Mackay
A tropical paradise where you’ll be captivated.

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Photo: MackayMackay is surrounded by 31 white sandy beaches, some as close as five minutes from the town centre. There’s the popular Harbour Beach, which is patrolled year-round and Town, Eimeo and Blacks Beaches which are all perfect for swimming, fishing and walks.

The town of Mackay is full of interesting shopping, dining and entertainment options, colourful markets and a lively arts scene. See the Mackay Region Botanical Gardens, observe the rare and fascinating flora of the Central Queensland Coast and learn about local history and exciting projects on the horizon for the gardens.

The impressive Mackay Marina Village lies just five minutes drive north of the city centre. A meal or drinks at one of a growing number of restaurants lining the marina esplanade is a must for anyone visiting the city. Dine alfresco to soak up the sunshine, whilst enjoying superb views across the marina and nearby islands.

Beyond Mackay

Beyond the city limits stretch the glorious coastlines of the Hibiscus Coast and Laguna to the north, and the Serenity Coast to the south – don’t miss sunset on the beach with the kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough! Enjoy swimming and boating in the warm tropical waters or sink a line in the superb fishing creeks and bays.

An hour west of Mackay, is Eungella National Park and Pioneer Valley, Australia’s longest, oldest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, ranging over 51,700 hectares. The Eungella National Park has 22 kilometres of bushwalking tracks, plus the Mackay Highlands Great Walk, which offer access with varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. The Eungella area has self contained, cabin, motel, caravan sites and national park camping.

Mackay Accommodation

Mackay has many great hotels and resorts, perfect of a romantic getaway, weekend escape or family vacation. Click through the list below to check availability and pricing.

Mackay Motels and Accommodation

Accommodation in and around Mackay is as varied as this diverse region. There are many great places for you to stay on your holiday, from beachside units to quaint B&B’s, the options are endless.

Bel Air Motel
10 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 3658

Best Western Reef Resort
166 – 170 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1555

Bona Vista Motel
Malcolmson Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4942 2211

BreakFree Ko Huna Beach Resort
The Esplanade Bucasia Beach Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4969 7575

City Gates Motel
9 Broadsound Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 1255

Cool Palms Motel
4 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 5477

Coral Sands Motel
44 Macalister St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1244

Country Plaza Motor Inn
40 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 6329

El Toro Motel
14 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 2722

Gorries Motel
186 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 2033

Hi­Way Motel Apartments
Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 1800

International Lodge Motel
40 Macalister St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1022

Mackay Motor Inn
208 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 2822

Mia Mia Motel
191 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 1466

Mid City Motor Inn
2 Macalister St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1666

Milton Motel
Cnr Milton & George Sts Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1377

Miners Lodge Motor Inn
60 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1944

Northview Motel
Cnr Bruce Hwy & Phillips St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4942 1077

Ocean International Hotel
1 Bridge Rd Illawong Beach Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 2044

Paradise Lodge Motel
19 Peel St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 3644

Pioneer Villa Motel
30 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1288

Shakespeare International
309 Shakespeare St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4953 1111

Star Motel
175 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 2444

Sugar City Motel
66 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 2877

Sun Plaza Motel
35 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 2688

Victor Motel
158 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 1888

White Lace Motor Inn
73 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4951 4466

Boomerang Hotel
South Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4952 1755

Metropolitan Hotel
Cnr Gordon & Carlyle Sts Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 2802

Whitsunday International Hotel
176 Victoria St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 2811

Whitsunday Waters Resort
Beach Rd Dolphin Heads Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4954 9666

Cape Hillsborough Resort
Cape Hillsborough National Park Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4959 0152

Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn
16-18 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 7677

Halliday Bay Resort
Seaforth Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4959 0121

Palm Bay Whitsunday Hideaway
PMB 28 Long Island Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4946 9233

Mackay Caravan Parks

Camping and caravan parks offer the opportunity for you to stay in many great locations.

Premier Caravan Park
152 Nebo Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 6976

Seawinds Caravan Park
Blacks Beach Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4954 9334

Andergrove Caravan Park
Beaconsfield Rd Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4942 4922

Beach Tourist Park
Petrie St Illawong Beach Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 4021

Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Park
Esplanade Bucasia Beach Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4954 6375

Central Caravan Park
15 Malcomson St Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4957 6141

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