Uncovering the culinary and cultural delights of the Mackay region

From inner-city artworks to hidden rainforest cafes.

Well known for its abundance of breathtaking wildlife experiences set amongst some of Australia’s most spectacular natural surrounds, the Mackay region has become a must visit destination for nature lovers. 

Visitors to Mackay are pleasantly surprised to discover the rich cultural and culinary experiences that await. Australia’s sugar capital is home to a sweet arts scene, with more than 20 public art installations celebrating Mackay’s Indigenous and agricultural history and vibrant, blossoming future.   

Rivalling the inner-city artworks of Melbourne or Sydney, Mackay’s Fifth Lane has been transformed through a creative makeover with innovative murals based on the region’s local culture and wildlife. 

Award-winning, succulent, fresh and local are all words used to describe Mackay’s culinary scene. The region offers something for every tastebud, from seafood restaurants at the Marina, to hidden cafes in the rainforest, beachfront dining, healthy espresso and ice-cream bars and trendy inner-city dining experiences.

Moss on wood restaurant

One of Mackay’s leading restaurants, with accommodation of an equally exceptional quality, is Moss on Wood at Rydges Mackay Suites. Conveniently located in the heart of Mackay, Rydges Mackay Suites offers business and leisure travellers a deluxe accommodation experience in a prime location. Moss on Wood offers a modern twist on city dining, with a fresh hint of urban chic. This atmosphere creates a perfect space to enjoy a meal or beverage with friends, family and work colleagues.

Whether it is to uncover the cultural delights, taste the culinary excellence or experience a renowned natural paradise teeming with wildlife, take a visit to the Mackay region. It’s the spectacular gem that’ll make holiday memories to last a lifetime.