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3. Head northside
If sun, sand and sensational ocean views are what you crave, Mackay’s Northern Beaches are only 20 minutes from the city. Tour the Farleigh working sugar mill during the crushing season. Amble through Mackay Marina Village and enjoy a superb alfresco meal while there. For a beachside meal or drink, head to Eimeo or Dolphin Heads.
4. Entertainment and culture
Check out what’s on at Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre for world class exhibitions, live theatre, concerts, dance and comedy. Nearby at the Civic Centre Precinct, is Artspace Mackay, with three impressive gallery spaces and an ever-changing exhibitions program.
5. Local flora and regional eco-diversity
The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, 4 km from the City Centre, features the tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays.
Don’t miss the wetland boardwalk, paths to the café and gallery, wildlife-filled lagoons, fernery, rare and threatened flora in the tropical Shade Garden, and a unique Coal Garden that traces the evolution of plants and their contribution to coal.
6. For local history buffs
Check out Mackay City Centre for one of the best collection of Art Deco buildings in Queensland. Drive west from Mackay to visit Melba House and Green Mount Historical Homestead, or south to Sarina’s Field of Dreams Parkland to the Historical Centre.
7. Be Awed
Drive to the Port of Hay Point yo check out one of the world’s largest coal export ports. The lookout includes interpretive signage and fantastic views of the land and sea infrastructure associated with this global industry.
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Dine In or Take Away
Monday to Sunday - OPEN 5pm till late • www.masalaindianmackay.com.au
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At Masala we specialise in the best of Indian Cuisine, from traditional Tikka, Samosa and Kofta entree’s.
Come and enjoy a wide range of our Party Specials and Banquets, our Naans are to die for!
Function room available for free hire
for up to 90 people.
132 Victoria Street,
Mackay (City)
7/3 Rosewood Drive, Rural View (Northern Beaches)
Shop 3/10 Central Drive, Andergrove
Friday only - LUNCH 12 noon to 2:30pm
07 4954 7688
Takeaway only
07 4953 4088
07 4955 6688
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