Create your own rainforest, river or reef adventure
There’s something for everyone in the Mackay region.
The varied landscapes of the Mackay region are some of the most ecologically diverse in Australia. There are few other parts of the world where someone can experience such varied natural beauty within a two-hour drive.
The lifeblood supporting any ecosystem is its river so it is fitting to base yourself riverside whilst exploring the surrounding region. The Pioneer River is one of Australia’s only true-blue water rivers. The Pioneer riverbed is sand, not mud, which gives its waters a mesmerising blue colouring that resembles a coral reef, not a city dividing river.
The Pioneer River also offers incredible fishing with barramundi, salmon and queenfish all catchable within a stone’s throw of the city centre.
Looking for a relaxing place to explore the CBD? Offering unbeatable views of the Pioneer River, Lanai Riverside Apartments is also conveniently located near major shopping and entertainment facilities. Lanai boasts stylish accommodation and fantastic facilities including a heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, meeting room and BBQ facilities.
Heading west of Mackay, the stunning Pioneer Valley brings visitors to the lush, tropical rainforests of Eungella National Park. Visitors to Eungella can explore kilometres of rainforest hiking trails, refreshing waterfalls and even spot a platypus.
A two-hour drive south west leads to the outback plains of the Isaac region. Isaac is as rich in heritage, culture and character as it is in resources.
Less than two hours north of Mackay are the wonders of the Whitsundays, where the unrivalled coral reefs and islands need no introduction.
Whether your dream getaway is trekking through rainforest, relaxing on the beach, reeling in that dream catch, or gazing upon an abundance of native wildlife, the Mackay region is the holiday destination for you.