Rainforest, mountains, gorges, estuarine streams, beaches, islands and the Great Barrier Reef are just some of the attractions of Mackay. The weather is superb all year round in this tropical region - temperatures in the warmer months range from 22 to 30c and winter temperatures range from 12 to 22°c. The waters temperature of the region vary from 20 to 24°c.
There are some nice beaches where the rainforest grows right up to the waters edge, and waters sports are a main feature of Mackay. Just a short boat ride away you have beautiful islands with their own beaches. Past the islands is the Great Barrier Reef and you may visit the reef on a day trip to experience the unique beauty of this natural wonder.