Situated halfway between Brisbane and Cairns, Mackay is surrounded by lush rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches and the fertile Pioneer Valley. It is home to one of Australia’s richest sugar cane growing regions. Out to sea, The Great Barrier Reef’s colourful coral, fish and secluded islands provide a tropical playground for everyone. Excellent restaurants, beautiful parks and a vibrant art scene ensure there is something in Mackay for every taste and budget.

Facts

Population

81,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $ 1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm. Caneland’s and Greenfield’s Shopping Centres and Sydney St Markets trade to 9 pm on Thursdays. Stores are closed on Sunday and public holidays, except for annual sales events.

Newspapers

The Daily Mercury Courier Mail (State)

Tourist information

Mackay Visitor Information Centre 320 Nebo Rd, West Mackay +61 7 4944 5844 info@mackayregion.com

Travel to Mackay

Get flights to Mackay with Etihad Airways to enjoy some fun times in a breath-taking coastal location. Mackay is in Queensland, Australia and is one of the most versatile holiday destinations.

Top 5 Things To Do in Mackay

  • Visit the Bluewater Lagoon which is a free water park. This is a great place to take the kids
  • The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is a very relaxing venue and a great place for couples to have a romantic day out. The birdlife is amazing and you will find fantastic delicacies thanks to the world renowned chefs
  • Artspace Mackay offers nothing but unique features and the architecture is stunning to say the least
  • The Bluewater Trail offers a pleasant environment, a leisurely walk or you can enjoy a bike ride as you take in the varied scenery. This is one of the world’s best recreational tracks
  • Whether or not you find flowers fascinating, you need to make your way to the Orchid Display House. You will see nature at its best and you will be amazed to learn that there are so many types of flowers with such a vast colour variety

Plan Your Mackay Holiday

Flight deals to Mackay can be easily accessed at Etihad Deals. Mackay is loved for wonderful year-round weather and even winters are sunny. You can buy tickets to Mackay any time of the year without worrying about the weather conditions. If you are looking for cheap hotels in Mackay, you need to plan your trip between December and April during the low season, but when the weather is still superb, especially for beach lovers.

Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays