Mackay is a coastal city in Queensland, Australia, it lies just south of the Northern Queensland region. Mackay and its surroundings is a bundle of natural attraction, including beaches, islands, natural parks, and gorges. The region, however, gets most tourism due to the following three natural wonders. First and foremost is the Eungella National Park, located on the top of the Pioneer River Valley. It is the longest stretch of subtropical rainforest in Australia with 225+ species of birds, 800+ plant species, and Platypus. Another wonder is the Cape Hillsborough National Park, known for spotting kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles and marine life. Finally the Finch Hatton Gorge, freshwater fed waterfalls. Apart from that, the main city has the Bluewater Trail, a 20 km (12.4 miles) pedestrian stretch that runs through all the attractions and points of interest. Mackay Marina Village is at the harbor, attractions are a 130-year-old kerosene powered lighthouse that is still functional in its original style and waterfront properties, about 300 berths are inside yachts and boats, 200 are with apartments. Mackay’s surrounding will give you 31 Beaches and 6 Islands, with Carlisle, Scawfell and Keswick Islands known for its whale spotting and coral reef. Read along because we will give you a list of handpicked Stayz accommodations available in Mackay.
This apartment is an ideal rental for anglers. Vacationers can rent a boat from the ramp and fish by the reef/creek or even better simply head to the beach. The beachfront property has two bedrooms and a bathroom, a family of six can stay here. This property is dog-friendly, but a note here, that only dogs are allowed and that too outside the house.
"The Den" - Downstairs - Grasstree Beachfront ShacksGrasstree Beach, QLD, AU
This compact family home is located in the city and it can accommodate six guests, bedrooms are three and bathroom is one. There is a swimming pool in the backyard, which is fairly visible from the inside. Not something that is a utility, but helpful when you’re worried about children staying with you. Restaurants, cinema and shopping areas are less than 3 km (1.8 miles) away. The minimum rental duration for this property is three nights.
Compact Family Home with Pool in South MackaySouth Mackay, QLD, AU
Very near to the Pioneer River, this holiday home is suitable for fun loving teenagers or college friends. There are three bedrooms and three televisions and even a PlayStation-3 with eight popular titles. Bluewater lagoon water park is also only 100 meters (328 Feet) away. This rental can accommodate six guests but they must share one bathroom.
CITY CENTRE, WATER PARK, WIFI, PAYTV
Not only is the beach fairly visible from the lookout but it is just a 15-second stroll from the property. Truly, it is that close! Every age group can enjoy their vacation in this beach house, while the elders can go fishing and the children can make sand castles. Pets are allowed in the yard, but only after informing with the owner of the property. There are six bedrooms and a single bath. In total, six guests can stay here, and the minimum rental duration is three nights.
Seaforth Beach Haven
This is a large size fully-furnished and sophisticated modern home that can accommodate eight guests. There are four bedrooms while the bathrooms are two and there is even a half bath. Televisions are plenty and board games are also available in-house. Walking just 100 meters (328 feet) will take you to the beach, whereas a short drive takes you to the Mackay shopping area. Parties are allowed here which makes it a great rental for hosting small events and family gathering, but be aware that the bond fee on this property is $500. Pets are allowed.
The Beach Holiday Home
This property is situated in the East Mackay area, where the shopping centers are a few minutes’ away and health facilities are less than 10 minutes’. The rental has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, five guests can sleep here. The backyard of the property is secured by the wall, so kids cannot leave the safe zone. The beach is at a walking distance and the sea here is quite calm. Guests can even catch crabs when the tide is low. The property is pet-friendly.
Mackay Town Beach House
This double deck property is not close to any beach, it is actually situated near the Andergrove area in North Mackay. But that doesn’t mean that the guests can’t have fun. The verandah view from the Lakeside deck holiday house gives you the GoWake Water Park, an aqua park prominent for cable skiing. Mackay city center is just across Pioneer River bridge, beaches are about 2 km (1 mile) away, and every other amenity is within walking limits. The house can accommodate up to eight guests in four bedrooms, baths are two. Pets and smoking are allowed, but the pets must not mess with anything in-house as the security deposit is $500.
Lakeside Deck Holiday House
The Platypus is a modern amenity rental located in the heart of Mackay. Beaches, shopping areas, pubs and everything in Mackay is within proximity. The 20 km (12.4 miles) long iconic Bluewater Trail Route is a two-minute stroll away. The rental is suitable for tourists who seek to enjoy both Mackay and its surroundings and not just the beach view. The Platypus has three bedrooms and two baths and can accommodate six guests. Pets are welcome here.
Mackay Holiday House - The Platypus
This beachfront property lies in the Mackay surroundings, between Ball Bay and Cape Hillsborough National Park. Because the area is not very crowded, beaches and the greenery around the property is still very pristine. This rental is an ideal lodging for naturalists. Cape Hillsborough has so many wallabies, and spotting large monitors is always a fun activity. Furthermore, Ball bay beaches witness Turtle hatching during summer dawns. Maximum occupancy is five here but the tariff for five is slightly more than a couple lodging. There are three bedrooms and one bath, and pets are allowed.
Ball Bay Beachouse Beauty
Hay Point is located in the South Mackay region. It is a one bedroom and one bathroom cottage that can accommodate up to four guests. This cottage is located in the countryside, hence it is some distance away from the Mackay city limits but the experience is quiet and relaxing here, ideal for tourists seeking a getaway from the city life. Mount Hector Park, Hay Reef, and Highwater Reef are near to this location, so one gets to enjoy every bit of pristine nature. And when you get back after touring, you could relax your body in your private pool or you may want to feed the farm animals with the owners. Pets are welcome and smoking inside is also allowed, you just have to keep the ash and butts into the ashtray.
Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast
Something for everyone
Mackay is not just beaches and jungle fun, the city also holds cultural festivals all year round. The River Session Festival and Festival of Arts are some of them. The city has an art-deco style architecture, the town-hall itself is an example, and you get to see lots of attractions when you follow the trail. If you are into bushwalking, the Pioneer River Valley could give you days of trekking experience. Mackay has something for everyone, hope our holiday home listings help you with your vacation planning.
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