Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay's Bounty Of Events And Attractions

The past few weeks have been nothing short of a celebration of the vibrant tourism scene in our region. First, Mackay/Isaac had its turn, and then the Whitsundays. But let's dive into a key insight from Amanda Pelagalli, the recipient of Mackay Isaac Tourism's Outstanding Contribution by an Individual award, as it truly resonated. Instead of grumbling about a lack of activities, her advice is simple: get off the couch and make things happen. Be part of the solution.

Tourism in the region is booming, and you don't need to look further than Nebo Road to see that our local accommodations are consistently booked. That's a surefire sign of a bustling economy. This wave of opportunity offers an exciting prospect for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit, eager to add new activities and attractions to our beautiful Mackay.

Amanda's thriving Adventure Tour business showcasing Cape Hillsborough and Eungella, and the ever-popular Wildcat Mackay island and sunset tours, are living proof that there's an abundance of untapped potential. So, who's ready to pick up the mantle and unveil more hidden gems of our tropical landscape?

In reality, there's a wealth of events and experiences happening right here, practically on our doorstep. From the recent Global Grooves to upcoming sporting showdowns like the GC Suns versus Essendon WAFL, followed by the women's Big Bash featuring the Heat ladies, our calendar is packed. Every weekend, the region offers a range of opportunities, such as the thrilling PBR and this Saturday's track cycling carnival at the Walkerston Velodrome, another event open to spectators at no cost.

So, when you encounter the age-old adage that there's nothing to do in Mackay, open your eyes. Or read our weekly event guide. Our region is teeming with life, innovation, and adventure. The possibilities are boundless, and it's your curiosity that will set the limit.


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