north queensland the adventure awaits


north queensland the adventure awaits

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.

Experiences, Attraction, Sugar Mill

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See Mackay from sky high - sky diving and air tour adventures

Rated as one of the best experiences in Mackay, you can take to the skies and experience unparalleled views on an air tour or adrenaline-pumping skydive.

Launch yourself from a height of 10,000 feet or more and plummet to earth for around 45 seconds in an exhilarating tandem skydive with an experienced professional tandem master.

Open the chute and then float lazily beneath the canopy of your chute for five minutes, taking in the beautiful scenery of Mackay below.

Tours, Sky Diving

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Stunning Mackay attraction - The Orchid House

When in Mackay make sure to spend some time at the Ken Burgess Display House, commonly referred to as the Orchid House.

It’s a wonderful way to spend an hour or two, exploring the large, hexagonal-shaped greenhouse in bloom.

It’s absolutely beautiful. Enter a cool oasis that’s surrounded by majestic trees and tropical gardens.

Attractions, Mackay, Orchid House

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Mackay's Bluewater Trail

A new and wonderful addition to Mackay’s natural spaces, the Bluewater Trail in Mackay visits all of the important natural and recreational spaces in Mackay.

You’ll visit the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, a fantastic recreational space in and of itself, with beautiful gardens and plenty of space.

The Bluewater trail then runs through the Sandfly Creek Environmental Walkway, a great walk and a great ride too. It then takes advantage of the Catherine Freeman Walk before passing the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon swimming facility, offering a chance to cool off with a dip into the waters.

Natural Attraction, Mackay, Bluewater Trail

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Clermont and the Old Town

Clermont is an old mining town in the Mackay region, filled with history from Australia’s pioneering days.

Following the discovery of gold at Nelson’s Gully in 1861, 1862 saw the first camps of prospectors line the gentle sloping banks of Hood’s Lagoon.

Within the year a small town had sprung up, with a general store and around 30 diggings, hopefuls waiting for their big score, waiting to strike rich off the gold.

Walks, Mackay, Clermont, Swimming, Family Picnic

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