Collect a free self-walk brochure from the Visitor Information Centre and discover magnificently restored buildings built by the first settlers, and the best collection of Art Deco architecture in Queensland. Many buildings are recognised for their national importance and listed with the National Trust. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes.
Marina Village is a palm-lined waterfront esplanade where luxury yachts are moored. Dine alfresco in one of the fine restaurants with views to the southern Whitsunday Islands or enjoy water-based activities (snorkelling, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing). Next door is Harbour Beach and the Pine Islet Lighthouse, the only working kerosene-lit lighthouse in the world.
Set in the mist-shrouded mountains, 80 km west of Mackay, Eungella is Australia’s longest continual stretch of sub-tropical rainforest. It is home to 860 plant species plus numerous types of wildlife. Do not miss the brilliant Ulysses butterfly and platypus! 25 km of walking trails, from a 10 minute stroll to overnight hikes lead to breathtaking views and scenery.
In this pretty park, 50 km north of Mackay, the rainforest literally meets the ocean a terrific park featuring long white sandy beaches and 25 species of tropical butterflies. The unique self-guiding Jupiera Aboriginal trail highlights native plants and inquisitive wallabies that visit the palm fringed beach at sunrise and sunset.
The Eimeo Hotel is known for its spectacular views of the islands across the Coral Sea and what a good deal. The menu is fabulous and is always a great idea for lunch, dinner or the tasty weekend brunch. On the menu mouth-watering dishes like oysters, grilled haloumi salad, shellfish linguine, grilled chicken breast and grilled pork chop are offered.
Caneland Central, walking distance from the Mackay Central Business District, is the largest shopping centre in the region with over 120 stores and services in one convenient location. Stores you will find here are for example Footlocker, Dotti, Crossroads, EB Games, Ed Harry, Ice Design, Mays, Millers and Pandora.
Mackay Airport is located in Mackay, Queensland and is a major Australian regional airport. The airport is situated within 10 minutes drive to the city centre and can be easily reached by taxi, rental cars or Greyhound coaches. Bus Transfer Greyhound coaches offers regular services to and from Mackay CBD and located at the northern end of the of the terminal where the baggage carousels are situated. www.greyhound.com.au. Rental Car You will find rental car in the arrivals area of Mackay Airport. Companies available at Mackay Airport include Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Redspot. Taxi Mackay Whitsunday Taxis, one of the largest taxi service areas in Queensland, provides door to door services from the front of the terminal. From outside Mackay Phone 07 4944 4955 / or local free phone 131008.