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Mackay, QLD, Australia
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Rydges Mackay Suites
7.7 Good
9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,206 reviews
7.7

Situated in Mackay, Rydges Mackay Suites is an easy drive from Greenmount and features an indoor pool. It also offers free public parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from Flat Top Island Light and Stadium Mackay.

Cool Palms Motel
8.0 Excellent
4 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 969 reviews
8.0

Cool Palms Motel provides a comfortable setting in Mackay and has a swimming pool, free wireless internet and complimentary private parking on-site. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Mantra Mackay
8.2 Excellent
Mackay Harbour, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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3.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 995 reviews
8.2

This comfortable hotel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. A short walk from Pine Islet Light, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private balcony, a coffee maker and a kitchenette.

Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel
8.0 Excellent
2c East Gordon Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,035 reviews
8.0

Located in Mackay, Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel is a short drive from Pine Islet Light and provides free private parking on site. It has a fitness centre, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature, babysitting/child services and an outdoor pool.

Coral Sands Motel
7.9 Good
44 Macalister Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 992 reviews
7.9

Providing a saltwater swimming pool, Coral Sands Motel Mackay is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as Caneland Central. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

Quest Mackay on Gordon
8.0 Excellent
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 589 reviews
8.0

Boasting an outdoor pool, Quest Mackay on Gordon is located in Mackay and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

Mackay Seabreeze Apartments
7.7 Good
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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5.3 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 758 reviews
7.7

Located a five-minute walk from Lamberts Beach, Mackay Seabreeze Apartments was recently refurbished and offers modern rooms with free wireless internet access, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. It also provides a playground, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

Riviera Mackay
8.3 Excellent
5 - 7 Nelson Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 727 reviews
8.3

Riviera Mackay is located in Mackay and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, luggage storage and a ticket service.

Dolphin Heads Resort
7.6 Good
6 Beach Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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7.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,083 reviews
7.6

Located in Mackay, Dolphin Heads Resort is within a 30-minute drive of Mackay Airport and provides a private beach and an outdoor pool. The numerous facilities this charming resort features include an express check-in and check-out feature, a kids pool and a kids club.

Tropic Coast Motel
8.1 Excellent
158 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 332 reviews
8.1

This comfortable motel in Mackay provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a playground. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Cheapest month:July
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Average price in Mackay:$79/night
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$39 - $114
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Top Rated Mackay hotels

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Ibis Mackay
8.2 Excellent
Christensen Crescent, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.4 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently located minutes from Mackay Airport, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in Mackay. It has a gym, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

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Reef Resort Motel
6.8 Good
166-170 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

Located in Mackay, Reef Resort Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Mackay Airport and offers an outdoor pool. The numerous amenities this charming motel has to offer include luggage storage and laundry facilities.

Cheapest hotels in Mackay, Australia

Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
7.1 Good
34 Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This comfortable hostel in Mackay provides free wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and luggage storage. It is close to the Forgan Bridge, eateries and shops.

$21
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Shamrock Gardens Motel
8.9 Excellent
48 Donaldson Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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1.5 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This modern motel in Mackay offers free Wi-Fi, as well as meeting rooms and a swimming pool. It features cosy rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

$88
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Discovery Parks - Mackay
7.8 Good
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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2.6 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

This comfortable property in Mackay offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also provides laundry facilities, a kids pool and a terrace.

$111
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Comfort Resort Blue Pacific
9.0 Excellent
26 Bourke Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia
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6.3 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

Featuring a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts, Comfort Resort Blue Pacific Mackay is located in Mackay and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides massage services, a ski school and a bowling alley.

$120
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Lanai Riverside Apartments
8.4 Excellent
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Mackay, QLD, Australia 

Boasting a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Lanai Serviced Apartments is located in Mackay and offers charming accommodation. It also provides free private parking on site and is a short drive from Pine Islet Light, Stadium Mackay and Flat Top Island Light.

$159
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Where to stay in Mackay

About Mackay

A subtropical city near the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay boasts an array of offshore islands and colourful reefs that are perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving. The Pioneer River meanders past the city’s Art Deco architecture, palm-tree lined streets and quaint waterfront cafes.

Things to do in Mackay

If you’re on a family Mackay holiday, take the kids to Bluewater Lagoon, a water park with a splash zone, multiple pools and thrilling waterslides. Town Beach is ideal for swimming, kiteboarding or taking an afternoon walk on the soft sands. Along with its majestic sunrises, Town Beach backs onto Iluka Park, which has picnic spots and a playground.

Head across Forgan Smith Bridge to North Mackay and grab a lunch of fresh seafood and cocktails while admiring million-dollar yachts at Mackay Marina. From the marina, you can organise Great Barrier Reef sightseeing and fishing cruises. If you prefer to stay on land, venture over to Harbour Beach and grab a beer at the Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club, which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Wander around Mackay’s historic city centre and admire the heritage facades that now house award-winning restaurants, family-owned boutiques and cosy cafes. Coco Cubano Mackay treats you to Cuban-style cuisine in a bar-lounge setting with leather lounges and a funky soundtrack.

Do you have time for a day trip? Make sure you drive to Eungella National Park, about 1.5 hours away. It’s one of the best spots in Australia for seeing platypus in the wild, but also offers Indigenous heritage, peaceful hiking trails and scenic lookouts with beautiful countryside views.

Getting around Mackay

You can easily walk around Mackay’s compact city centre, but it’s best to use taxis or the local Mackay Transit Coaches bus services to visit the northern beaches and harbour. If you plan on exploring more of the region outside the city, hire a car from Mackay Airport, about 10 minutes from the CBD.

Facts about staying in Mackay

  • What is the best place in Mackay for bars and restaurants?

    If you’re looking to book hotels in Mackay, you can find some great deals through HotelsCombined, especially when it comes to hotels that are close to all the best eateries in town. Check out Quest Mackay on Gordon, a stylish 4-star hotel, or for those on a budget, there’s Gecko’s Rest; both of these are located in the centre of Mackay, close to some great restaurants. You’ll be able to walk to the highly regarded Fusion128, a steakhouse and fusion restaurant that is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, while Sorbello’s Italian Restaurant is just down the road and has some great reviews. You can find these places and more around Gordon Street and Victoria Street, close to the south bank of the Pioneer River.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Mackay?

    When it comes to planning a holiday in Australia for the family, Mackay in Queensland is a great place to consider. Mackay hotels that are family friendly and great places to stay in the area include Mackay Oceanside Central Hotel and Coral Cay Resort. Mackay accommodation like this frequently has families stay, with child-friendly swimming pool facilities, family rooms and kids’ menus available. The city itself has a wide range of areas that are fit to stay in, with central areas as well as the east coast side being very suitable. Museums such as Art Space are great for both adults and children, while the Bluewater Lagoon near the banks of Pioneer River is a great place for children, with multiple pools and waterslides for hours of fun in the sun. Of course, the area itself has some popular beaches, such as the city’s Harbour Beach.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Mackay?

    If you’re wondering about the best things to do in Mackay, you’ll realise very quickly it’s a great place to explore beaches, local nature spots, the ocean and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. There are, in fact, 31 different beaches in the area, so you’re spoilt for choice on that front, while the city itself has plenty of Art Deco buildings to admire and museums, cafes and restaurants to try out. It doesn’t stop there, with nearby rainforests filled with local wildlife. If you’re looking to do a bit of everything, accommodation in Mackay like that of the Direct Hotel – Pacific Sands is a great option, being close to the coast but not far from the central areas of the city.

  • What are the best places to stay in Mackay for beaches?

    You’ll see that one of the best things to see in Mackay is its array of impressive beaches, and with so many to pick from, you won’t get tired of visiting a different one each day. There are many hotels you can check out through HotelsCombined that can accommodate the combination of a comfortable stay with the proximity to scenic beaches. In particular, one should check out Econo Lodge Beachside, in the south area of the city. Just outside the city, in the north, you can find hotels like Mantra Mackay, in the Mackay Harbour area; even further north, Dolphin Heads Resort and Ocean View Resort Apartments are located in the area of Dolphin Heads.

  • What are the best hotels in Mackay?

    Rydges Mackay Suites is a very popular hotel in Mackay with a score of 7.7 from 1,206 reviews. Coral Cay Resort (7.9 from 797 reviews) and Cool Palms Motel (8.0 from 971 reviews) are also highly rated Mackay hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Bluewater Lagoon?

    Rydges Mackay Suites is a good hotel close to Bluewater Lagoon - it has scored 7.7 over 1,206 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Mackay cost?

    Mackay hotels have an average price of $97/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Mackay?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Mackay starting from $44 per night in the last 3 days.

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