Mackay Region Info
Art deco buildings, cute cafes and palm-tree lined streets make up the city heart of Mackay, while nothing is more than a 20-minute drive away.
- Slip on your deck shoes and settle in for an afternoon of tapas, cocktails and yacht-envy on the water at the Mackay Marina.
- Walk or ride the Bluewater Trail, taking you past the Pioneer River, Botanic Gardens, free man-made swimming lagoon and fishing platforms.
Beaches & Rainforest
Those in the know have been exploring Eungella National Park for years, but there always something new to be discovered in Australia’s oldest and longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest.
- Pack a picnic and plunge into the cool fresh waters of Finch Hatton Gorge.
- Take your pick of the 31 beaches that surround Mackay.
Catch all the action of events like the annual Mackay Beach Horse Races for a different spin on beach fun.
Paul Dolan can help arrange accommodation that will suit any budget. He does practice catch and release but if you wish to keep a food fish you can. Golden Trevally Queen fish and other sportfish species are all released while Fishing Mackay with MFSF. Paul uses artificial lures or flies either by use of spinning tackle, bait caster or fly rod. Handling of fish is done with extreme care as he knows that the fish are too valuable to be caught only once on your Mackay Fishing Charter!