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Heritage Walk

Collect a free self-walk brochure from the Visitor Information Centre and discover magnificently restored buildings built by the first settlers, and the best collection of Art Deco architecture in Queensland. Many buildings are recognised for their national importance and listed with the National Trust. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes.
Artspace Mackay

Artspace Mackay

This striking, award winning building right in the city centre, Artspace hosts a modern art gallery, museum, and changing local, national and international displays.
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Marina Village

Marina Village is a palm-lined waterfront esplanade where luxury yachts are moored. Dine alfresco in one of the fine restaurants with views to the southern Whitsunday Islands or enjoy water-based activities (snorkelling, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing). Next door is Harbour Beach and the Pine Islet Lighthouse, the only working kerosene-lit lighthouse in the world.
Beautiful Beaches

Beautiful Beaches

Stretching along Mackay’s coastline are more than 31 glorious beaches all fringed by the turquoise tropical waters of the Coral Sea and The Great Barrier Reef.
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Eungella National Park

Set in the mist-shrouded mountains, 80 km west of Mackay, Eungella is Australia’s longest continual stretch of sub-tropical rainforest. It is home to 860 plant species plus numerous types of wildlife. Do not miss the brilliant Ulysses butterfly and platypus! 25 km of walking trails, from a 10 minute stroll to overnight hikes lead to breathtaking views and scenery.
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Finch Hatton Gorge

Set in the foothills of the picturesque Eungella Range walking tracks lead to deep natural swimming holes amid tropical rainforest. See the Araluen and Wheel of Fire waterfalls and for a truly unique experience go Forest Flying through the treetops of the rainforest.
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Cape Hillsborough National Park

In this pretty park, 50 km north of Mackay, the rainforest literally meets the ocean a terrific park featuring long white sandy beaches and 25 species of tropical butterflies. The unique self-guiding Jupiera Aboriginal trail highlights native plants and inquisitive wallabies that visit the palm fringed beach at sunrise and sunset.
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Botanic Gardens

These beautiful scenic gardens highlighting flora of the Central Queensland Coast bioregion also feature over 3 km of walking and cycling trails, wildlife filled lagoons, themed gardens, a café and gallery making this an enjoyable free recreational experience for all ages.
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