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1 Visit Mango Avenue at Eimeo Beach Mackay

Eimeo is a beachside suburb in Mackay approximately 15 kilometres from the CBD. Eimeo Beach is sheltered and picturesque, a popular choice for swimming. During the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards.

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2 Heritage Walk

The prosperity and pioneering heritage of Mackay is reflected within the Central Business District, a collection of beautifully preserved buildings and art, which give an insight into the region's diverse history.

Heritage Walk

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1 Swim at The Bluewater Lagoon

Comprising three tiered lagoons, the Bluewater Lagoon is a free family-friendly leisure facility overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay's city centre.

Swim at The Bluewater Lagoon

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2 Pioneer Valley & Eungella

A wonderland of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations contrast against a tapestry of sugar cane fields as you head through the Pioneer Valleyinto Eungella National Park.

Pioneer Valley & Eungella

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2 Mackay's Northern Beaches

If sun, sand and sensational ocean views are what you crave for in a holiday, Mackay’s Northern Beaches offer the ambience of a tropical retreat whilst only being 20 minutes from Mackay’s CBD. A luxurious haven for that special summer adv...

Mackay's Northern Beaches

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2 Wallabies on the Beach

At Cape Hillsborough National Park, rainforest literally meets the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, providing unique habitats for plants and animals. Rugged, rainforest-clad hills plunge to rocky headlands of rhyolite boulders.

Wallabies on the Beach

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2 Explore Finch Hatton Gorge

A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction.

Explore Finch Hatton Gorge

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2 Do The Bluewater Trail

Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride along the award winning shared pathway whilst taking in much of the region’s natural beauty.

Do The Bluewater Trail

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3 Drive The Heritage and Mining Trail

Tracing the passage of coal from Queensland's Bowen Basin mines, to the port of export to overseas customers, those with an interest in resources and minerals will enjoy The Heritage and Mining Trail of the Mackay region. ​

Drive The Heritage and Mining Trail

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2 Platypus viewing at Broken River, Eungella National Park

Broken River is recognised as the world’s most certain place to see these crazy critters in the wild. All you need is a bit of patience. There are many things you can do to improve your chances, but here are some key points:

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