Mackay is located between Brisbane and Cairns, it has a relaxed, tropical vibe with an average of 274 sunny days a year.
Mackay is known as the sugar capital of Australia, due to the region producing more than a third of Australia’s cane sugar. It also produces 50 per cent of the state’s coal.
The coastline is littered with tropical islands, some of them the most famous in Australia.
Including the Whitsunday Islands, the Cumberland group, the Newry Island Group and the Linderman Group.
Visitors come from all over the world to experience what the Mackay-Whitsunday region has to offer, such as the Great Barrier Reef and Eungella National Park. Day tours, boat hire and charter flights are available to the majority of the islands.
There are a variety of transport options, with a regional airport flying directly to Brisbane. There are also train services and major highways for those who prefer to drive.
The region is ideal for those searching for a tropical lifestyle where you can snorkel, bush walk and enjoy beautiful natural surroundings to your heart’s content.