6 days in Mackay & Airlie Beach Itinerary

6 days in Mackay & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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6 days in Mackay & Airlie Beach Itinerary

Start: Mackay
1
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Mackay

2
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Step out of Mackay to go to Cape Hillsborough and see Cape Hillsborough National Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bluewater Trail, make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park, take some stellar pictures from Slade Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackay online trip builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mackay. In July, daytime highs in Mackay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cape Hillsborough National Park
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You've now added Turtle Tours to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Turtle Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip tool .

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Mackay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 20°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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