The tropical city of Mackay lies on the Eastern coast of Australia in the state of Queensland, some 900 Kms from Brisbane. Mackay lies on the banks of River pioneer, and has gained importance as a mining town in the recent times. The place experiences warm weather all year round which supports cultivation of sugarcane. Mackay contributes to over 7 percent of Queensland's GDP.
You can hire a car in Mackay from the airport from 8 AM to 8:30 PM Sunday through Friday, and from 8 AM to 7 PM on Saturdays.
Mackay, apart from being a commerical town, is also famous among tourists because of its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Some of the other must visit attractions in and around the city are:
- Harbour Beach
- The Marina
- Eungella National Park
- Cape Hillsborough National Park
- The Whitsunday Islands
- Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens
Opening hours:Mon 0700-2030 Tue-Fri 0700-2200 Sat 0730-1700 Sun 0730-2200