Things To Do In Mackay
Mackay was once a sleepy sugar town, basking in the riches of the sugar
cane industry. Today Mackay is a thriving city and the hub of the rich
coal mining industry to it's west.
Friendly people, plenty of sun and a gentle tropical climate makes Mackay
one of the most sought after towns to raise a family. Sandy beaches, full
employment and the relaxed lifestyle that only the tropics can give, makes
Mackay a perfect paradise for all.
Like to go fishing, swimming, or perhaps sailing the clear blue waters
of the Coral
Sea. Mackay has something for you.
Care for a round of golf, a walk
through dense rainforest or want to grab a bargain in airconditioned
comfort, Mackay can meet your needs also. In fact there is certainly
something that everybody will enjoy in the tropical delights of this
booming Central Queensland City.
Mackay was first settled around 1862, and named after Captain
John Mackay who discovered lush land of the Pioneer Valley. Perfect
for cattle grazing, the early pioneers saw that the climate would be
ideal for growing sugar cane and began an industry that would place
Mackay on maps worldwide.
Today Mackay is home to much more that the cattle and sugar industries.
Mackay is the base for the rich Bowen
Basin coal fields to the west and the coal loading ports of Hay
Point and Dalrymple Bay are directly to the south of Mackay, providing
a steady financial benefit to the regions population.
Relaxed and friendly with golden beaches, tropical islands on the doorstep
and some fabulous scenery inland, holiday makers to the Mackay region
certainly have a huge array of wonders to see and experience.
Come to Mackay and stay for a day or two. Many come here and stay forever.