A popular coastal city in Queensland, Mackay is located close to the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef. The city is known for its local wildlife, national parks and provides an access point to nearby islands. Being in the region that produces more than a third of Australia’s sugar, Mackay is also known as the sugar capital of Australia.

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Some of the best places to visit in Mackay include Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Cape Hillsborough National Park and Lamberts Lookout. Take a historic stroll through the city or explore the Mackay Marina – enjoy your stay in this beautiful Queensland city.

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History lovers can also visit Greenmount – a coastal headland where they can revisit rural life in the 19th century. Mackay hosts a wide range of events year-round. Book a show at the Theatre Arts, visit the Bowen Markets, Mackay Festival of Arts, or groove to live music at the Garden Bar Bistro– there’s always something to do in Mackay.

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