The north coast of Queensland has loads of great local beaches and is a gateway to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Nearby Eungella National Park – previously Broken River National Park – boasts koalas and platypuses in pristine rivers. Mackay itself offers cuisines from around the world and heaps of great hotels to suit any budget. How about the local pub that lets you stay, dance and dine? Or luxurious apartments on the river with designer interiors? Families will love the Bluewater Lagoon pool and waterpark on the city fringe. It’s all here to enjoy. And these are the hotels in Mackay that you need to know about.