Region Profile

Region Profile

Mackay

Lying between its north and centre, Mackay is the underplayed card in Queensland tourism’s deck.  

 

Visitor numbers remain small but their relationship to the region 1000km north of Brisbane is deepening.

Queensland’s tourism touts the Mackay region’s natural assets. It has a sub-tropical climate (don’t mention the wet season) with dry, mild Winters. There’s also Australia’s largest sub-tropical rainforest and offshore islands with azure water.

 

Mackay has more than 55 large (over 15-room) accommodation operators. Accom Properties understand all licensed accommodation providers come in at double that figure, according to unpublished data.

The region is unusually dependent on local tourism (85 percent of all visitors to Mackay are from Queensland) and business tourists who are half of all stays.

 

That explains the yearly drop of about 10 percent in interstate tourism last year, which came with the decline of mining. But growth in Queensland visitors helped Mackay still attain record visitor numbers of about 878,000 in the year to March 2017, or seven percent annual growth.

 

Tourism authorities lament Mackay is under-visited. Only five percent of international visitors to QLD stop in Mackay, below 45,000 tourists.

And Mackay’s share of the Queensland tourist market remains relatively small at 2.5 percent or a total of $382 million.

 

But the tourists who do come are staying significantly longer and spending significantly more new figures show: growth in both those categories was over 20 percent last year.

That may suggest a recent big push to revitalise Mackay is working or those natural attractions are beginning to exert their pull.  

Current listings for Mackay

Caravan Park with Redevelopment Upside
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QUEENSLAND
Caravan Park with Redevelopment Upside

Freehold $2.1M - Higher Density Residential Zoning
Total Sites: 50Ensuite Cabins: 17Cabins no ensuite: 3Powered Sites: 30

QTHB
Long Term Consistent and Solid Freehold Motel
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QUEENSLAND
Long Term Consistent and Solid Freehold...

Freehold $695,000
Total Rooms: 8
Restaurant Facilities: -
Liquor Licence: -
Restaurant: -

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QUEENSLAND
Absolute Beachfront Accommodation Comple...

Management Rights $820,000 Inc Freehold Residence
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - 2 Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
Remuneration:

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QUEENSLAND
Coastal Retirement Village

Price $1,950,000
Restaurant Facilities: -
Liquor Licence: -
Restaurant: -

QTHB
Sails Sports Bar on the Mackay Marina
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MACKAY HARBOUR
Sails Sports Bar on the Mackay Marina

Leasehold Asking Price $2,900,000 - REF ALS25
Restaurant Facilities: Yes
Liquor Licence: Yes
Restaurant: Yes

QTHB
Opportunity to purchase a prime investment for the future | Resort Brokers ID : FH005959
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MACKAY
Opportunity to purchase a prime investment...

$2,900,000
Restaurant Facilities: -
Liquor Licence: -
Restaurant: -

ResortBrokers
This high end business and location ticks all the boxes! | Resort Brokers ID : MR005826
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MACKAY HARBOUR
This high end business and location ticks...

$1,755,000
Net Income: $363,613
Managers Estate: $400,000 - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: 198
Remuneration: $324,130

ResortBrokers
Freehold Going Concern Property with Endless Possibilities! | Resort Brokers ID : FH005430
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MACKAY
Freehold Going Concern Property with...

$1,750,000
Restaurant Facilities: -
Liquor Licence: -
Restaurant: -

ResortBrokers
Looking For A Lifestyle Business With Location To Match | Resort Brokers ID : MR006031
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BLACKS BEACH
Looking For A Lifestyle Business With...

820000
Net Income: $192,325
Managers Estate: $230,000 2 Bed 1 Bath
Letting Pool: 36
Remuneration: $92,963

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Suburbs in the Mackay region

  • Andergrove PC: 4740
  • Beaconsfield PC: 4740
  • Blacks Beach PC: 4740
  • Bucasia PC: 4750
  • Cremorne PC: 4740
  • Dolphin Heads PC: 4740
  • Eimeo PC: 4740
  • Erakala PC: 4740
  • Foulden PC: 4740
  • Glenella PC: 4740
  • Mackay PC: 4740
  • Mackay Caneland PC: 4740
  • Mackay Harbour PC: 4740
  • Mackay North PC: 4740
  • Mackay South PC: 4740
  • Mackay West PC: 4740
  • Mount Pleasant PC: 4740
  • Nindaroo PC: 4740
  • Ooralea PC: 4740
  • Paget PC: 4740
  • Racecourse PC: 4740
  • Richmond PC: 4740
  • Rural View PC: 4740
  • Shoal Point PC: 4750
  • Slade Point PC: 4740
  • Te Kowai PC: 4740