Our Region

Mackay is located 972km from Brisbane on the beautiful blue Pioneer river. With a population of 125,000 Mackay is on the doorstep of the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea and only 9 hours from Cairns.

From the Great Barrier Reef to Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, the Mackay region has the most amazing natural attractions you can find anywhere. Waterfalls and fishing, whale watching and boating, Mackay has something for everyone.

A short drive up the beautiful pioneer valley to the Eungella National Park and Broken River and you will see Platypus in the wild. A short drive and ferry ride and you will be on any number of the beautiful Whitsunday islands.

Hot balmy nights and cool summer rain, winters full of sunshine and endless blue skies……….why wouldn’t you make Mackay your new home!

120 days of sunshine

125,000 residents

19-26°C average temperature (ann.)

972km to Brisbane

390km to Townsville

1597.7mm average rainfall (ann.)

90mins to Brisbane

55mins to Townsville

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