Fishing Adventures - Catch a Whopper in Mackay
Fishermen adore Mackay because this laid back North Queensland destination features some of the most spectacular fishing spots in the country. Both northern and southern fish species mingle in the surrounding waters and anglers have the best of both worlds because of this unique meeting point.
Mackay Marina is perfect for those with their own boat with its five-lane public boat ramp and it’s wealth of docks and berths. The Marina Breakwater is also the perfect place to drop in a line while waiting to go on that boating adventure, you can catch jewfish, mackerel or bream right from the rocks.
Head to the Pioneer River for whiting, flathead and bream fishing or try one of the local dams for some of the best freshwater fishing where you can chase barramundi, sooty grunter and sleepy cod.
Fishing Adventures, Mackay, Fishing Tours
Adventure Tourism in North Queensland
Mackay is known for fantastic adventure tourism and adrenalin pumping adventures - that’s because this natural playground is filled from north to south coast with wilderness and hundreds opportunities for heart-pumping fun.
People soar on engineered wings of fabric and cable while beneath, others dive through the undergrowth on mountain bikes, splashing through shallow creeks. Creeks that lead to rivers upon which kayakers explore. Downstream the rivers open up to the sea.
People are launching themselves from cliff faces into the churning waters below with glee and/or terror on their face as yachts ride the unrelenting wind further out to sea. They cut through white-capped waves as the crew launch their weight to counterbalance, sea spray stinging determined faces.
Adventure Experiences, Mackay, Townsville, Eungella
Keswick Island Getaways - Tropical Paradise so close to Mackay
Located just a stone's throw from tropical Mackay, Keswick Island is nestled amongst the Great Barrier Reef’s stunning turquoise waters.
There’s much to uncover and plenty to see and do. It’s a whole world on natural experiences from tropical rainforests to the white sandy beaches that fringe them. Explore the delights of the vibrant coral reef and get close and personal with the marine life that calls this paradise home.
Staying there is a healthy part of the fun, with unspoilt wildernesses to explore combined with all the first-class amenities you’d expect from a five-star tourist destination. But Keswick is also a brilliant launching platform for a range of other great experiences on the Great Barrier Reef and around Mackay.
Natural Attraction, Mackay, Keswick Island, Great Barrier Reef