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The weather in Mackay
Check out the climate diagram for Mackay. January is the warmest month in Mackay with average maximum temperatures of 31°. No heat wave is expected in July, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 14° low. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
Airy, beach-style villas are the typical type of apartment rental you'll find in Mackay. The glorious location away from the hustle and bustle of the city means there's plenty of space for generously sized houses, many with views of the ocean to enjoy at your leisure. If you can tear yourself away from your home-away-from-home, beaches, fabulous restaurants, and trips to the idyllic Whitsundays await.
Dig into Mackay's lip-smacking cuisine
Mackay offers visitors a diverse range of dining options, from traditional BBQ and seafood to Asian fusion and quality pub grub. For a family-friendly meal of Aussie-style BBQ, head to The Paddock & Brew Company. The gargantuan portions are served up alongside an excellent selection of locally brewed beers to wash down the plentiful grub.
For international cuisine, check out George's Thai On The Marina, just a 10-minute stroll from the city centre – its reasonable prices and sublime dishes make the walk worth every step. If you're seeking a proper sit-down meal, head to Fusion 128 or BURP.eat.drink & The Dispensary, which both offer classic food in a contemporary setting.
Where to get your dose of culture in Mackay
Since settlers arrived in 1862, Mackay has become one of the coast's cultural hotspots, with plenty of museums and events your whole family can visit. To learn more about the area's history, visit the touching WWI cenotaph in Jubilee Park, the Lagoons Café & Gallery, and the nearby town of Clermont's memorial dedicated to those who died in the floods of 1916.
Trace the region's vibrant history at Clermont's Old Town Site, which depicts life during the Australian Gold Rush, and don't miss the picturesque town hall's events and workshops. You'll also want to bring the family to the Clermont Historical Centre, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and exhibits key moments in the area's history.
Exploring beyond Mackay: Islands and Australian icons
Situated on Australia's eastern coast, the Mackay region is known for being the gateway to the glorious Great Barrier Reef, which offers some of the world's most sublime snorkelling and scuba diving. Visit the paradisical Whitsundays, considered one of the world's most stunning collections of islands – they're just a short hop from Mackay.
Hamilton Island, a highlight of the Whitsundays, is car-free. Explore the island and spot iconic Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies. For an adventure close to Mackay, head to the Bluewater Lagoon water park or Eungella National Park, an extensive area of outstanding natural beauty packed with wildlife ranging from amphibians to exotic reptiles. Don't miss the sweeping views of the Pioneer Valley from the Sky Window viewpoint.
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