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ArtSpace Mackay

Gordon Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery operated by Mackay Regional Council which provides the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural services including:

- An ever-changing program of international standard touring and curated exhibitions of visual arts and social history

- Access to the Mackay Regional Council Collection of artists' books and prints through the Tate Adams Reading Room, with presentations, displays and exhibitions

- Public and educational programs including art classes, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, seminars, performances, presentations, guided tours and events

- A multi-purpose functions venue for meetings. seminars, functions and events

 

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Llewellyn Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Mackay QLD 4740

Exciting wreck diving is to be had at the historic \'Llewellyn\' site, east of Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef. The steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The location of the vessel remained a mystery until 1997, when the shipwreck was located 35 kilometres east of Mackay.

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Mia Mia State Forest

Clarke Range, Mackay QLD 4740

Nestled in the foothills of the Clarke Range, 20 kilometres from Pinnacle west of Mackay, the Mia Mia State Forest is mostly open eucalypt forest. Bush camping and swimming is available at Captain Crossings on Teemburra Creek. Vehicular access is by four wheel drive only. Remember that roads may be closed during wet weather or high fire danger.

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Mackay Town Hall

63 Sydney Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Discover a living piece of Mackay's heritage at the Town Hall in Sydney Street, Mackay. Originally built in 1912 the Mackay Town Hall is a beautiful historic building in the centre of the city which has been transformed into a welcome centre assisting new residents in the Mackay region. The Queensland Heritage Trails about the history of Mackay provides visitors with opportunities to discover the major events and happenings which have affected the Mackay community. Artspace Mackay manages the old Council Meeting Room upstairs as an innovative artists studio space with and a regular program of events including artistic and heritage exhibitions, art classes and workshops. The Town Hall is available for bookings including functions, meetings and events. The Town Hall was refurbished as part of the Queensland Heritage Trails Network of cultural and heritage attractions by the state and federal governments and was officially reopened in December 2001.

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Bluewater Trail

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride along the award winning shared pathway whilst taking in much of the region's natural beauty. Six of the region's key attractions sit along the trail including the beautiful Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, the Sandfly Creek Environmental Walkway, the Catherine Freeman walk, the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon aquatic facility, Bluewater Quay (with barbecue facilities) and Iluka Park (all abilities playground). Get active and enjoy the 'ring of activity' which boasts pedestrian and bicycle pathways, raised boardwalks, environmental areas, disabled access and activities for children and young people. Winner of the 2010 National Heart Foundation Local Government Award.

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Town Beach

Binnington Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740

Popular for its sensational sunrises, Town beach offers great views of Flat and Round Top Islands and Dalrymple Bay. Town Beach is very popular with locals and visitors for late afternoon walks, fishing and watching the impact of Mackay's huge tides which can go out for miles during peak times. Town Beach is only a five minute drive from Mackay's city heart. This beach also offers well-equipped park areas with playground facilities and shady barbecue and picnic areas.

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Memorial Swim Centre

Milton Street, Mackay QLD 4740

The Memorial Swim Centre is located in Mackay's City Centre and beside Canelands Shopping Centre. This is the only heated public pool in Mackay and remains a constant temperature of 26 degrees in both the 50 metre pool and toddler pool year round. Features Include: 50 metre by eight lane Olympic heated outdoor pool Heated toddler pool with water fountain Grandstand suitable for large events and swimming carnivals Extensive grounds which are ideal for family picnics Car park and bike rack facilities Easy Access Chairlift Fully serviced first aid and lifesaving equipment Provision of free sunscreen (in partnership with Suncorp)

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Queens Park - Orchid House

Goldsmith Street, Queen\'s Park, Mackay QLD 4740

Relax and enjoy the beautiful Orchid House, intricately placed in the historic Queens Park gardens, boasting a broad collection of unique and exquisite orchids. With about 25,000 species the fascinating orchid family (Orchidaceae) is the largest group of flowering plants in the world and over 3,000 new hybrids are added every year. The Orchid House is one of the largest and finest orchid display houses in Australia. Built in 1988, the orchids are displayed in a natural type-setting around circular walkways. Stroll through the large collection of stunning orchids in all shapes and sizes, from the bizarre to exotic looking. The Orchid House displays over hundreds of varieties of orchids on show including native and tropical orchids from all over the world. The seasonally changing display, which is rotated between the Orchid House and the Council Nursery ensure a broad range of orchids are on show all year round.

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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740

Located just five kilometres from the Mackay city centre, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens showcases the beautiful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, along with other beautiful Australian native and exotic plants from similar climates around the world. This young botanic garden opened in 2003 and provides many resources to visitors - from over three kilometres of walking and cycling trails, wetland boardwalks, a unique cafe and gallery perched high above our wildlife filled lagoons, to excellent bird watching opportunities. Feature gardens include the luxuriant Fernery, the Regional Forest, rare and threatened flora of the tropical Shade Garden and the unique Coal Garden - tracing the evolution of plants and the importance of coal.

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Grasstree Beach

The Esplanade, Grasstree Beach, Mackay QLD 4740

15 minutes down the road from Sarina is Grasstree Beach, situated on Zelma Bay. Once you've discovered the spot you'll be hooked. Grasstree Beach has a wonderful climate and is protected by a group of islands. The beach itself is magnificent, and beach walking is a favourite activity. Sarina, with banks, supermarkets and services, is 13 kilometres away. Fishing is a popular pastime, and anglers will find great opportunities for both beach and creek fishing, or even reef fishing if they prefer. The creeks have flathead, whiting and bream, so holiday makers can catch a few good meals during their stay. Boat ramp facilities are available at the creek. Grasstree Beach dates back to the 1880s when gold was found in the hills at the back of the beach.

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Ball Bay

Coconut Grove, Corner of Ward Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740

The picturesque beach settlement of Ball Bay is located 35 kilometres north of Mackay. Ball Bay offers secluded camping on a small grassy campground. The facilities include toilets, cold beach showers, wood barbecues and drinking water, however animals are not allowed. Ball Bay offers easy and close access to Cape Hillsborough National Park bushwalking tracks. Ball Bay is also a great beach for fishing.

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The Horizons Mosaic

Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Stroll and discover the mosaics, terrazzo images and the bronze plaques and sculptures of the Mackay Horizons Project, completed by members of the community in 1993. On each of the four corners of the crossroads you will find the centre piece of the street. There are five areas to look for: The Rainforest, The Pioneer Valley, The Coast, The Islands and The Reef. The artworks can be seen in Victoria Street, between Gregory and Sydney Streets in the Mackay City Centre. A brochure is available from both Visitor Information Centres detailing the artwork.

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World War I Memorial Cenotaph and Jubilee Park

Alfred Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Mackay's WWI cenotaph relays the loss of 159 local men killed in active service, eight of whom were awarded military decorations. The cenotaph, originally unveiled on the southern bank of the Pioneer River near Sydney Street Bridge in 1929, was designed by Townsville architect Stephen Harvey who waived his fee to supervise its erection. The 9.1 metre high memorial bears rich symbolism: the approach to a mausoleum-like pedestal represents the great loss of life incurred during this conflict and the nation's grief for bodies buried where they fell; Latin crosses and the three-stepped base echo the strong foundations of Christianity; the white marble orb at the top represents the British Empire, held high by a Doric column, symbolic of strength. A dark grey vein running though the marble at an angle gives the impression of a cracked or broken column; symbolic of life cut short. The memorial also bears a unique bronze relief sculpture: the side profile of a helmeted head. WWI enticed 1,594 volunteers from Mackay and another 36 from nearby Nebo district. The memorial, moved twice since its unveiling, stands in Jubilee Park with memorials to later conflicts.

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Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard

Mulherin Drive, Mackay QLD 4740

Mackay's magnificent world-class Marina Village has a tropical ambience, with leafy palms lining the waterfront esplanade and a view beyond to luxury yachts, sailing boats, blue skies and tropical islands. The thriving commercial precinct boasts an impressive array of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the luxury four and a half star Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina. The hotel contains 79 self-contained suites - each with waterfront view - Latitude 21 Bar and Restaurant, function facilities, walk-in wine cellar, 24-hour reception and tour desk. Tours and activities available include game fishing, sailing, rainforest treks, platypus watching, nature trails and much more. The marina is next to sandy Harbour Beach and home to the Pine Islet Lighthouse, one of the only working kerosene lighthouses left in the world. The marina itself contains 328 berths, with six Mega Berths of 60-metre capacity and alongside vehicle access, 18 new big boat berths, which can hold boats of up to 38 metres and 32 fishing berths - plus one maintenance berth. The marina offers berths purpose-built for multi-hull vessels and is designed for vessels with a four and a half metre draught at lowest average tide.

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Pioneer Swim Centre

Malcomson Street, Mackay QLD 4740

The Pioneer Swim Centre is situated in the John Breen Park recreational precinct in North Mackay. Facilities include a 50 metre by eight lane Olympic outdoor pool, 15 metre by eight metre toddler pool with interactive water play equipment, undercover grandstand - ideal for large events and swimming carnivals, large shaded areas and tables with seating, free use of electric barbecue - great for family get togethers, car park and bike rack facilities, Easy Access Chairlift. Fully serviced first aid and life saving equipment. Close proximity to skatepark, roller hockey court, Gooseponds walking track, and John Breen Park. Provision of free sunscreen (in partnership with Suncorp).

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Heritage Walk

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

The city Heritage Walk highlights some of Mackay's magnificent turn-of-the-century architecture. A must for any visitor, the 90-minute walk includes many buildings that are listed with the National Trust, including the Mackay Court House and Commonwealth Bank façade. Some of the buildings you will enjoy include: The Leichhardt Tree, Former Police Station, The Court House, the Town Hall, Holy Trinity Parish Church, Masonic Temple and more. The Heritage Walk brochure is available from the Mackay Visitor Information Centre at 320 Nebo Road, or Town Hall at 63 Sydney Street.

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Harbour Beach

Mulherin Drive, Mackay QLD 4740

A five to ten minute drive north of the city centre and adjacent to the multi-million dollar Reef Marina development, the popular Harbour Beach is patrolled and is a favourite with locals - offering the ideal spot for picnics, fishing and swimming. The Harbour Beach area is renowned with locals for good jew, mackerel, trevally, bream and tuna fishing. Also nearby the Harbour is Mulherin Park, a shady retreat with barbecues, picnic tables, public toilets and children's play area. It is also home to the Mackay Surf Life Club, Mackay Yacht Club, Satchmo's tapas restaurant, the Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant, take-away and sports bar. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beach and tropical off shore islands.

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The Leichhardt Tree

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740

After the first supply schooner "Presto" arrived in August 1862 The Leichhardt Tree played a significant part in Mackay's maritime history. As thousands of settlers, ships and cargoes arrived in Mackay the tree was used as an anchor for ships to tie to for access into Mackay. Wharves and warehouses were soon developed along River Street and the city grew up around our beautiful blue river.

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Lagoons Cafe and Gallery

9 Lagoon Street, Mackay QLD 4740

The Lagoons Cafe and Gallery is located within the beautiful Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the view from the deck of scenery and wildlife of the gardens as you dine in the Cafe and Restaurant. Or take in the environmental and cultural themes expressed in monthly exhibitions of the interpretive Gallery.

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South Cumberland Islands National Park

Coral Sea, Mackay QLD 4740

South Cumberland Islands National Park encompasses nine islands. Rocky, rugged, hoop pine-dominated headlands stand out from open eucalypt woodland and extensive grasslands of the wind-exposed slopes. Protected coves shelter long, sandy beaches, while deep gullies hide remnants of dry rainforest. Ringed by fringing reefs, many of the islands are important rookeries for flatback and green turtles. Camp at Scawfell, St Bees, Cockermouth, Keswick or Penrith islands. Scawfell Island has basic facilities. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

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Slade Point

Pacific Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740

Slade Point Reserve lies at Lamberts Beach, stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region. Visitors can walk through the reserve. Lamberts Beach and Slade Point, on the other side of McReady's Creek are often favourite haunts for mackerel and reef fish.

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The Kommo Toera Trail

Keeleys Road, Mackay QLD 4740

This one kilometre boardwalk system provides a close view of almost every habitat found in this coastal environment and awe-inspiring wildlife. The walks takes approximately one hour. Please note that there are no refreshments or toilet facilities available on site, with the nearest public facilities at Mackay Marina. Please do not leave behind any rubbish as this is a wildlife area. Drive 15 minutes north of central Mackay towards the Mackay Port along Harbour Road. Turn left on Slade Point Road and once you reach the Melaleuca forest, the entrance to the trail is on the left on Keeleys Road.

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Goanna Brewing

11/25 Transport Avenue, Paget QLD 4740
Brew on Premises Microbrewery. With over 190 beers on the menu, there is a brew for everyone. Tours available daily. Tours include hands on experience of brewing (Wednesdays only), tasting selections (18 years + only) and Day Pass Club Membership so you can purchase and take home your favourites. Don't miss trying the Goanna Ginger Beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) brewed the old fashioned way. Goanna Brewing is family owned and family friendly so children are welcome to attend.
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Illawong Beach

Illawong Drive, Mackay QLD 4740
A serene and peaceful coastline awaits at Illawong Beach. Kilometres of sandy shoreline as well as off and on dog leash areas make Illawong Beach a popular choice for sunrise strolls. At low tide, the ripples in the sand stretch for kilometres, where small blue soldier crabs can be seen scuttling across the surface. Avid fishermen cast from the beach or into the mangrove-lined creeks, a popular local fishing spot. Windsurfers can often be seen at this beach, with the view of nearby islands and the Hay Point Coal Terminal in the distance. Illawong Beach is home to Quota Park, with public facilities including toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and a playground. There is also public fitness equipment at Quota Park for those looking for variety to their workout. A colourful flower garden at Quota Park is often home to many colourful butterflies. A nearby oceanside resort offers accommodation and dining options.
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Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Alfred Street, Mackay QLD 4740
There is always something happening at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC), situated in the heart of Mackay. From stellar musical performances from international and national stars, comedy roadshows, local productions, ice-skating and much more. The state-of-the-art facility is an ideal setting for your next conference, exhibition, seminar or banquet. There are many versatile spaces including a 1,090 seat theatre, 100 seat studio space, two plenary halls which when fully extended seats 1,800 people, two dedicated foyers, bars, an experimental theatre space, breakout rooms and extensive front-of-house and backstage facilities. The Centre also comfortably accommodates 1,000 people banquet style.
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Gooseponds, North Mackay

Hicks Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. There are also a number of exercise stations along the walk giving fitness fanatics a varied workout. The ponds are home to a variety of bird life, including geese, ducks and pelicans. As a designated off leash area there is plenty of open space for your pet to play. The walk also passes the popular Goosepond dog park, giving dog owners a variety of options for entertaining their pooch. The Gooseponds Walk pathway in North Mackay starts behind Wheeler Drive, Glenella and stretches through to Evans Avenue. The walking trail passes under the Bruce Highway, offering a safe crossing option, and includes multiple access points and a few large loops along the way, totalling close to 8 kilometres of shared pathway. For shorter walk options, begin your walk from Walter's Parade, from the 'Goose Walk' turnoff on Malcomson Street.
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Bluewater Lagoon

32 River Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Enjoy a refreshing swim at Mackay City's Bluewater Lagoon, the fun of the beach within the city. Three tiers of lagoon pools provide a safe swimming environment within the Mackay Central Business District, close to barbecue facilities, public work-out equipment and playground on Bluewater Quay. With three age-appropriate lagoons of varying depths, an interactive children's water playground with water drop-bucket and a water slide, the lagoon is a perfect retreat for all ages. A feature waterfall connects the two main lagoon pools, while a shallow wading pool is perfect for toddlers. The Bluewater Lagoon is monitored by lifeguards, but parents must keep an eye on children at all times, as the lifeguards aren't babysitters. Admission is free of charge, making it an affordable option for a family day of fun in the sun. Shaded picnic tables and expansive grass areas provide options for all-day relaxation. A café is located on site, and other cafes and restaurants which line the Pioneer River are easily reached within a few minutes of walking.
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Bluewater Trail Public Art

River Street, Mackay QLD 4740
One of the most significant public art developments in Australia can be experienced in Mackay. The Bluewater Trail Public Art display consists of six installations by Queensland artist, Fiona Foley. Mangrove cap - this weathered Corten-steel structure is illuminated with solar-powered LED lights and highlights the importance of the mangrove within the ecosystem of the Pioneer River. It can be found in open grassland on the Bluewater Trail, near the mouth of the Pioneer River. Fishbones, Sugar cubes and Shields can all be found in close proximity of each other on the Bluewater Quay, on the east side of the Forgan Bridge. The large cast iron and red mosaic fishbones are the focal point of many visitor photos. On the opposite side of the Forgan Bridge is YUWI, two metre high red letters representing the local Aboriginal people and their lands. In the foreground is a bronze wreath, a symbol of sacred land. Crows, laser-cut stainless steel, can be found floating above Bluewater Lagoon. It also features a willie wagtail, (bird), and three flying foxes, (bats), in illustration of local fauna. An information map can be downloaded from the Artspace Mackay web site.
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Gowake Cable Park

504 Michigan Way, Andergrove QLD 4740
GoWake Cable Park Mackay is Australia's newest Cable Wakepark. Located five minutes from the heart of Mackay and only a stone's throw away from some of Australia's most pristine beaches and reefs teeming with tropical marine life. GoWake Cable Park caters for beginners wanting to kneeboard or wakeboard right through to advanced riders wanting to master the sport in a controlled environment. All basic equipment along with comprehensive safety briefing and on dock coaching is provided. Beginner, Ladies only and advanced ride clinics operate before general opening hours and are capped at 20 people. The perfect opportunity to learn with a small group of people or master new tricks. Gowake Cable Park hosts two kickers, two fun boxes and three rails which keep even the most talented riders busy. This unique community also boasts a craft coffee espresso bar brewing Tim Adams specialty coffee.
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Paxtons Creative Space and Upstairs Gallery

10 Rver Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Paxtons Creative Space and The Upstairs Gallery is located in a historic wharf building, dated back to 1887. Its position on the banks of the Pioneer River give artists a place to meet, learn new skills, become inspired within the picturesque location and sell their art. The Creative Space and Little People's Learning Gallery is a haven for artists to let their creativity flow. The Upstairs Gallery has an ever-changing selection of art works on display, while the Out of the Box Shop is a place for visitors to take home a piece of unique art. It is also the location for popular night markets held monthly.
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Far Beach

Binnington Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740
Far Beach is a popular walking beach with locals, recognised for its tranquillity and soft white sand. At low tide an expansive sand flat is exposed giving walkers kilometres of beach to meander. The beach provides expansive views, from Hay Point to the south and toward Flat and Round Top Islands. Nearby resorts provide options for accommodation and dining. Far Beach is one of the nearest beaches to the Mackay City Centre, only a five minute drive away. A recreational area, Quota Park, fringes part of the beach at Binnington Esplanade and includes a playground, fitness equipment, picnic tables, barbecues and public toilets. There is also a beautiful flower garden located there, popular for being home to many butterflies. Northern Far Beach between Evans Street and Bridge Road is a designated off-leash dog friendly area. The southern end of Far Beach is accessible through sand dunes via four wheel drive, and it a popular location for fisherman at the Shellgrit Creek mouth.
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Lamberts Beach

Pacific Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740
Lamberts Beach is seasonally patrolled and the nearby Lambert's Lookout offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands. It's also a popular spot for surfers when the swell is right, and a great whale watching platform during the winter months. Shady areas, picnic tables, public toilets, showers, play equipment and barbecues are all available at Lamberts Beach, at Ram Chandra Park. Slade Point Reserve is near Lamberts Beach, stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region. Visitors can walk through the reserve. Lambert's Beach, Lambert's Lookout and Ram Chandra Park can all be found on Pacific Esplanade, Slade Point. Lamberts Beach and Slade Point, on the other side of McReady's Creek are often favourite haunts for mackerel and reef fish. There is a resort hotel located at Slade Point for accommodation across the beach and ocean view dining.
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Lamberts Lookout

Lamberts Beach Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740
Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also a popular viewing platform to see the migrating whales as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay. This beautiful location is also one of the few places in Mackay you can watch both a sunrise and a sunset, and is a popular location for wedding photography. The lookout also provides views toward a rustic old water tower. Easy parking available at the lookout and shady areas, picnic tables, play equipment and barbecues are all available at Ram Chandra Park beside Lamberts Beach. Lamberts Beach, Lamberts Lookout and Ram Chandra Park can all be found on Pacific Esplanade, Slade Point.
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Quest Mackay

38 Macalister Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Quest Mackay is an apartment style hotel located in the heart of the Mackay Central Business District close to all local attractions, restaurants, nightlife and the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. They have a conference room, an outdoor pool, a rooftop garden with barbecue facilities for guest use and access to an offsite full service gymnasium. Quest Mackay is the second largest property in Mackay with 97 apartments. The property has a combination of Studio, One and Two Bedroom Apartments that are semi and fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities for short or long term stays for leisure or business travel. ...

Boy and Bear

Alfred Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Boy and Bear have today announced the ‘Limit Of Love’ regional tour of Australia for November and December 2016, presented by triple J. The Aussie folk-pop faves will kick off the extensive string of shows in Ballarat, then moving through the 20-date schedule alongside national support act, four-part indie-folk group All Our Exes Live In Texas, covering regional areas of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, and ACT. Fresh from a stellar set at Splendour and the Grass, the five- time ARIA award winners released their third studio album Limit Of Love in 2015. The LP, met with rave reviews, was recorded in the inspirational surroundings of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio....

Botanic Gardens Cafe

9 Lagoon Street, West Mackay QLD 4740
The Lagoons Gallery is a large premier space for your next dinner presentation, reception or cocktail function with capacity for 40 round table or cocktail style for 100+. A large glass feature wall looks into the rainforest Eungella Cloud Garden and offers glimpses of the Lagoons and surrounding Gardens. Art exhibitions, displayed regularly on the Lagoons Gallery walls and in two showcases, add a colourful and exciting backdrop to your function. The Lagoon Deck is a striking covered venue directly adjacent to the gallery for outdoor functions with an amazing views of the Botanic Gardens. The lagoon deck is suitable for round table seating for 70 or stand-up cocktail style functions for 300+. Operated by Clifford Stocks, Lagoons Café offers you a unique and high profile location. Lagoons Cafe can offer you expert knowledge to create a unique themed night that your guests will remember. Bookings are recommended. Catering for coaches and large group bookings can also be made upon request. ...

Mackay Festival of Arts

Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre (MECC), Mackay QLD 4740
The Mackay Festival of Arts 2017 will boast a 10 day program covering a wide variety of visual arts, music, theatre, family events, food and wine and much more. The 2017 Mackay Festival of Arts will be the 30th year of the Festival, and the program will be bigger and better than ever. Full details of the Festival program will be launched in March 2017, and will feature all the Festival favourites such as the the ever popular Wine and Food Day and the sell-out Jazz Brunch. This year's program will also look back at the history of the Festival and bring back some of the most popular events of the past, re-imagined for 2017. Full details available on the Festival website from March 2017....
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WWI Memorial Journey - Mackay Day Trips

Alfred Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Mackay district has many hidden treasures for the cultural tourist. The suggested day trips are in different directions and would be best undertaken individually from a Mackay base, with an option of continuing south to Rockhampton on the second day. Start by travelling through the lush sugar plantations west of Mackay, detouring to visit historic Greenmount Homestead near Walkerston, passing the sugar mills of Pleystowe and Mirani and heading into the foothills of the Eungella National Park at Finch Hatton. There is an option to spend time enjoying the national parks before returning to Mackay. The second day might include some relaxation at one of the beaches near Sarina, before visiting cultural tourism attractions in Railway Square, just south of the war memorial on the main road in Sarina. The journey continues on through sugar plantations to Koumala. Return to Mackay or travel south for about two hours through beef cattle country to Rockhampton....

Mackay Town Hall

63 Sydney Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Discover a living piece of Mackay's heritage at the Town Hall in Sydney Street, Mackay. Originally built in 1912 the Mackay Town Hall is a beautiful historic building in the centre of the city which has been transformed into a welcome centre assisting new residents in the Mackay region. The Queensland Heritage Trails about the history of Mackay provides visitors with opportunities to discover the major events and happenings which have affected the Mackay community. Artspace Mackay manages the old Council Meeting Room upstairs as an innovative artists studio space with and a regular program of events including artistic and heritage exhibitions, art classes and workshops. The Town Hall is available for bookings including functions, meetings and events. The Town Hall was refurbished as part of the Queensland Heritage Trails Network of cultural and heritage attractions by the state and federal governments and was officially reopened in December 2001....
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Mycow Accommodation Mackay

106 Main Street, Bakers Creek QLD 4740
Relax and enjoy the peace and comfort of your own private room or water front caravan site. The park is ideally located on the south side of Mackay, only 10 minutes from Central Business District, five minutes to the airport and five minutes to Paget (Mackay's industrial precinct). The camp kitchen, central bathroom and 24 hour laundromat have undergone extensive renovations and are of a very high standard. Bakers Creek has a reputation for good fishing and is located adjacent to the Black Springs Golf Course, for those who enjoy a hit on weekends. With short term and long term options available, they have a solution to fit your requirements. Rooms are fully equipped with linen, furniture, cooking facilities and cooking equipment. Free wi-fi (Mackay), power, gas and water are included in rent. Enjoy a hassle free stay in a relaxing environment, while they take care of all maintenance and general cleaning....

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Hicks Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. There are also a number of exercise stations along the walk giving fitness fanatics a varied workout. The ponds are home to a variety of bird life, including geese, ducks and pelicans. As a designated off leash area there is plenty of open space for your pet to play. The walk also passes the popular Goosepond dog park, giving dog owners a variety of options for entertaining their pooch. The Gooseponds Walk pathway in North Mackay starts behind Wheeler Drive, Glenella and stretches through to Evans Avenue. The walking trail passes under the Bruce Highway, offering a safe crossing option, and includes multiple access points and a few large loops along the way, totalling close to 8 kilometres of shared pathway. For shorter walk options, begin your walk from Walter's Parade, from the 'Goose Walk' turnoff on Malcomson Street....

Llewellyn Dive Site

Offshore from Mackay, East Mackay QLD 4740
Exciting wreck diving is to be had at the historic 'Llewellyn' site, east of Mackay on the Great Barrier Reef. The steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The location of the vessel remained a mystery until 1997, when the shipwreck was located 35 kilometres east of Mackay....

Lamberts Beach

Pacific Esplanade, Mackay QLD 4740
Lamberts Beach is seasonally patrolled and the nearby Lambert's Lookout offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands. It's also a popular spot for surfers when the swell is right, and a great whale watching platform during the winter months. Shady areas, picnic tables, public toilets, showers, play equipment and barbecues are all available at Lamberts Beach, at Ram Chandra Park. Slade Point Reserve is near Lamberts Beach, stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region. Visitors can walk through the reserve. Lambert's Beach, Lambert's Lookout and Ram Chandra Park can all be found on Pacific Esplanade, Slade Point. Lamberts Beach and Slade Point, on the other side of McReady's Creek are often favourite haunts for mackerel and reef fish. There is a resort hotel located at Slade Point for accommodation across the beach and ocean view dining....
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Bluewater Trail Public Art

320 Nebo Road, West Mackay QLD 4740
One of the most significant public art developments in Australia can be experienced in The Mackay Region. The Bluewater Trail Public Art display consists of six installations by Queensland artist, Fiona Foley. All installations are in the Mackay City Centre beside Mackay's bluewater Pioneer River. An information map can be downloaded from the Artspace Mackay website....

Mackay City

Mackay City, Mackay QLD 4740
With plenty to offer the traveller, Mackay is a relaxed tropical city with a cosmopolitan mix of art, architecture and nature. Tables spill out of street-side restaurants along the city centre's dining precinct on Wood Street, or picnic along the picturesque bank of the Pioneer River, Queensland's only blue-water river. Mackay boasts one of the best art scenes in Queensland, with the award-winning Artspace Gallery, as well as one of Australia's most prominent public art displays along the Bluewater Trail. The Bluewater Trail is a shared bicycle and pedestrian path which links a variety of Mackay City's attractions, including the Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens, Town Beach and the Bluewater Lagoon, a three-tiered swimming haven. Mackay's largest shopping mall can also be found along the Bluewater Trail, lined with riverside cafes and restaurants. The city centre is a blend of architectural styles, including the unique Art Deco style façades which are prominent throughout. A guided heritage walk through the Mackay City Centre is available seasonally, information can be obtained from the Mackay Visitor Information Centre on Nebo Road, otherwise a brochure is available for a self-guided option. Beautiful beaches, pretty parks and the modern marina are all within minutes from Mackay's city centre. A range of accommodation exists within the Central Business District, many of which are ideally located within close proximity of Mackay's vivacious city attractions. ...

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

3 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market is the showcase of local, fresh produce and value added products from within Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region. Every Wednesday afternoon in Mackays vibrant city heart in Wood Street, join families and restaurateurs in buying local produce that does not come any fresher. All stall holders are guaranteed local to the region and are selling guaranteed local goods that either are grown and caught locally or are made with local ingredients....
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Quest Mackay on Gordon

27 Gordon Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Quest Mackay on Gordon serviced apartments offers guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Quest Mackay on Gordon features 115 brand new one and two bedroom apartments and studios. This purpose built property is a great alternative to your traditional hotel room offering spacious well equipped serviced apartments with kitchen, laundry facilities, separate living/dining area, broadband internet access and balcony. The property also features onsite reception, swimming pool, gymnasium, barbecue area, car parking and a conference room for added convenience. Located in the heart of the Mackay town centre on Gordon Street, Quest Mackay on Gordon suits business and leisure travellers alike whether travelling for a night, week or longer. They look forward to accommodating you at Quest Mackay on Gordon soon....

Natural Wonderland

Mackay, Mackay QLD 4740
Abundant in natural beauty, Mackay is home to a plethora of parks, gardens and nature walks, showcasing its unique subtropical flora and fauna. You don?t even need to travel out of the city to experience the beauty of nature. Begin your nature discovery amongst the stunning flora at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Weave your way through more than three kilometres of trails through unique gardens and wetlands, a mix of Australian native and exotic international plants....
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