Mackay accommodation services both the drive market on the Bruce highway and the tourist market flying in to sample the Reefs and bommies or the wonders of the Whitsunday islands. The city is located close to the central coalfields of Queensland and thousands of miners take their days off in Mackay.
Although the town has lots of quality motel and hotel accommodation it is common for everything in town to be booked out. Mackay motels and hotels are available as well as accommodation in self contained holiday apartments. As you drive into Mackay from the south along the Bruce Highway, you will pass a string of quality motels. At the northern Beaches and on the oceanfront near Mackay's airport there are several great accommodation resorts and hotels and in the center of the CBD there are now several new hotels. Similarly, near the new marina complex at the Mackay port, there are also a number of new hotel and holiday apartment style developements that provide some of the best accommodation in Mackay. Mackay is serviced by all the major domestic airlines with regular services and is the jumping off point for some of the island resorts at the southern end of the Whitsunday Island group.
Eungella National Park is nearby in the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and provides the opportunity for day trips to this beautiful region and the possibility to see a wild platypus. There are also several accommodation resorts in the Eungella National Park vicinity.This website has many Mackay Holiday accommodation specials and packages for the Mackay region.