Mackay Destinations is one of those places that grow on you. At first you might not even be aware of its existence, but once you've had a taste of that sweet, laid back lifestyle you'll start to 'get it'. Mackay promises plenty of natural highs, from rock-hopping around secluded gorges to waking at sunrise and unzipping your tent to find a mob of wallabies bounding along the beach. Did you know Mackay Destinations is the best place in the world to spot a platypus? And the place to do it is Pioneer Valley & Eungella National Park, 90 kilometers west of Mackay. Area is laced with walking tracks through lush rain forest, past secluded swimming holes – aka prime platypus territory. If you're keen on spotting the shy little mammals for yourself, your chances are best around sunrise and sunset.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? So, for once it’s not the kids in the back seat. This time it’s your partner’s inner child coming out in anticipation of tangling with a chrome-sided, bucket-mouthed, leaping Barramundi whilst fishing in Mackay. Honestly, who could blame them, the fishing here is amazing. Oh, and while you are here, you may as well tick Mackay Fishing Charters, Mangrove Jack, Thread fin Salmon, Queen fish, Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, Coral Trout and Spanish Mackerel off your bucket list as well. You see if it has fins, swims and is an iconic Australian sports-fish highly prized by many, you will find it here in Mackay. It’s not hard to see why really, considering the diversity of aesthetically pleasing landscapes and abundance of species present in this fishing Mecca.
Whether you are an experienced or inexperienced angler, whether you are young or young at heart, the Mackay Fishing Charters options are literally endless and are only bounded by your sense of adventure. Heck, you don’t even need a boat to get amongst the trophy fish here. Fishing off the numerous rock walls, estuarine banks or dedicated fishing platform Mackay Fishing Charters puts you right in the game.
What are you waiting for! There has literally never been a better time to fish the rivers and creeks in the Mackay Destinations. You can opt to stay a couple of minutes away and camp out at Seaport Reserve located right on the beach front or if gleaming is your thing, stay some 15 minutes down the road at Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park who offer a wide range of accommodation suitable to a vast array of budgets. Oh, if this place sounds familiar it’s because it’s internationally famous for having kangaroos and wallabies on the beach at sunrise. This is truly a spectacle to see.