Mackay is a city on the Queensland coast. It enjoys a favourable position due to its exposure to the Great Barrier Reef, the National Parks and the Pioneer Valley. Tourism is an emerging force in Mackay due to its undeniable potential as a resort. Huge investment projects like the Bluewater Trail plans to link all of the town's coastal and garden amenities. Marina Village is the centrepiece, built beautifully into the town's port and a perfect place for an evening meal. Rent a car in Mackay and drive to the coastal National Parks to the north, or to Mackay's pleasant neighbouring cities. Hiring a car in Mackay is available from Mackay Airport.
Mackay is a very well presented city, with a host of inviting architectural features, which include the Bluewater Lagoon, Marina Village and the Botanical Gardens. Pioneer Valley provides a dramatic landscape for the city, and scenic drives along the Pioneer River are popular with those hiring a car in Mackay. For a bit of relaxation on the Queensland coast, head for Eimeo Beach, Shoal Point or Harbour Beach. Harbour Beach is closest - less than 10minutes away on Mackay-Slade Point Road. Eimeo and Harbour Beach are further north yet still just a 20 minute drive, emphasising why you should rent a car in Mackay.
Mackay has some fantastic coastal geography at its disposal. The city is an access point to the Great Barrier Reef, and it also makes a good base from which to explore the surrounding National Parks. Cape Hillsborough National Park is 45 minutes north of Mackay using the Bruce Highway and Yakapari-Seaforth Road. Cape Hillsborough is a coastal National Park with a renowned and beautiful beach. The Eungella National Park is a similar distance north but further inland than Cape Hillsborough. Drive to Eungella on the Bruce Highway, here you'll see some of the most breathtaking views over the Pioneer Valley.
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With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.