With its Promenade Broadwalk and Marina Village, Mackay has a tropical, beach side feel to it. In fact, as a jump off point to the Great Barrier reef it is often overlooked for the limitless activities and adventures that it harbour's in its immediate surrounds.
Of course the water sports such as scuba diving and fishing are still amongst the most popular with visitors to the City, however the Botanic Gardens, Sugar Cane fields, Bush Walking and explorations of the Mining Trails have also come to the forefront of the tourists 'to do' list.
Approximately 970km north of Brisbane, the weather is mostly fine and warm. With two sizable university and a thriving commercial sector, the population base, combined with increasing tourism means that there are plenty of accommodation and dining options available.
With so much to see and do, best you read up on Mackay before you travel.
Queensland - the Sunshine State.
New South Wales - the First State.
Victoria - the Garden State.
Tasmania - the Apple Isle.
South Australia - the Festival State.
Western Australia - the Real Thing.
Northern Territory - Outback Australia.