First, you’ll need somewhere to stay!

Whitsunday Hotel
When you’re organising a family trip, the last thing you need is to worry about where you’re going to stay! For amazing 3-star Mackay accommodation, you simply can’t go past Whitsunday Hotel. With an in-house bistro, restaurant and fully refurbished rooms, you really needn’t go anywhere else! To make an enquiry or book a comfortable suite for your family, give the friendly team at Whitsunday Hotel a call today.
Where: 176 Victoria St, Mackay, QLD 4740

Now you’ve dropped off your bags, check out these local parks and beaches for a budget-friendly trip!

Mackay is renowned for its many pockets of pristine nature walks, beaches and rivers. If you’re looking to get back to nature, and enjoy the beauty of Mackay’s local wildlife, pack a picnic lunch and head to these locations:

  • Mackay’s Northern Beaches: Ideal for families looking for sun, sand and sensational views on their holiday. Just 20 minutes from the CBD, the Northern Beaches offer tropical ambience without total seclusion.
  • Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park: If waterfalls and a tropical forest is more to your liking, Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park is definitely worth the trip, which is an adventure in and of itself! On the way you’ll pass through various rural towns that offer warm hospitality.
  • Hibiscus Coast: Perfect for those who love to get out and explore, the Hibiscus Coast is a 93-kilometre stretch of varying landscape, from sandy beaches to lush forest.

Now the family’s tuckered out, why not treat yourself? We have just the place.

Natural Body & Beauty Clinic
Sometimes a holiday alone isn’t enough to relieve your stress or anxiety, so why not treat yourself to a pamper session at Natural Body and Beauty Clinic? From soothing massages to manicures, facials and body wraps, you’re sure to relax and unwind at this tranquil salon in Mackay. Come in, escape from the outside world and indulge with the amazing team at Natural Body and Beauty Clinic for the cherry on top of an amazing holiday.
Where: 2/19 Palmer St, North Mackay, QLD 4740

If you’re looking for a great family friendly restaurant, check out this gem.

Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant
Nothing quite says ‘family dinner’ more than authentic Italian cuisine. With a menu chock-full of all the traditional favourites, you simply cannot go past Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant for an amazing lunch or dinner. From pizzas and pasta through to a comprehensive selection of wines, you’re sure to love every dish here. Open 7 days, bring the kids for a feast you’ll all enjoy!
Where: 166 Victoria St, Mackay, QLD 4740

Stopping by Rockhampton on your way to Mackay? Check out these amazing nature walks.


Where do you love to visit in Mackay? Let us know in the comments below!