The Mackay region is an inviting blend of secluded beaches, elusive wildlife and rural communities. A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. This beautiful region enjoys a glorious year-round climate — perfect for snorkelling, exploring rainforests, sailing the Coral Sea or just relaxing by the beach.
A vibrant heart of the region containing lovely Art Deco buildings and streets lined with rows of palm trees. The Pioneer River flows past the city's historical buildings. Beautiful beaches and a world-class marina are within minutes from the city heart.
The Pioneer Valley marks the gateway to the spectacular wilderness area of Eungella National Park, the longest and oldest stretch of subtropical rainforest in Australia. Broken River near Eungella is the ideal place to view the shy platypus or head for fresh water swimming holes at Finch Hatton Gorge. Many animal and plant species discovered here are found nowhere else in the world.
Brampton Island* offers a real island experience with its 11 kilometres of walking tracks on this popular tropical haven. Other islands in the region include the Newry Island Group, with six national park islands offering great fishing, snorkelling and bird watching as well as a small resort and camping facilities. The Cumberland Group of islands include Keswick, Scawfell, Carlisle and St Bees which is perfect for a secluded island experience and only accessible by private vessel. Situated between Mackay and the Whitsundays are the Lindeman Group of islands renowned as home for the Club Med Lindeman Island Resort.
* Brampton Island Resort remains closed for refurbishments until – 2012, however access to the National Park remains open.