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DHR U221 Mackay · 💎The View @ Dolphin Heads💎

Relax and unwind at our Resort in Dolphin Heads. Just 15 min from Mackay cbd. 6 Beach rd, Dolphin Heads. Let our perfect weather, friendly resort staff and well appointed rooms put your busy life on pause for a little while.

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BUSINESS-READY & FAMILY FRIENDLY TOWNHOUSE IN CBD

City fringe refurbished townhouse. Unlimited WiFi, NBN, A/C throughout, wireless charging, surge protection, laptop station. Modern kitchen, coffee machine, living area with TV, European laundry & covered patio downstairs. Two bedrooms & bathroom upstairs. Child safety gates at both ends of stairwell, cot on-site. The City never sleeps, but the home is quiet & peaceful. ID verification and photo ID may be requested by host.

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City & Surf - beachside apartment for up to 4

City & Surf is a self contained one bedroom apartment with en-suite bathroom, rumpus room & kitchenette on the downstairs level of our Queenslander, ideally located within walking distance to Iluka(Town) Beach, parks & a 5min drive to the CBD & airport. Offering private access, air-con, NBN wifi 2.4&5GHz, TV & a DVD player with a small range of kids DVD's. Comfortable queen bed in the bedroom and double bed in the rumpus room. Perfect for couples, solos, business travellers & families.

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Peaceful Double Bedroom
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Cute room bathed in pink for the feminine at heart
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Bed for single walking distance Base Hospital
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Classic Queenslander Room #2
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Summerhouse Gardens at Mt. Pleasant
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Beach Breeze Holiday Home
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Best Location +PoolTable+bar+pool +Tarven
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BVM 5 mins to CBD, ideal for work crews/long stays
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GNM Ideal for long stays and work crews.
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IN THE CITY CENTRE WATERPARK*NETFLIX*WIFI*
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Mackay Town Beach House!
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Charming Queenslander, Private,close to Base Hospital Ground floor

Pet-friendly apartments

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Armstrong beach apartment
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Ocean Breezes with Leafy View with Wi-fi & Netflix
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Bucasia Luxury Beach Front Retreat Kitchen n Pool
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Seaforth Holiday Units Large Family Studio.

Apartments with kitchens

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Modern 2 Bed Apt Wheelchair Friendly
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Central 3 bed unit with Pool & Secure Parking
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Walking distance to CBD Studio with Kitchen
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Modern Dual Key Rooms Heart of Mackay
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Dual Key Apartments Perfect for business trip
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Stunning 2 Bedroom, Self Contained City Apartment
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Dual Key Three Bedroom Apartment close to CBD
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Stylish 1 bed apartment Secured parking
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Walking distance to CBD Studio with Kitchen
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Modern 1 Bed Apt with Pool & Gym in CBD!
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Oversized balcony Modern Apartment
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Amazing Views Self Contained Apartment

Your guide to Mackay

All About Mackay

Known as the sugar capital of Australia due to its industrial heritage, the city of Mackay sits on the Pioneer River as it winds its way into the Coral Sea on the east coast of Queensland. The city is surrounded by a dizzying array of subtropical rainforests and national parks that are all within easy reach, including Cape Hillsborough with its kangaroos and wallabies, and Eungella, with peaks covered in a shroud of mist.

As you stroll through the streets of Mackay, you will encounter stunning examples of Art Deco architecture. Bordered by palm trees on the north side of town sits Mackay Marina, where you can glimpse the luxury yachts and the gleaming white Port Islet lighthouse as you walk along the promenade. The breakwater to the marina provides shelter to Harbour Beach, which is where you find visitors taking the sun and spotting islands in the distance. This sandy beach is the city’s destination for surfers and where you can try your hand at various water sports.


How do I get around Mackay?

Mackay Airport (MKY) is in the south part of the city, within easy reach of all parts of town. Flights go to and from Rockhampton Airport (ROK), Townsville Airport (TSV), Brisbane Airport (BNE), and Sydney Airport (SYD). It’s easy to hire a car at the airport to explore the local area and its national parks, driving past the green cane sugar fields. Mackay also benefits from a regular bus service to different locations in the region. Many of the city’s main sights are within walking distance and taxis are also available. If you’d prefer to travel by train, the main station is in the Paget area, close to the airport, with journeys to many destinations in the state. Coach services also serve the city, with one of the routes available an 11-hour coach journey from Brisbane to Mackay.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Mackay?

Although Queensland is known as the Sunshine State, be aware that Mackay does have a rainy season between December and the end of March, where high amounts of rainfall are possible, particularly in the afternoon. So if this is when you’ll be staying at your pet-friendly accommodation in Mackay, be sure to bring your umbrella with you. This is also when the city experiences its highest temperatures.

In the winter months, temperatures are still warm and there are limited amounts of rainfall. This is a more comfortable time to visit the national parks in the region. If you come to the area between July and September, you may get the chance to see some of the whales as they pass along the coast. One of the city’s busiest periods of the year is July, when it plays host to the two-week Mackay Festival of Arts, which features musicians, comedians, art exhibitions, and food tastings.


What are the top things to do in Mackay?

Wildlife spotting in the Botanic Gardens

Take some time away from the beach for a visit to the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, which is around five kilometres from the centre of the city. You can discover many of the exquisite plants from the local area, such as the Mount Blackwood holly and cheese fruit, as well as other native Australian species, including the blue umbrella. The gardens have a series of trails and lagoons that are brimming with wildlife, as well as a viewing platform to help you spot different birds and animals.

The Bluewater Lagoon

After a walk around the city, you can take a dip in the cool waters of the Bluewater Lagoon, which is spread across three tiers, each pool with different water depths and features. The quickest way to travel from the top to the middle lagoon is via a 19.5-metre water slide. There’s also a grassy area for you to tuck into a picnic to wind down after your fun in the water.

The Bluewater Trail

One of the best ways to see Mackay is to follow the Bluewater Trail, a circular pedestrian and cycle route that links the various facilities in the area, including the Bluewater Lagoon and the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. As you are walking or cycling around, try to spot the 100 pieces of public art on display around the city.