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Updated by Marti Gardner on Apr 21, 2015
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Top 10 things to do in Mackay – the Mackay marvel

Mackay is teeming with activities, as it is fast becoming a tourist hotspot. Take delight in what this sophisticated city has to offer, for it has many. You will preserve that memory in years to come. And your children will consider Mackay as one place when they globetrot as adults.

1

Bluewater Lagoon

A simple walk along the Bluewater Lagoon will do the wonder. You can see sport enthusiasts occupied in small boats. They could be either fishing or speeding to their heart's content. This walk along the lagoon will introduce you to many spots in the area such as Bridges Restaurant and Mackay City Council. As you walk, health freaks will run past you.

2

Bluewater Trail

A bike ride along the Bluewater Trail is an amazing experience. Take your family along, and enjoy the ride. The ride will journey you to Mackay's natural environment. Do not worry about refreshing yourself with snacks and beverage. You will be passing quite a lot of eateries on the way.

3

Orchid Display House

Got an eye for orchids? Even if you haven't, here it is. Here is a place you must not miss visiting. You will be able to set your sights upon a big collection of wonderfully showcased orchids. These orchids are well attended to and cared for. What is more, you will also be in a cool and serene environment. The Display House is open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 11 am and from 2 pm to 3 pm. It is also open on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, while closed on Saturdays and public holidays. Just imagine... All this is for you free of charge.

4

Mackay Visitor Information Centre

If you are at a loss on locating somewhere or someplace to visit, reach the Visitor Information Centre. You will find the staff very much friendly and helpful. It is good to know where this information centre is before anything else. If you do not know where it is located ask the helpdesk of Oaks Rivermarque, an Accommodation in Mackay.

You will have a good space for parking. But be careful when you buy souvenirs. They are priced lavishly.

5

Artspace Mackay

A good place to try out a good coffee, along with some wholesome food. The food is of course priced reasonably. A good place to go for when you are tired.

6

Stoney Creek Farmstay -Trailriding Day Tours

This is the ideal place if you travel with family. You children will enjoy this place the most. They can explore water holes, take a swim and catch small critters. A wonderful experience for your child. And their hospitality is simply wonderful.

7

Keswick Underwater Adventures

Keswick Underwater Adventures

Once you step out of Keswick, you will certainly need to revisit here. You will find the place that much amazing.

8

Caneland Central Shopping Centre

For a shopoholic, this is the perfect place. This shopping centre seems to have got almost everything you require. If you look for something to buy, do not forget Caneland Central Shopping Centre.

9

Blacks Beach Tavern

For a local alcohol experience, the tavern is the best. You get local bites as well to go with the drinks. Amazing place to remember.

10

Black Springs Golf Club

If you are eternally in love with golf, then make note of Black Springs. Its friendly environment will leave a lasting impression on you. Staff is also very friendly.