Flying into Mackay, you just know you’re in Queensland. The turquoise blue water of the Coral Sea sparkling beneath you gradually gives way to long stretches of white sandy beaches and great swathes of emerald green sugar cane fields. Mackay is renowned as the cane
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Do you dream of packing up the car and heading off on a road trip to explore beautiful beaches, lush green rain forests and stunning tropical islands? Well that’s exactly what I did with Choice Hotels Australia! Starting my journey in Mackay I mapped out
Are you looking to unwind and get back in touch with nature?
Then the Mackay region is the place for you! I’ve put together the top 5 nature experiences in this little slice of paradise from sensational sunrises with kangaroos and wallabies, through to wonderful waterfalls
Part 7 of our Big Things tour of Australia kicks off where we left off in the Queensland town of Richmond where we visited the Riversleigh Fossil Centre and saw a great collection of prehistoric fossils including some big bones.
Each year, the Mackay Mountain Marathon attracts mountain bike riders from all over the country to enjoy some competitive mountain biking through the stunning Eungella National Park. Three courses cater to riders of all ages and skills, and cover various terrains including bitumen, dirt track, fire
Once known as the sugar capital of Australia, Mackay offers some sweet retreats for travellers looking to enjoy tropical ambience and natural beauty.
Picturesque coastline, sea views, marine life, rainforests and rivers are all in reach of the palm lined streets of the laidback city centre,