The Barber of Seville Opera Queensland

Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville Il barbiere di Siviglia A new production The Barber of Seville is a co-production of Opera Queensland, Seattle Opera and New Zealand Opera. 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of The Barber of Seville and this delicious dose of comedy and effervescent music, up close in [...]

Ibis Mackay

Ibis Mackay is the only hotel located in the Mackay Airport precinct and the first purpose-built international standard economy hotel in Mackay. The hotel is also minutes from the Central Business District and the Mackay Convention Centre. Ibis Mackay is your gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and a convenient accommodation option for passengers travelling [...]

Chaptech Mackay Cup

The racing event of the Mackay Calendar. Saturday July 4th is the Chaptech Mackay Cup. With two great race day packages available this day is guaranteed to be a memorable one. Seven local races, bookie and tote facilities available along with some great food and fashion, what’s not to love about a day of winter [...]

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under The Stars

The opening night of the 2015 Mackay Festival of Arts brings you the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the stars, presenting a program of wonderful music including Vivaldi’s best known piece, the popular Four Seasons, and other great works for string orchestra. Held at Meadowlands Amphitheatre in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, this free twilight concert [...]

Heritage Walk of Mackay

The Heritage Walk of Mackay is a fantastic way to explore the rich history of Mackay City Centre’s heritage buildings. Join a guided walk with Mackay Tourism volunteers, who bring the history alive through story telling, humour and old fashioned fun. The tour runs every Wednesday from May until September, departing Paxton’s Warehouse, Corner River [...]

Easter Markets

Easter Twilight Market are being held at the Northern Beaches Bowls Club on March 27, 2015 from 6pm till 9pm. The stalls include fresh produce, clothing, gifts, cooking products, jewellery, meat raffles and much more. There will be loads of fun for the kids with their new Kids Kingdom playground and a Easter egg hunt. [...]

Queensland Instameet at Shoal Point at 5pm

Watch the sun go down at one of Mackay’s most picturesque beaches and snap away! Meet your hosts at the picnic area on Hodges Road at Shoal Point at 5.00 p.m., and get to know one of the best professional instagrammers in Australia, @Garry_Norris. Share tips and tricks with other Instagram users and photographers. This [...]

The Magic Hour – Mackay

Thought you knew Grimm’s fairy tales? Think Again! Little Red Riding Hood meets Trainspotting in this wicked retelling of classic bedtime stories. Hellmann Award Winner, Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne, and The Secret River) plays a cast of sideline female characters who’ve been updated and dropped into the gutters and alleyways of bleak Australian life. From [...]

Rainforest Scuba – Easter Diving at Bowen

Rainforest Scuba has a social club designed for not only the diver but the whole family. The cost to become a member is AUD15 for life and dives are free on all local triips. They also have free discover dives on the events for your friends and family. They enjoy day trips, camping and diving [...]

Discovering Aspergers

World-renowned Asperger’s Syndrome expert, Professor Tony Attwood, will be returning to Mackay as a guest speaker at a special two day event in September. With two great events to choose from over the weekend, attendees are sure to get the expert advice they need. The first event is a professional dinner and seminar with Professor [...]

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