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Queensland Explore Centre - Mackay

Mackay Visitor Information Kiosk

When in the city of Mackay make sure your first stop is the Mackay Visitor Information Kiosk located at the Bluewater Lagoon. Our friendly volunteers will happily give advice on the best things to see and do in ours and surrounding regions, as well as make bookings to suit all tastes and budgets! If it is a hot day then why not take a dip in the free-swimming enclosure at the Bluewater Lagoon.

Please note: The Queensland Explore Centre - Mackay will be closed on Chrismas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday


Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am – 4:00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm 


What We Offer:

  • Travel information
  • Accommodation Bookings
  • Tours/Tickets Bookings
  • Brochure and maps

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Tour and taste what’s on offer at the multi-award-winning Sarina Sugar Shed.
2. Explore the hidden wonders that lay above and below the island waters off the coast of Mackay with a day trip on WildCat Mackay.
3. Discover historical, creative and educational experiences at the Sarina District Historical Centre and Yukan Art Gallery – all within the Fields of Dreams parkland
4. Snap a selfie with the local wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos when you trip to Cape Hillsborough beach. While you are there you can trek, picnic and explore the astonishing Cape Hillsborough National Park – the site of rainforests, eucalyptus, mangroves, shorelines and rocky headlands.
5. Tick off your ‘Australia big things’ list with a selfie alongside Buffy the big cane toad!
6. Drive to the Mackay CBD and take a splash at the Blue Lagoon pools near Pioneer River.
7. Explore and relax at many unspoiled seashore locations including Freshwater Point, Coral Point Reef and Grasstree beach.
8. Experience Australia’s youngest tropical and cultural oasis just 30 mins north at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.
9. Take a drive through the Pioneer Valley and visit Finch Hatton Gorge and Eungella National Park. While you are there make sure to try and spot a platypus up at Broken River.
10. View the largest coal export facility in the world from Hay Point terminal lookout.

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4837 1228
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Website: https://www.mackayregion.com/