Birdwatching in North Queensland

When you’re thinking of things to do in North Queensland, visiting the local mining towns may not exactly spring to mind. But being overlooked can sometimes have its advantages.

Mackay is part of the Mining Trail drive, along which you’ll find many rustic and industrious townships that have sprung up since the mining boom.

Surprisingly, these places are home to a variety of bird species that even the most passionate birdwatcher would hope to see. The towns host a diverse range of habitats and enable our winged friends to flourish.

Mackay attraction - Discover the Sugar Mill

During the crushing and harvest season in Mackay which is coming up and runs from May to December, you can take a fantastic tour that gives a great insight into the running of the sugar cane industry of the region.

Discover how the sugar itself is made on a tour that takes you through every step of the fascinating process, taking a crop of green plants and changing it into the sweet and delicious product we all use.

The guides are experienced and knowledgeable, offering a great experience for the curious.