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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Biking Trails; Sports
Owner description: Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride along the award... more » Owner description: Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride along the award winning shared pathway whilst taking in much of the region's natural beauty.Six of the region's key attractions sit along the trail including the beautiful Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, the Sandfly Creek Environmental Walkway, the Catherine Freeman walk, the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon aquatic facility, Bluewater Quay (with barbecue facilities) and Iluka Park (all abilities playground).Get active and enjoy the 'ring of activity' which boasts pedestrian and bicycle pathways, raised boardwalks, environmental areas, disabled access and activities for children and young people.Winner of the 2010 National Heart Foundation Local Government Award. « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Tours; Adventures
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Art Galleries; Shopping
Owner description: Artspace Mackay is the regional art gallery owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council and aims to provide visitors to the... more » Owner description: Artspace Mackay is the regional art gallery owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council and aims to provide visitors to the region with a taste of our unique environment. The gallery includes three impressive exhibition spaces, Foodspace Cafe, and an artists book reading room which houses a collection of artists books and prints of national significance. This purpose-built gallery, designed by award-winning Queensland architects Cox Rayner, forms part of Mackay Regional Council's Cultural Precinct. It provides residents and visitors to Mackay with the opportunity to see art exhibitions by significant international, Australian and local artists and touring exhibitions presented by Australia's largest art galleries and museums. Exhibitions are complemented by innovative education and community activities for all ages. Programs include guided tours, artists' talks, practical art workshops for adults and children as well as professional development opportunities for local artists, teachers and students. Artspace Mackay is also very proud of its region's significant and ongoing investment in public art, including works which line the Pioneer River along the Bluewater Trail. Recent commissions have seen Mackay earn a place on the world map for contemporary public art, with six art installations by Indigenous Australian artist Fiona Foley, two installations by established Queensland artist, Donna Marcus and a recognised commitment to commission further works along the trail. Every two years, Artspace Mackay hosts The Libris Awards, an artists book competition open to all Australian artists, which has become nationally respected and develops awareness of the Mackay Regional Council's significant collection of artists books. The Libris Awards also assists with further development of the collection by facilitating the ongoing acquisition of new works. Today, the Mackay Regional Council Collection is the most focused collection throughout the regional galleries network in Queensland, and contains the third largest collection of artists books in Australia after the National Gallery of Australia and the State Library of Queensland. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Owner description: 12 minutes from Mackay, the beautiful Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national parks and tropical... more » Owner description: 12 minutes from Mackay, the beautiful Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national parks and tropical rainforests, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life.Join us for a dive, snorkel, kayak, or simply relax! If getting wet isn't your thing, discover the underwater world on our new 36 foot glass bottom boat! We offer a range of packages tailored to the inexperienced diver to those wanting to rediscover the deep, dark and daring! « less
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Owner description: An exciting new experience in the Mackay Region - Segway Guided Tours. Discover the ease and fun of using Personal... more » Owner description: An exciting new experience in the Mackay Region - Segway Guided Tours. Discover the ease and fun of using Personal Transporters along Mackay's Bluewater Trail. Take the tour route through the beautiful Mackay Botanical Garden's or go Riverside and become surrounded by the diverse ecosystems of our region, whilst gliding effortlessly along the Bluewater Trail. « less
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Mackay
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Mackay
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