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.
What's in the neighbourhood?
The Mackay City Centre is a mix of Business and Residential areas which offers locals the convenience of city living and ease of accessing free recreational areas.
Mackay’s northern beaches encompass Blacks Beach, Dolphin Heads, Eimeo, Bucasia and Shoal Point.
Just 5kms from the Mackay City Centre, the beaches of Mackay Harbour are a welcome escape for many residents.
North of Mackay
Seaforth, Cape Hillsborough, Halliday Bay, Ball Bay, The Leap, Midge Point, Farleigh, Habana, Mt Ossa.
Pioneer Valley, Eungella & Surrounds
Spanning from the outskirts of Mackay west to Eungella, the Pioneer Valley is made up of a number of towns and small farming communities of both cane and lifestyle farms.
Walkerston is situated on the Peak Downs Highway just shy of 15kms west of the Mackay city centre.
North of the Pioneer River, Mackay incorporates the suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Andergrove, Beaconsfield, Glenella, Rural View and Nindaroo.
The southern suburbs of Mackay include South Mackay, East Mackay, West Mackay, Paget, Ooralea and Bakers Creek.