Mackay City Culture Trail
  • Length: 9.5km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 5 Sydney St, Mackay

  • End: 315 Alfred St, Mackay

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mackay

  • Distance from state capital: 954 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -21.13967

  • Longitude: 149.18786


Mackay City Culture Trail is a 9.5km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Mackay Queensland. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.


The prosperity and pioneering heritage of Mackay is reflected within the City Centre, a collection of beautifully preserved buildings and art, which give an insight into the region’s turbulent past. This journey can be completed on foot or by bicycle if desired and will showcase a range of Mackay’s cultural treasures.

About the region

Mackay (/m??ka?/) is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located about 970 kilometres (603 mi) north of Brisbane, on the Pioneer River. Mackay is nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia because its region produces more than a third of Australia’s cane sugar.

There is controversy about the location of the region for administrative purposes, with most people referring to it as a part of either Central Queensland or North Queensland. Indeed, much confusion lies within the Queensland Government, with government services being provided through both Townsville (North Queensland) and Rockhampton (Central Queensland). Generally, the area is known as the Mackay–Whitsunday Region.

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