Mackay is the sugar capital of Australia and a fascinating destination to travel to. If you ask any travelers why they are visiting Mackay, you're sure to hear very different reasons. Some come to the city to experience nature, go bushwhacking and test their hand at the Australian outback. Others come to see the elegant display houses, modern shopping centers and trendy art houses.
Fly in to Mackay and make your first stop at the Mackay Visitor Information Centre. Review your travel plans with a helpful host and get some inside recommendations to enhance your trip. If you're looking for natural fun, try the Bluewater Trail, Stoney Creek Farmstay or Keswick Underwater Adventures. For enjoyable urban experiences, explore the Caneland Central Shopping Centre, Orchid Display House or Artspace Mackay. For some evening entertainment take in a show at the MECC. Heritage sites include Alfred Street, Cemetery Road and Habana Road.
Fly to Mackay Airport (MKY) and be ready for moderate temperatures with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the 50s. Transportation within the city is best accomplished by car, bus, taxi or coaches. The Festival of the Arts occurs every year through the month of July. The River Sessions Festival occurs annually in June and features various bands from around Australia.
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