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The Mackay region offers diverse destination experiences

Mackay region

Mackay sits on the Queensland coast, half-way between Brisbane and Cairns and offers diverse destination experiences.

Mackay region’s hot summers and mild, sunny winters make its climate one of the best in the world. Average temperatures range from just over 22C in the winter months and up to 30C during the summer months. Mackay Experiences an average 261 days of sunshine a year.

Home to over 117,000 people, some of Mackay’s highlights include:

  • Australia’s longest stretch of subtropical rainforest including Eungella National Park.
  • 31 pristine beaches.
  • Queensland’s only blue water river, the Pioneer River
  • Easy access to the Great Barrier Reef for island exploring or fishing adventures.
  • Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre - the largest convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane.
  • Best collection of art deco buildings in Queensland.
  • Central Queensland University

The central location offers ease of access by air with a short one-hour flight from Brisbane or travel by road via the Bruce Highway and rail by the Spirt of Queensland also available. Land and properties are a fraction of the cost to buy in comparison to large capital cities which provide abundant investment opportunities.