Ever-modest Mackay is one of Queensland’s most down-to-earth destinations.

Positioned on the banks where the Pioneer River reaches the sea, Mackay matches marina chic with the quiet beauty of mangrove-studded waters. Take a stroll down Mackay’s streets and you’ll see a showcase of art deco architecture. Offshore, discover thriving reefs and rainforest-capped islands. Hit the beach or make a splash at the city’s family-friendly water park. Take it easy, Mackay-style, and the city will reveal its countless riches.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mackay

What does Mackay have to offer?

You can do all sorts of things on a trip to Mackay. There's more than a handful of pubs within the city centre where you can grab a cold one. The nearby beaches like Harbour Beach and Dolphin Heads are beautiful and perfect for sunbathing, and the seafood restaurants in the marina like Phoenix Seafood and The Deck serve the best catches of the day.

Who sells longboards in Mackay?

If you're looking to go for a steady cruise on a longboard, there's all sorts of places to pick one up. Urban Wave Surf & Skate and Troppos Skate N Scoot are two places with a variety of selections to choose from.

When is Mackay Show day?

The Mackay Show is a three-day fair featuring classic carnival rides and games, a fashion show and an art show. It's held every year at the end of June.