A sunset cruise is the perfect way to move from day into night. You know you are truly alive when you have a glass of bubbly in your hand, the warm breeze at your back and the golden tones of the departing sun above you. When you arrive back in the Mackay city centre, you will no doubt have earned yourself the right to a feast. Mackay has a strong Italian tradition thanks to the multitude of Italian immigrants that settled in the area in the 19th century and helped propel the sugar cane boom that formed the city. Today there is still a strong Italian presence and part of their legacy is a town that really knows how to do good Italian food. One of the best restaurants in town by popular vote is Sorbello’s. The restaurant has a quaint atmosphere and affordable meals.
The very thing that Mackay is not is a tourist epicentre that is filled with rowdy bars and clubs. And that is one of the city’s strengths. If you are looking for a simple and relaxing location, that offers low key entertainment and high quality natural surroundings and water sports, then this is the place for you. With a full tummy and the newly minted memories of swimming around one of the world’s natural wonders and engaging with native wildlife at beachside rainforest, take a stroll down to the beach and star gaze. While looking at the heavens ask: “Does it get any better than this?”