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Retire in Mackay?

Looking to retire in Mackay?

Nestled on the banks of the Pioneer River, Queensland’s only blue water river; Mackay encompasses all of the conveniences of a big city with the relaxed vibe of a coastal community. The Mackay Region has activities for people of all ages to enjoy, from tasting local produce to forest flying in the rainforest, viewing platypus in the wild, unleashing your inner dare devil on the incredible jet boat experience or swimming at Finch Hatton Gorge. The Mackay Region is the largest sugar cane producing region in Australia, serviced by the largest bulk export sugar terminal in the world at the Port of Mackay. One of the many reasons people love to live in Mackay is the tropical climate. Summers consist of hot balmy days with cooling evening rain, while the remainder of the year provides invariably blue skies and sunshine.

Located about 900km north of Brisbane, Mackay is a popular North Queensland town steeped in history and known as the gateway to the Whitsundays.

Caneland Central has all your shopping needs, you’ll find year-round entertainment at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, there are manicured botanic gardens and Mackay is serviced by its own airport.

It is close to the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, making it a great spot to see and explore this amazing natural wonder. There are also over 30 white sandy beaches to relax on, or you may prefer to head inland to the pristine Eungella National Park. However you choose to live life, Mackay is a great place to do it.


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