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HELP - Good beach town near Mackay?

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HELP - Good beach town near Mackay?

We are heading to Campwin Beach near Mackay in July for a week's holiday with friends. We then wanted to spend another week somewhere on our own for a relaxing beach holiday - as relaxing as possible with a 2 and 4 year old! Can anyone recommend a beach on the mainland (we're not into resorts) that offers some restaurants/cafes/pubs for meals plus a lovely beach to play on during the day? There is so much focus on Airlie and the islands that we're struggling to find any other information....

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1. Re: HELP - Good beach town near Mackay?

Dolphin Heads on the northern side of Mackay is nice, and there's no shortage of accommodation.

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2. Re: HELP - Good beach town near Mackay?

Have a look on my list below it may give you some insights. A little further a field is Bowen.


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3. Re: HELP - Good beach town near Mackay?

Hi there, I agree with the last poster, Bowen is a good quiet destination with lovely beaches. Another great option going in the opposite direction is Yeppoon.

Airlie Beach is also definately worth considering and since you are travelling with kids I highly recommend www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au. It isn't next to a beach but this place has everything you could need to stay sane with the kids. Cheers

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