Mackay is a tropical city in Queensland with a number of resorts and hotels providing a variety of accommodation for guests visiting this region.
It is located just south of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Island group.
Rainforest, mountains, gorges, estuarine streams, beaches, islands and the Great Barrier Reef are just some of the attractions of Mackay. The weather is superb all year round in this tropical region - temperatures in the warmer months range from 22 to 30c and winter temperatures range from 12 to 22c. The waters temperature of the region vary from 20 to 24c.
There are some nice beaches where the rainforest grows right up to the waters edge, and waters sports are a main feature of Mackay. Just a short boat ride away you have beautiful islands with their own beaches. Past the islands is the Great Barrier Reef and you may visit the reef on a day trip to experience the unique beauty of this natural wonder.