A popular getaway for generations of Australians, Mackay is packed with spots to set up camp and enjoy the warm, winter sun, as well as being home to RV owners ready to share their mobile holiday home with you.
Mackay makes an ideal base to snorkel, dive and swim in the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. It is also only 2 hours away from the stunning Whitsundays; a paradise of aqua blue waters and 74 islands teeming with natural wonders. Whether you want to camp on a secluded beach, in an activity-packed resort or lush hinterland, camping in Mackay is a dream.
The Mackay region is home to 30 beautiful beaches; visitors can cool off with a swim at the popular Harbour Beach, go surfing at Lamberts Beach and take in an incredible sunset at Far Beach. Don’t like sand in your togs? Take the whole family for a fun, refreshing swim at the Bluewater Lagoon pools in Mackay’s CBD. Travel just an hour west and go bushwalking in the beautiful Eungella National Park and Pioneer Valley,
Australia’s longest, oldest stretch of subtropical rainforest, ranging over 51,700 hectares. Take a day trip and go hiking, mountain biking, wildlife watching or horse riding amongst the tall eucalypts and exotic Caribbean pines of Cathu State Forest, just an hour north of Mackay.