Time to return to my road trip. Having left Rockhampton and taken the scenic route around the Capricorn Coast, I drove straight past Eungella National Park, arriving in Mackay at around 6 o’clock in the evening.
My accommodation was a little bit out of the way, being a fair walk from the centre of town.
So I went out for an early evening meal locally before returning to my motel to catch up with some work, including writing a post about the journey itself called The Drive from Rockhampton to Mackay.
The following morning though, I was up and out and exploring Mackay.
First, a quick look at the town…
Now, you are probably looking at these pictures and thinking “Crikey! Mackay looks like a ghost town, nobody around.” Well, it just happens that the day I was in town was the Mackay Show. It’s similar to Brisbane’s Ekka and the many other country shows around Australia. Everybody goes to the town show, so that’s where the the majority would have been…
Mackay has a Myer, which you probably already know from my article Ten Popular Retail Shops In Australia is a department store similar to Debenhams in the UK. Only the larger Australian cities and towns have a Myer, so we know we can class Mackay in amongst that category.
The only locations further north than Mackay in Queensland with a Myer are Townsville and Cairns.
Opposite this shopping centre is the Pioneer River and beyond that, what looks like wilderness…
Let’s call this ‘Mackay Week’ and I’ll be back with part 2 on Wednesday with The Beaches and the Country Roads Around Mackay.