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Ibis Mackay
Ibis Mackay
8.3 Excellent
Christensen Crescent, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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3.9 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 859 reviews
8.3

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.

Coral Cay Resort
Coral Cay Resort
8.1 Excellent
14-18 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 815 reviews
8.1

This modern resort in Mackay provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a sauna and an outdoor pool. It also offers free private parking on site and Ray Mitchell Oval, Flat Top Island Light and Stadium Mackay are a short car trip away.

Rydges Mackay Suites
Rydges Mackay Suites
7.7 Good
9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Mackay 
GoodBased on 1,177 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.

White Lace Motor Inn
White Lace Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent
73 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.7 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 1,782 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.

Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands
Direct Hotels - Pacific Sands
7.9 Good
3 Kirribilli Avenue, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.3 km from city centre, Mackay 
GoodBased on 1,822 reviews
7.9

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

Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites
Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites
7.6 Good
23 Alfred Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Mackay 
GoodBased on 706 reviews
7.6

Boasting an outdoor pool, Oaks Mackay Carlyle Suites is located in Mackay and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, an express check-in and check-out feature and babysitting/child services.

Alara Motor Inn
Alara Motor Inn
8.8 Excellent
52 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.5 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 1,074 reviews
8.8

Boasting an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi, Alara Motor Inn is located in Mackay and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, meeting rooms and a kids pool.

Cool Palms Motel
Cool Palms Motel
8.1 Excellent
4 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 784 reviews
8.1

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
7.8 Good
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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8.5 km from city centre, Mackay 
GoodBased on 668 reviews
7.8

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.

Econo Lodge Beachside
Econo Lodge Beachside
9.0 Excellent
2 Bridge Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.8 km from city centre, Mackay 
ExcellentBased on 133 reviews
9.0

This charming motel in Mackay offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and babysitting/child services. It is ideally located for those wishing to visit local attractions.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Mackay:$116/night
Cheapest price found:$30/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$67 - $179
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$105 - $134
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Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
7.9 Good
55-63 River Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

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.

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Econo Lodge Beachside
Econo Lodge Beachside
9.0 Excellent
2 Bridge Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.8 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This charming motel in Mackay offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and babysitting/child services. It is ideally located for those wishing to visit local attractions.

3
Bel Air Motel
Bel Air Motel
10.0 Excellent
10 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a playground and an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

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Ibis Mackay
Ibis Mackay
8.3 Excellent
Christensen Crescent, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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3.9 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

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.

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Shakespeare Motel
Shakespeare Motel
8.5 Excellent
309 Shakespeare Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This comfortable motel in Mackay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and luggage storage. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Reef Resort Motel
Reef Resort Motel
7.2 Good
166-170 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.4 km from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

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.

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Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
7.2 Good
34 Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre,  

This comfortable hostel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and luggage storage. It is close to the Forgan Bridge, eateries and shops.

$30
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Taylors Hotel
Taylors Hotel
4.8 Okay
126 Wood Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Taylors Hotel provides a comfortable base when visiting Mackay and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also features an atm/cash machine, a dart board and a vending machine.

$39
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Paradise Lodge Motel
Paradise Lodge Motel
6.1 Good
19 Peel Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Located a five-minute walk from Caneland Central, Paradise Motel was refurbished recently and offers modern rooms with a refrigerator, free wireless internet access and a seating area. It is situated a brief stroll from Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

$57
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Kooyong Hotel
Kooyong Hotel
6.5 Good
1 Harbour Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.8 km from city centre,  

Located in Mackay, Kooyong Hotel is a short drive from Pine Islet Light and provides on-site parking. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$69
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Boomerang Motor Hotel
Boomerang Motor Hotel
7.0 Good
307 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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3.8 km from city centre,  

Located in Mackay, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It also offers laundry facilities, an atm/cash machine and meeting rooms.

$76
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Mcguire's CBD Hotel
Mcguire's CBD Hotel
6.6 Good
17 Wood Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Located in Mackay, McGuire's CBD Hotel is an easy drive from Stadium Mackay and Pine Islet Light. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

$77
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Miners Lodge Motor Inn
Miners Lodge Motor Inn
7.4 Good
60-62 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

$81
Avg. per night
Sun Plaza Motel - Mackay
Sun Plaza Motel - Mackay
7.4 Good
35 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.4 km from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a kids pool. It is conveniently located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$84
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Hotel prices in Mackay

2 stars and under
Mcguire's CBD Hotel
No. 1 most popular

Mcguire's CBD Hotel

17 Wood Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

6.6 Good
$77

Avg. per night

Paradise Lodge Motel
No. 2 most popular

Paradise Lodge Motel

19 Peel Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

6.1 Good
$57

Avg. per night

Taylors Hotel
Best value

Taylors Hotel

126 Wood Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

4.8 Okay
$39

Avg. per night

3 stars
Mackay Rose Motel
No. 1 most popular

Mackay Rose Motel

164 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

8.6 Excellent
$113

Avg. per night

Mid City Motor Inn
No. 2 most popular

Mid City Motor Inn

2 Macalister Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

8.3 Excellent
$104

Avg. per night

Miners Lodge Motor Inn
Best value

Miners Lodge Motor Inn

60-62 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

7.4 Good
$81

Avg. per night

4 stars +
Rydges Mackay Suites
No. 1 most popular

Rydges Mackay Suites

9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

7.7 Good
$144

Avg. per night

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel
No. 2 most popular

Oaks Mackay Rivermarque Hotel

55-63 River Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

7.9 Good
$151

Avg. per night

Reef Resort Motel
Best value

Reef Resort Motel

166-170 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

7.2 Good
$97

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Mackay

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

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

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.

Mackay travel FAQs

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.

  • What are the best hotels in Mackay?

    Ibis Mackay is a very popular hotel in Mackay, with a score of 8.3 from 859 reviews. Coral Cay Resort (8.1 from 815 reviews) and Rydges Mackay Suites (7.7 from 1,177 reviews) are also highly rated Mackay hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • 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.