Things to do around the region

Published: 10 Jan 2022

Escape the heat with the following activities that is sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Jonathan McBurnie: Birdland

Until January 16, 2022
Foundation Gallery, Artspace Mackay
North Queensland artist Jonathan McBurnie draws upon the aesthetics of professional wrestling. The exhibition of new drawings on a large, immersive scale are inspired by parallels between professional wrestling and McBurnie’s personal experience of continuing his creative practice amid illness and the impact of an ongoing recovery. Read more at

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

Until January 16, 2022
Main Gallery, Artspace Mackay
Using light, shadow and scale, the work of influential Australian-Chinese artist Lindy Lee will mesmerise you. Slow down and absorb Lee’s reflective, meditative works and her spectacular array of processes. Find out more at

Reef Rocks 

Over the school holidays
Throughout the Mackay region
The sneaky library team have been out and about hiding Reef Rocks. We challenge you to find these hidden gems and return them to your local library in exchange for a free book. You can then re-hide your Reef Rock for the next rock hunter to discover.  This initiative is suitable for children from five to 12 years.

Greenmount Homestead

Virtual homestead tours
Access anytime online
Tour the stunning, heritage-listed gardens of Greenmount Homestead and view photos from the archives on an educational and fun 3D tour from the comfort of your own home! This is a great way to learn more about Mackay’s most valued historical attraction, which will physically reopen on Monday, March 7. Explore now at