Quite possibly the best kept secret of the coast of northern Queensland, Mackay is an unspoilt destination that offers everything you would want from your campervan holiday. Beautiful beaches border a hinterland draped in thick rainforest which is home to an amazing array of Australian wildlife, and the up and coming city centre of Mackay offers diverse shopping, cuisine and nightlife experiences.
The Mackay coastline has 31 beaches just begging to be explored. Most of them are accessible in your campervan hire, and there are plenty of campsites to base yourself for evenings on the road. The calm serenity of the Australian beaches quickly makes you forget that there are no waves to surf, and the white sands are perfect for suntanning, walks or whatever activity takes your fancy. Fishing is extremely popular in Mackay, both on the coast and in the rivers that cross the hinterland, so be sure to bring your rods and tackle.
The lush hinterland is the perfect playground for you and your campervan Australia. A visit to Eungella National Park is absolutely essential and will make you feel a million miles away from civilisation. Enjoy the numerous bushwalks here, and look out for the elusive platypus in Broken River. This is the Australian bush at its finest, home to the best examples of local flora and fauna.
If you feel the urge to park up the campervan and leave the mainland behind for a day or two then you can do just that! Several tropical islands lie nearby within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the most visited being Brampton Island. Part of the Whitsundays, Brampton boasts twelve beaches and is entirely covered in National Park. The snorkelling and diving around it is world class, making this the perfect day trip for some fun in the sun.
If Mackay appeals to you for your next holiday in beautiful Queensland, why not use the planner below to check the availability of our campervans for your travel dates? If you have any questions, head across to our FAQ's page, and if they remain unanswered then give one of our operators a call on the numbers below.