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Mackay Hotel & Accommodation

Nestled on the east coast of Queensland, Mackay is one of Queensland's most accessible holiday hubs and boasts a sunny, warm climate and many unspoilt natural wonders typical of Queensland's coast.

900 km north of Brisbane, the city is located half way between Brisbane and Cairns along the Queensland coast. Whether you fly, catch a train, or drive there, Mackay is easily accessed from Queensland's other major hubs - Brisbane, Cairns, or even Townsville and Rockhampton.

From international chains to charming local stays, Mackay accommodation is diverse and mostly clustered around the city's main streets or the stunning Harbour Beach. Whether it's a romantic retreat, weekend away with friends or family holiday, you'll find accommodation to suit your preferences and budget in Mackay.

A five to ten minute drive north of the city centre, the popular Harbour Beach is a favourite spot with locals all year round. A popular swimming spot and great setting for a picnic, the beach has two nearby park areas with playgrounds, picnic tables and barbecue facilities.

Next to the Sandy Harbour Beach is the Mackay Marina Village, a thriving shopping and dining precinct in Mackay which boasts a range of shops, bars and restaurants, and comes alive when the sun goes down.

At the end of the Mackay Marina stands the Pine Islet Lighthouse, one of the only working kerosene lighthouses left in the world and worth a visit.

One of Queensland's most ecologically diverse parks, Eungella National Park is an hour west of Mackay and has over 20 km of walking trails to explore across its rugged gorges and sub-tropical rainforest. The Cape Hillsborough National Park is another nearby scenic park abound in natural scenery, walking tracks and native wildlife.

Within and around the city centre there are more than 20 kms of dedicated pedestrian paths and bikeways, linking key sites in the region including the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Sandfly Creek Environmental walkway, the Catherine Freeman walk, the Bluewater Lagoon swimming facility, the Bluewater Quay Public Open Space and Iluka park and playground.

To visit this sunny seaside retreat, book yourself some McKay accommodation and unwind in one of Queensland's most charming beachside locales.