Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Mackay

Situated halfway between Brisbane and Cairns, Mackay is surrounded by lush rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches and the fertile Pioneer Valley. It is home to one of Australia’s richest sugar cane growing regions. Out to sea, The Great Barrier Reef’s colourful coral, fish and secluded islands provide a tropical playground for everyone. Excellent restaurants, beautiful parks and a vibrant art scene ensure there is something in Mackay for every taste and budget.

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Tango at Cafe Tortoni

The historic Café Tortoni opened its doors for the first time in 1858, and it is one of the best places in the city to experience traditional tango. Once a favourite haunt of artists, writers and musicians, it really brings to life the bohemian side of Buenos Aires, and it keeps the tradition alive with riveting and intimate tango performances.
Adresse: Av. de Mayo 825, Buenos Aires
Telefon: +54 11 4342 4328
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 08h-13h, Sun 9h-13h

Wine Tasting at Palacio Duhau

Inside the gorgeous Palacio Duhau Hotel, the Vinoteca hosts exclusive nightly wine tasting events that showcase some of the country's best vintages. Take a tour of the Argentina's different regions through its wines, expertly paired with artisanal cheeses for an unforgettable experience.
Adresse: Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires
Telefon: +54 11 5171 1234
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12:30h-15h, 19h-00h; Sun 12:30h-19h

Heritage Walk

Collect a free self-walk brochure from the Visitor Information Centre and discover magnificently restored buildings built by the first settlers, and the best collection of Art Deco architecture in Queensland. Many buildings are recognised for their national importance and listed with the National Trust. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes.
Adresse: River Street, Mackay

Artspace Mackay

This striking, award winning building right in the city centre, Artspace hosts a modern art gallery, museum, and changing local, national and international displays.
Adresse: Gordon Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4961 9722
Åpningstider: Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10am–3pm, Mon closed

Marina Village

Marina Village is a palm-lined waterfront esplanade where luxury yachts are moored. Dine al fresco in one of the fine restaurants with views to the southern Whitsunday Islands or enjoy water-based activities (snorkelling, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing). Next door is Harbour Beach and the Pine Islet Lighthouse — the only working kerosene-lit lighthouse in the world.
Adresse: Mulherin Drive, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4955 6855

Beautiful Beaches

Stretching along Mackay’s coastline are more than 31 glorious beaches all fringed by the turquoise tropical waters of the Coral Sea and The Great Barrier Reef.

Eungella National Park

Set in the mist-shrouded mountains 80 km west of Mackay, Eungella is Australia’s longest continual stretch of sub-tropical rainforest. It is home to 860 known plant species plus numerous types of wildlife. Do not miss the brilliant Ulysses butterfly and platypus! 25 km of walking trails, from a 10 minute stroll to overnight hikes that lead to breathtaking scenery.
Adresse: Pioneer Valley Road, Mackay

Finch Hatton Gorge

Set in the foothills of the picturesque Eungella Range walking tracks lead to deep natural swimming holes amid tropical rainforest. See the Araluen and Wheel of Fire waterfalls and for a truly unique experience go Forest Flying through the treetops of the rainforest.
Adresse: Finch Hatton Gorge Road, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4958 3359
Billetter: Bookings essential for Forest Flying.

Cape Hillsborough National Park

In this pretty park, 50 km north of Mackay, the rainforest literally meets the ocean a terrific park featuring long white sandy beaches and 25 species of tropical butterflies. The unique self-guiding Jupiera Aboriginal trail highlights native plants and inquisitive wallabies that visit the palm fringed beach at sunrise and sunset.
Adresse: Mount Ossa Road, Mackay

Botanic Gardens

These beautiful scenic gardens highlighting flora of the Central Queensland Coast bioregion also feature over 3 km of walking and cycling trails, wildlife filled lagoons, themed gardens, a café and gallery making this an enjoyable free recreational experience for all ages.
Adresse: 9 Lagoon Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4952 7300

Bluewater Lagoon

Bluewater Lagoon is a must-visit entertainment spot when in town — it's a fun water park that is completely free for visitors. Pools, water slides, sunbeds and a great time for the whole family guaranteed.
Adresse: 32 River St, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4952 5244

Orchid Display House

The Orchid Display House inside Queens Park in East Mackay is a great place to marvel at beautiful blooming flowers — an activity that goes nicely with the general tropical vibe of the city.
Adresse: Queens park, Goldsmith Street, Mackay
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 10am–11am / 2pm–3pm, Sun 10am–2pm, Sat closed

Culture at Centro Cultural Borges

This cultural centre, named after one of the country's best and most beloved authors, Jorge Luis Borges, hosts an astonishing variety of performances and exhibitions. From ballet and tango to experimental theatre and orchestras, indie films, photography and art expos, you are sure to find something interesting during your visit.
Adresse: Viamonte 525, Buenos Aires
Telefon: +54 11 5555 5359
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10h-21h, Sun 12h-21h

Lighthouse Seafood Mackay

Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant serves lovely seafood dishes. As the restaurant's name suggests, it is located at Mackay Harbour, right beside its white beacon. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Adresse: 1 Mulherin Drive, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4955 5699
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–7:30pm

Breakwater Bar and Restaurant

With blackboard daily specials, Mackay Yacht Club offers value for the money. The menu offers a great variation of seafood, salads, steak and other treats.
Adresse: 9 Southern Breakwater Road, Mackay Harbour
Telefon: +61 7 4955 4950
Åpningstider: Wed–Thu 9am–9pm, Fri 9am–10pm, Sat 8:30am–10pm, Sun 8:30am–9pm, Mon–Tue closed

Latitude 21

Lattitude 21 is a sophisticated and stylish restaurant located at Mantra Mackay Marina. Here you will find nice Australian cuisine with a great selection of wine.
Adresse: Mulherin Drive, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4955 9400
Åpningstider: A la carte dinner Tue–Sat from 5.30 pm

Eimeo Pacific Hotel

Set on a cliff overlooking the beach and the Coral Sea, this hotel not only rewards you with amazing views but also with some tasty pub food, including burgers and fish and chips. Check the hotel's Facebook page for upcoming live music events.
Adresse: 1 Mango Avenue, Eimeo
Telefon: +61 7 4954 6106
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–8pm

Galleons Restaurant

Galleons offers a dining experience in a setting like no other: seated in a warmly lit dining hall overlooking a tropical-looking naturalistic pool with a small waterfall, you will be served some of the best seafood dishes on town.
Adresse: 1 Bridge Road, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4957 2044
Åpningstider: Always open

Feria Plaza Serrano

A typical Argentininan crafts fair offering handcrafted jewelry, clothes, bags and many other colorful accessories. Compared to other Buenos Aires' fairs it is slightly smaller but very easy to access, as well as close to Palermo neighborhood and therefore to the many bars and restaurants of the area.
Adresse: Plaza Serrano, Buenos Aires
Telefon: +54 11 4699-0612
Åpningstider: Sat 14-20; Sun 11-20

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC)

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC) is an outstanding venue hosting high profile Australian and international entertainers. Check the schedule to see what's on while you're in town.
Adresse: 258 Alfred Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4961 9777
Åpningstider: Box Office: Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm, Sat 10am–1pm


THE DISPENSARY is a cafe, restaurant, and bar all in one. It features the city's largest wine and whisky collection, as well as a wide selection of beers and cocktails. With several charming and modern ambiances to choose from and a menu that goes from breakfast to dinner, you surely do not want to miss out on this place.
Adresse: 84 Wood Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4951 3546
Åpningstider: Bar: Fri–Sat 4pm–midnight

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Buenos Aires is one of the world's great literary cities, and there is no better place to browse shelf after shelf in search of a hidden gem than El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Housed in a former grand theatre, the setting alone is worth a visit, and book-lovers will want to spend entire days admiring the volumes that extend wall-to-wall.
Adresse: Av. Santa Fe 1860, Buenos Aires
Telefon: +54 11 4813 6052
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 09h-22h, Sun 12h-22h

Caneland Central

Caneland Central, walking distance from the Mackay Central Business District, is the largest shopping centre in the region with over 120 stores and services in one convenient location. You will find brands like Footlocker, Dotti, Crossroads, EB Games, Ed Harry, Ice Design, Mays, Millers and Pandora here.
Adresse: Mangrove Road & Victoria Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4944 7111

Sydney Street Markets

Sydney Street Markets is housed in a modern shopping centre with a supermarket, 21 specialty retail stores, beauty and al fresco dining venues.
Adresse: 31 Gordon St, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4933 5000

Mount Pleasant Centre

Located away from the busy city centre streets, this mall is much more compact than Canelands but feels much less crowded while still providing a large variety of shopping options.
Adresse: Corner Bucasia Road and Phillip Street, Mount Pleasant
Telefon: +61 7 4969 2400

The Reject Shop

Located inside the Caneland shopping centre, this department store is definitely worth visit. Browsing through its items is fun for all, as everything from household items to games and toys is on sale here. You never know what great deals are waiting for you on the shelves of this massive Aussie retail giant.
Adresse: Mangrove Road, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4951 0455

Let the Children Play Toyshop

This treasure store is a paradise for the kids, offering unique and creative range of imported and Australian toys, puzzles, games, models and children’s books. Here you will find eco-friendly and educational toys that encouraging fun.
Adresse: 15B Macalister St, Mackay
Telefon: +61 455 958 932

A Deja Vu Experience

This charming European inspired store is located in the heart of Mackay and houses elegant giftware, homewares, handbags, French Provincial furniture and much more. Inside is also a tea room offering Devonshire tea, lunches and High Tea.
Adresse: 29 Sydney Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4951 2057

Angus & Coote

Angus & Coote is one of Australia's leader in jewellery, watch and giftware and was formed 1895. Here you will find amazing diamonds, coloured gems, gold and silver jewellery in high quality.
Adresse: Victoria road, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4953 5344

Best & Less

Not only providing fashion and footwear for the whole family, women, men, kids and baby, but also offers homewares. You will find this store inside Caneland Central in Mackay.
Adresse: Victoria Road, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4951 1533
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed & Fri 9am–5:30pm, Thu 9am–9pm, Sat 9am–4pm, Sun 10am–4pm

M’Lady’s Shoes

Bold and playful are the key words for M’Lady’s Shoes. For over 30 years they have been providing quality women's shoes for all needs. Brand names such as Tilly Rose, Brazilio, Django and Juliette, Gamins, Piazza Grande, Mia Bellissima, Luciana Barraccini can be found here.
Adresse: 52 Wood St, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4957 5931

Kitten Vintage

Kitten Vintage is a unique vintage shop and cat cafe combo. Browse their ever changing range of antique items, quirky and amusing upcycled vintage furniture and collectables, retro style clothing and accessories. Every room is themed and you can step back in time and sit amongst it on an old Genoa lounge or 1960s dining room table with friends enjoying some organic tea. The cats are usually happy to interact with guests and the owner and decorator Deb is a ray of sunshine.
Adresse: 78 Harbour Rd, North Mackay
Telefon: +61 431 930 515
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 10am–4pm

Feria de San Pedro Telmo

Every Sunday at Feria de San Pedro Telmo, in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood, a fascinating market takes place that covers the square and surrounding cobblestone streets with antiques and handicrafts, and the whole area bustles with life and music and eager shoppers searching for that rare find.
Adresse: Feria de San Pedro, Defensa 1098, Buenos Aires
Åpningstider: Sun 10h-17h


Mackay Airport is located within 10 minutes drive to the city centre and can be easily reached by taxi, rental cars or Greyhound coaches. Bus Transfer Greyhound coaches offers regular services to and from Mackay CBD and located at the northern end of the of the terminal where the baggage carousels are situated. Rental Car You will find rental car in the arrivals area of Mackay Airport. Companies available at Mackay Airport include Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Redspot. Taxi Mackay Whitsunday Taxis, one of the largest taxi service areas in Queensland, provides door to door services from the front of the terminal. From outside Mackay Phone 07 4944 4955 / or local free phone 131008. Rideshare operators Ola and Shebah provide transport to and from the airport.
Adresse: Boundary Rd East, East Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4957 0201

Public Transport

Mackay Transit Coaches operate urban bus services within Mackay city and district, Monday to Saturday. Tickets can be purchased on board.
Telefon: +61 7 4957 3330


Taxis are readily available with taxi ranks situated at the airport and in the town centre. Rideshare operators Ola and Shebah, Uber and Didi operate in Mackay area, too.
Adresse: 4 Tennyson St, Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4944 4955


Australia Post – Mackay Post Shop
Adresse: 65-69 Sydney Street, Mackay
Telefon: +61 13 13 18
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm


There is no 24-hour pharmacy in Mackay, but you can find West Mackay Pharmacy at:
Adresse: 135/137 Nebo Rd, West Mackay
Telefon: +61 7 4957 4636
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–8pm


Country code: +61 Area code: 07


230–240V / 50Hz Plug type I (Used in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Argentina and others)