The sugar cane capital city of Queensland, Mackay also known for Platypus spotting is the new tourist spot. Travellers from all over are looking as to what else this city has to offer other than Platypus. So, we bring you a list of 5 things to do in Mackay.

  1. Spot a Platypus
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    One of the main things to do in Mackay is obviously to spot Platypus. Get a dedicated view from the platforms set at Eungella National Park. You can also come face to face with these Platypus by scuba diving in freshwater streams.

  3. Something Sweet
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    Mackay produces Australia’s one third sugar and a visit to Mackay without tasting sweet will be incomplete. Taste some of the best sweet things this city has to offer.

  5. Hiking
  6. Hiking

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    Hike your way to Finch Hatton Gorge to explore freshwater swimming holes, waterfalls and some great walks. Take this 4.2 kilometre trip through dense tropical rain forests to witness Wheel of Fire waterfalls and the spectacular Araluen.

  7. Birdwatching
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    Spend a night at The Feathered Nest where you and birds can live side by side. Spend some time watching beautiful birds like rare black cockatoos.

  9. Sunrise on the beach
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    Witness the beauty of how sky changes its colours as the sun rises over the ocean at Cape Hillsborough National Park. Capture this moment with Kangaroo & Wallaby in the frame. This is the only place in the world where you can see marsupials in their natural habitat enjoying and pouncing on the beach.