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Top Mackay Holiday Packages


Holiday To Mackay

We’ll give you one guess at what city is nicknamed the “Sugar Capital” of Australia. Nope, it’s not Yallingup. The answer is a lovely city on Queensland’s eastern coast by the name of Mackay.
It’s got everything from the biggest national park on the continent to being a stone’s throw away from the Great Barrier Reef. Check out Wotif’s amazing offers on Mackay holiday deals and go now.

Things to Do in Mackay

First on your long list of to-dos is to get a vehicle from Wotif’s Mackay car hire options. Next, take a drive to Eungella National Park and spend the day on some of Australia’s most impressive hiking trails. There’s two major waterfalls within the park that you must visit. Take a nice bushwalk to either Araluen or Wheel of Fire Falls—or both! If you get hot, just cool off with a dip in the pools below. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the viewpoint over the Broken River. The flowing water is home to a huge population of platypuses, the beaver-looking creatures with webbed feet and a duck bill.

No holiday in Mackay is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is only a few kilometres offshore, so book a spot on a dive tour and you’ll have one of the greatest experiences of your life. The crystal clear water makes spotting creatures like the giant clam, blue starfish and green sea turtles easy as pie. That’s a few of the animals you’ll encounter, but if we listed all of them, you wouldn’t be done reading until next week.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

After returning from the deep it’s time to spend, baby. The money you saved on our cheap Mackay packages should be spent at Mount Pleasant Greenfields, one of the city’s two major shopping centres. Or you can go to the other big mall of Caneland Central and drop dollars at big-name stores.

We hope you’re hungry for seafood on your Mackay holiday, because this town is loaded with it. Head down to the Marina Village and order up a slipper lobster, more commonly known as a bay lobster. Get it fried, grilled, battered or in a sushi roll—really, whatever you want. If you’re not a fish person, worry not, young padawan; there’s plenty of other options like Italian and Thai food.

Finally, when the sun says goodbye for the night, it’s time to cheers to your fantastic holiday. If you eat in the Marina Village, you won’t have to go far to find a suitable watering hole. There’s also a place just to the north of town perched on a sea cliff that’s perfect for toasting to the sunset.

What’s Next?

The state of Queensland dominates the eastern coast of “Oz”, and we think you need to go there immediately. Browse our splendid offers on Mackay holiday packages now and let your boss know you’ll be back to work in a week.


Guide to Exploring Mackay

Family Hotels in Mackay

White Lace Motor Inn

White Lace Motor Inn

73 Nebo Rd, West Mackay, QLD
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (324 reviews)

    Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mackay Base Hospital and Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre. Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ...

    from AU$114

    Riviera Mackay

    Riviera Mackay

    5 - 7 Nelson St, Mackay, QLD
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (144 reviews)

      Located in the heart of Mackay, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Bluewater Lagoon and Caneland Central. Artspace Mackay and Jubilee Park ...

      from AU$175

      Coral Cay Resort

      Coral Cay Resort

      14-18 Nebo Rd, West Mackay, QLD
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (476 reviews)

        Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Jubilee Park and Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre. Artspace Mackay and Caneland ...

        from AU$106

        BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

        BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

        379 Harbour Road, Mackay Harbour, QLD
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.6 out of 5 (105 reviews)

          Situated in Mackay Harbour, this campsite is within 2 miles (3 km) of Water Bird Habitat Conservation Area, Harbour Beach and Mackay Marina Village & Shipyard. ...

          from AU$135

          Romantic Hotels in Mackay

          The Feathered Nest - Wildlife Retreat

          The Feathered Nest - Wildlife Retreat

          125 Royston Park Drive, Kuttabul, QLD
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Kuttabul, this luxury country house is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Hermitage Nature Refuge and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Mount Martin National Park. Pioneer Peaks ...

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            Mantra Mackay

            Mantra Mackay

            Mackay Harbour, 40 Mulherin Road, Mackay Harbour, QLD
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (465 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Mackay Harbour, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mackay Marina Village & Shipyard and Harbour Beach. Water Bird Habitat Conservation ...

              from AU$149

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