Mackay

Mackay is known as the gateway to North Queensland and is the major city hub of its export-oriented industries of sugar and mining.

The City of Mackay is known as the gateway to North Queensland and is the major hub of its export-oriented industries of sugar and mining. Mackay is famous for its history as one of Australia's largest cane farming regions. However, in more recent years, the mining industry has become the mainstay of the local economy.

Mackay is home to two major Ports including Port of Mackay which hosts one of the world's largest bulk sugar terminals, Port of Hay Point which hosts one of the largest coal-loading facilities in the world incorporating Hay Point Coal Terminal and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal. The City is also the closest coastal city centre to the coal mining and cattle grazing Isaac Region, offering all major services to those communities.