 2050

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Ibis Mackay ibismackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4898 0000 Keswick Island keswickisland.com.au +61 (2) 9167 1642 Lanai Riverside Apartments lanaiapartments.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 4401 Mackay Mantra mantramackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4955 9400 Mackay Resort Motel mackayresortmotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4944 7944 Magnums Airlie Beach magnums.com.au +61 1800 624 634 Miner’s Lodge Motor Inn minerslodge.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 1944 Mirani Caravan Park & Swimming Pool mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/ fitness_and_health/aquatic_ facilities/mirani_swim_centre +61 (0) 7 49591239 MyCow Accommodation mycowaccommodation.com.au +61 (0) 7 4952 2806

Nebo Hotel nebohotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4950 5102

Shamrock Gardens Motel shamrockmackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4963 2333

Caneland Central canelandcentral.com.au +61 (0) 7 4944 7111

Ocean International Hotel oceaninternational.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 2044

St Helens Beach Camping Area mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/ fitness_and_health/camping +61 1300 622 529

Eungella Chalet eungellachalet.com.au +61 (0) 7 4958 4509

Oh Deere Farm Stay fb.com/Oh-deere-farm-stay +61 (0) 419 873 909 Premier Caravan Park premiercp.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 6976 Quest on Gordon questapartments.com.au +61 (0) 7 4842 1800 Riviera Mackay rivieramackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4914 2460 Rover Motel roverholidayunits.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 3711

Sun Plaza Motel fb.com/sunplazamotelmackay +61 (0) 7 4951 2688

Ezy Vehicle Rentals ezyvehiclerentals.com.au +61 (0) 7 4952 6555 Goanna Brewery goannabrewing.com.au +61 (0) 7 4914 2661

The Park Mackay theparkmackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4952 1211

Harrup Park Country Club harruppark.com.au +61 (0) 7 4944 0000

The Seabreeze Hotel seabreezemackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4955 1644 The Shores Holiday Apartments theshores.com.au +61 (0) 7 4954 9444 Tropic Coast Motel tropiccoastmotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 1888

K&Co kandco.com.au +61 (0) 477 635 766 MOE Office Products Depot officeproductsdepot.com.au +61 (0) 7 4969 3333

White Lace Motor Inn whitelace.com.au +61 (0)7 4951 4466

Moranbah Community Workers Club moranbahworkers.com.au +61 (0) 7 4941 6060

Sarina Beach Motel sarinabeachmotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4956 6266

Windmill Motel & Events Centre windmillmotel.com.au +61 (0) 4944 3344

Mount Pleasant Centre mountpleasantcentre.com.au +61 (0) 7 4969 2400


Sarina Motor Inn sarinamotorinn.com.au +61 (0) 7 4943 1431

Channel Seven 7news.com.au/news/qld +61 (0) 7 4963 0777

P.Comino & Sons fb.com/P.CominoandSons +61 (0) 7 4957 4370

Sarina Palms Caravan Village sarinapalms.com.au +61 (0) 7 4956 1892

Southern Cross Austereo southerncrossaustereo.com.au +61 (0) 7 4953 5353

SeaEagles Beach Resort seaeaglesresort.com.au +61 (0) 7 4956 3322

The Daily Mercury dailymercury.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 0444

Seaforth Camping Reserve mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/ fitness_and_health/camping +61 (0) 427 373 358


Rydges Mackay Suites rydges.com/mackay-suites +61 (0) 7 4969 1000 Sandpiper Motel sandpipermotel.net +61 (0) 7 4956 6130

Shakespeare Motel shakespearemotel.com.au +61 (0) 7 4969 0200

Azure Glass sales@azureglass.com.au +61 (0) 415 778 609

Philip’s Jewellery philipsjewellery.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 2585 Sarina Golf Club sarinagolfclub.com +61 (0) 7 4956 1761 Shamrock Hotel shamrockmackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 2629 Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant sorbellos.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 8300

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That Sapphire Place thatsapphireplace@gmail.com +61 (0) 7 4954 0011

Sidetrax Indoor Go-Karts sidetrax.com.au +61 (0) 7 4829 4707

The Deli Nook & Plattered Up platteredup.com.au +61 (0) 412 897 266

Wake House Australia wakehouse.com.au +61 1300 500 261

The Dispensary thedispensarymackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4951 3546

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures whitsundayssailingadventures. com.au +61 (0) 7 4940 2000

The Flackyard theflackyard.com +61 (0) 491 278 971 The Old Station Teahouse theoldstationteahouse.com.au +61 (0) 7 4959 0528 Zarby’s Cafe fb.com/zarbys-café +61 (0) 7 4958 8003

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS Bush Heli Services fb.com/pg/bushheliservices +61 (0) 400 087 305 Cruise Whitsundays cruisewhitsundays.com +61 (0) 7 4846 7000 Escape Rooms Mackay escaperoomsmackay.com.au +61 (0) 484 372 273 Mackay Historical Society & Museum mackayhistory.org +61 (0) 7 4953 0002 Museum of Tropical Queensland mtq.qm.qld.gov.au +61 (0) 7 4726 0600 Red Cat Adventures / Wildcat Mackay wildcatmackay.com.au +61 (0) 7 4946 4444


Wings Sailing Charters Whitsundays wings.com.au +61 (0) 7 4948 3575

OTHER/GENERAL SERVICES Bishopp Group bishopp.com.au +61 (0) 7 4478 0762 Black Owl Design blackowldesign.com.au +61 (0) 7 4942 8994 Clean Feeling cleanfeeling.com.au +61 (0) 7 4998 5250 Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal dbct.com.au +61 (0) 7 4943 5653 Dr Tourism drtourism.com.au +61 (0) 427 531 278 EFEX efex.com.au +61 (0) 7 4842 8100 Element Events by Ramona elementevents.net.au +61 (0) 403 237 728 FleetCrew fleetcrew.com.au +61 1300 551 400

Reef n Beyond reefnbeyond.com.au +61 (0) 448 613 753

Institute of Tourism Leadership Australia tourismleadership.com

Sarina Sugar Shed sarinasugarshed.com.au +61 (0) 7 4943 2801

Isaac Regional Council isaac.qld.gov.au +61 1300 472 227

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Keswick Island Progress Association kipa.com.au +61 (0) 7 4965 8050 Lets Do Something.com.au letsdosomething.com.au Mackay Airport mackayairport.com.au +61 (0) 7 4957 0201 Mackay & District Australian South Sea Islander Association Inc. fb.com/ assiheritageorganisationmackay +61 (0) 476 978 927 Mackay North State High School mackaynorthshs.eq.edu.au +61 (0) 7 4963 1666 Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce mackayregionchamber.com.au +61 (0) 7 4953 1603 Mackay Regional Council mackay.qld.gov.au +61 1300 622 529 Mark Fitz Photography markfitz.com.au +61 (0) 409 503 974 Origin Energy originenergy.com.au 13 24 61 Pioneer Valley Show Society fb.com/pioneervalleyshow +61 (0) 7 4958 3162 Queensland Rail queenslandrailtravel.com.au +61 1300 131 722 SwissPort Pty Ltd swissport.com.au +61 (0) 437 884 740 Tourism and Events Queensland teq.queensland.com +61 (0) 7 3535 3535 Trantech Computers trantech.com.au +61 (0) 7 4837 1201

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre Sarina Field of Dreams, Bruce Highway, Sarina P 07 4837 1228 E bookings@mackayregion.com @mackayregionvic Melba House Visitor Information Centre Melba House, Eungella Road, Marian P 07 4954 4299 E pvtda@pioneervalley.com.au @mackaypioneervalley Broken River Visitor Information Centre 534 Eungella Dam Road, Broken River P 07 4958 4745 E brkiosk@bigpond.com @brokenriverkiosk

Mackay Visitor Information Kiosk Bluewater Lagoon, Matsuura Drive, Mackay P 1300 130 001 E bookings@mackayregion.com Clermont Historical Centre and Visitor Information Centre 17217 Gregory Highway, Clermont P 07 4983 3311 E clermont.museum@isaac.qld.gov.au

Main image The award-winning Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre on the Bruce Highway in Sarina.



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