Inland Wonders


Good old-fashioned pub grub on sprawling verandahs, natural wonders millions of years in the making and the home of the platypus – these short trips inland from Mackay are worth every minute.


This city puts its history on display with two dedicated architecture walks, the Mackay City Heritage Walk and Mackay Art Deco Walk. Make sure you pick up the brochures that guide you through these fascinating buildings of interest. Art lovers should hit Artspace Mackay or walk through public art displays at the beautiful Bluewater Quay. Read on


An easy 1 hour and 6 minute drive south west from Mackay, Nebo is an interesting day trip full of history and epic pub grub. It’s also a great stopover on the way to Glenden. Read on


Glenden is a modern mining town built in 1981. It’s a 1 hour 50 minute drive from Mackay, or if you’ve stopped in Nebo it’s another 54 minutes from there. Nature lovers should consider stopping at Homevale National Park, just 30 minutes north of Nebo. You’ll find yourself surrounded by 30-million-year-old cliffs, peaks and spires. Read on


Drive 1 hour and 10 minutes west of Mackay and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the magnificent views of Eungella. Aside from sprawling panoramas of the Pioneer Valley, Eungella has more than 20 kilometres of bush walking tracks and is home to one of the best places in Australia to spot the elusive platypus. Read on