Mackay, that is: remote islands, many beaches, untouched coral reefs, exciting fishing spots, friendly people, spectacular national parks, and all this with tropical weather; a popular destination for travelers, but not crowded.
Mackay, with its 80,000 inhabitants is located 900 km north of Brisbane. In front lies the Great Barrier Reef with the beautiful Whitsunday Islands; in the hinterland there are many sugar cane plantations and national parks with rainforests, gorges, waterfalls, crystal clear streams, lakes and mountains.
The weather is nice all year round with summer temperatures from 24 to 33° C and winter temperatures from 16 to 24° C; always warm enough to swim, snorkel or dive.
What you can do in your free time:
- explore islands
- water ski
- Hiking in the hinterland
- Sports in the Sports Clubs