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Mackay, QLD, Australia
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Lanai Riverside Apartments
8.5 Excellent
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 430 reviews
8.5

Boasting a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Lanai Serviced Apartments is located in Mackay and offers charming accommodation. It also provides free private parking on site and is a short drive from Pine Islet Light, Stadium Mackay and Flat Top Island Light.

Rydges Mackay Suites
7.7 Good
9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,202 reviews
7.7

Situated in Mackay, Rydges Mackay Suites is an easy drive from Greenmount and features an indoor pool. It also offers free public parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from Flat Top Island Light and Stadium Mackay.

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
7.8 Good
55-63 River Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,115 reviews
7.8

Situated in Mackay, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a swimming pool. It provides a gym, as well as a car rental desk, a tour desk and a sun deck.

Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands
7.8 Good
3 Kirribilli Avenue, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,924 reviews
7.8

Located in Mackay, Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands offers comfortable accommodation and features sea views. It also has an outdoor pool and a gym.

Ibis Mackay
8.2 Excellent
Christensen Crescent, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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3.9 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 940 reviews
8.2

Conveniently located minutes from Mackay Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Mackay. It has a gym, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

Mackay Rose Motel
8.6 Excellent
164 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 607 reviews
8.6

Situated in Mackay, the motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

White Lace Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent
73 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.7 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,850 reviews
8.3

This comfortable inn in Mackay offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a kids pool. It also provides free public parking on site and is within a 10-minute drive of Flat Top Island Light, the Forgan Bridge and Stadium Mackay.

Reef Resort Motel
7.1 Good
166-170 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.4 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 761 reviews
7.1

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and laundry facilities.

Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
8.2 Excellent
2c East Gordon Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.2 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 852 reviews
8.2

Located in Mackay, Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel is a short drive from Pine Islet Light and provides free private parking on site. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, babysitting/child services and an outdoor pool.

Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
7.7 Good
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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8.5 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 688 reviews
7.7

Located a five-minute walk from Lamberts Beach, Mackay Seabreeze Apartments was recently refurbished and offers modern rooms with free wireless internet access, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. It also provides a playground, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

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About Mackay

A subtropical city near the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay boasts an array of offshore islands and colourful reefs that are perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving. The Pioneer River meanders past the city’s Art Deco architecture, palm-tree lined streets and quaint waterfront cafes.

Things to do in Mackay

If you’re on a family Mackay holiday, take the kids to Bluewater Lagoon, a water park with a splash zone, multiple pools and thrilling waterslides. Town Beach is ideal for swimming, kiteboarding or taking an afternoon walk on the soft sands. Along with its majestic sunrises, Town Beach backs onto Iluka Park, which has picnic spots and a playground.

Head across Forgan Smith Bridge to North Mackay and grab a lunch of fresh seafood and cocktails while admiring million-dollar yachts at Mackay Marina. From the marina, you can organise Great Barrier Reef sightseeing and fishing cruises. If you prefer to stay on land, venture over to Harbour Beach and grab a beer at the Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club, which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Wander around Mackay’s historic city centre and admire the heritage facades that now house award-winning restaurants, family-owned boutiques and cosy cafes. Coco Cubano Mackay treats you to Cuban-style cuisine in a bar-lounge setting with leather lounges and a funky soundtrack.

Do you have time for a day trip? Make sure you drive to Eungella National Park, about 1.5 hours away. It’s one of the best spots in Australia for seeing platypus in the wild, but also offers Indigenous heritage, peaceful hiking trails and scenic lookouts with beautiful countryside views.

Getting around Mackay

You can easily walk around Mackay’s compact city centre, but it’s best to use taxis or the local Mackay Transit Coaches bus services to visit the northern beaches and harbour. If you plan on exploring more of the region outside the city, hire a car from Mackay Airport, about 10 minutes from the CBD.

Facts about staying in Mackay

  • What is the best place in Mackay for bars and restaurants?

    If you’re looking to book hotels in Mackay, you can find some great deals through HotelsCombined, especially when it comes to hotels that are close to all the best eateries in town. Check out Quest Mackay on Gordon, a stylish 4-star hotel, or for those on a budget, there’s Gecko’s Rest; both of these are located in the centre of Mackay, close to some great restaurants. You’ll be able to walk to the highly regarded Fusion128, a steakhouse and fusion restaurant that is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, while Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant is just down the road and has some great reviews. You can find these places and more around Gordon Street and Victoria Street, close to the south bank of the Pioneer River.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Mackay?

    When it comes to planning a holiday in Australia for the family, Mackay in Queensland is a great place to consider. Mackay hotels that are family friendly and great places to stay in the area include Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel and Coral Cay Resort. Mackay accommodation like this frequently has families stay, with child-friendly swimming pool facilities, family rooms and kids’ menus available. The city itself has a wide range of areas that are fit to stay in, with central areas as well as the east coast side being very suitable. Museums such as Art Space are great for both adults and children, while the Bluewater Lagoon near the banks of Pioneer River is a great place for children, with multiple pools and waterslides for hours of fun in the sun. Of course, the area itself has some popular beaches, such as the city’s Harbour Beach.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Mackay?

    If you’re wondering about the best things to do in Mackay, you’ll realise very quickly it’s a great place to explore beaches, local nature spots, the ocean and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. There are, in fact, 31 different beaches in the area, so you’re spoilt for choice on that front, while the city itself has plenty of Art Deco buildings to admire and museums, cafes and restaurants to try out. It doesn’t stop there, with nearby rainforests filled with local wildlife. If you’re looking to do a bit of everything, accommodation in Mackay like that of the Direct Hotel – Pacific Sands is a great option, being close to the coast but not far from the central areas of the city.

  • What are the best places to stay in Mackay for beaches?

    You’ll see that one of the best things to see in Mackay is its array of impressive beaches, and with so many to pick from, you won’t get tired of visiting a different one each day. There are many hotels you can check out through HotelsCombined that can accommodate the combination of a comfortable stay with the proximity to scenic beaches. In particular, one should check out Econo Lodge Beachside, in the south area of the city. Just outside the city, in the north, you can find hotels like Mantra Mackay, in the Mackay Harbour area; even further north, Dolphin Heads Resort and Ocean View Resort Apartments are located in the area of Dolphin Heads.

  • What are the best hotels in Mackay?

    Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands is a very popular hotel in Mackay, with a score of 7.8 from 1,924 reviews. Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites (7.6 from 728 reviews) and Alara Motor Inn (8.8 from 1,127 reviews) are also highly rated Mackay hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.