Cultural Mackay
  • Length: 10km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 10-12 Cemetery Rd, West Mackay

  • End: 55 Gordon St, Mackay

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mackay

  • Distance from state capital: 952 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -21.14565

  • Longitude: 149.16329


Cultural Mackay is a 10km, grade 1 One Way hike located in Mackay Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


The prosperity and pioneering heritage of Mackay is reflected within the central business district, a collection of beautifully preserved buildings and art, which give an insight into the region’s interesting history.

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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