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Attractions & Activities in Mackay

- Fiona Okpalogu, General Manager
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When you stay Rydges, you stay local, and there’s nothing quite like a truly local experience.

My local tip is the perfect soul refresher! The Mackay Marina breakwall is just a short 5 minute drive from the city, with leafy palms lining the waterfront esplanade, stunning views of luxury yachts, sailing boats and beyond to aqua water, blue skies and tropical islands. The perfect place for an afternoon walk, the breakwall juts out from the sandy Harbour Beach and is also home to the Pine Islet Lighthouse, one of the only working kerosene lighthouses left in the world.

Be sure to tag us on social media @rydgeshotels to share your local experiences with us.

- Fiona Okpalogu, General Manager

There are so many things to do near Rydges Mackay Suites, and sitting in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect locale to explore all that the sugarcane capital of Australia has to offer.

Perfectly placed on Wood Street amongst various bars and eateries, Rydges Mackay Suites is within walking distance of numerous local shopping destinations and local attractions, like the marina, Harbour Beach, Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Trail and Mackay Aqua Park.

A short drive will take you north to the soft sand and pristine waters of Mackay’s 31 uncrowded beaches. And when you want to venture a little further, our boutique accommodation in Mackay is the gateway to the stunning rainforests of Cape Hillsborough and Eungella National Park, freshwater cascades of Finch Hatton Gorge, dugong sanctuary of Clairview, and a host of breathtaking tropical islands.

From the spectacular sunrise overlooking Wedge Island to indulging in scones at Old Station Teahouse, spotting platypuses in Broken river, Pioneer River fishing and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Keswick Island’s Basil Bay, our friendly staff will provide you with all the local knowledge.

There is so much to do in the Mackay region, the hardest part is trying to squeeze it all in. And while days can be spent exploring one of Australia’s favourite towns and adventuring across unspoilt tropical islands, through sub-tropical rainforests and over the Great Barrier Reef, guests can unwind of an afternoon and enjoy luxurious nights within the hotel itself.

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