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Tropical Mackay Resort, Tour & Car Hire

Escape to Mackay and immerse yourself in the soothing natural surroundings. Packed with natural wonder and a sweet tour of a sugar plantation that will please the whole family. 

3 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
4 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

The Mackay region is one of the hidden natural wonders of Queensland and we invite you to dive right in for a thrilling short break. Wrapped in deep nature, Mackay has tranquil rivers, deep rainforest, stunning beaches and sublime swimming holes that the whole family will love to explore. 

 

Your base for two nights is the delightful town of Mackay, minutes away from the lazy Pioneer River which empties into the glittering waters of the Pacific. With quiet, stunningly beautiful beaches and a vibrant buzz, this is the perfect place to discover the natural beauty that surrounds you. 

 

Take a visit to the beaches of Cape Hillsborough National Park to interact with the wallabies who hop along the sands. Discover the rich biodiversity of Eungella National Park searching out platypus, turtles and eels swimming in Broken River and wandering through the deep forest to a cacophony of birdsong. 

 

We have also included the sweetest tour of the Sarina Sugar Shed, a delightful mini sugar plantation where you can taste sugar in all its different forms as you watch the process from start to finish. You then end the tour with a tasting session of their rums, ginger beer, chutneys and fairy floss. 

 

A real family treat, exploring Mackay will leave you with a head full of memories and a heart full of tranquillity. 


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
Superior Room

Coral Cay Resort

This beautiful resort has a beautiful range of rooms all centred around a delightful poolside courtyard. Right in the centre of Mackay, it is the ultimate spot to begin your discovery. 

 

  • Queen bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Dining table
  • Three seater couch
  • Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini-fridge
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble - Queen Bed
Optional:$75
Upgrade to a Family Room & Tour Family Pass

Why not make this a family holiday and take the kids?!

This upgrade puts you into our family room, sleeping a total of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children) and provides you with a family tour pass (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18) at Sarina Sugar Shed. 

Coral Cay Resort

This beautiful resort has a beautiful range of rooms all centred around a delightful poolside courtyard. Right in the centre of Mackay, it is the ultimate spot to begin your discovery. 

 

  • Queen bed & 2x singles
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Dining table
  • Three seater couch
  • Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini-fridge
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementQuad - 1x Queen Bed & 2x Singles
highlights

We wanted to devise a trip to Mackay so you could get a taste of this little slice of Queensland paradise. This really is one of those entirely remarkable regions, packed with activities and jaw-dropping scenery, but without the big tourist draw, for a more tranquil, relaxing experience. While it is perfect for couples, Mackay lends itself to being an outstanding family escape, with wallaby and platypus watching opportunities, two incredible, diverse national parks, over 30 quiet beaches with dugongs and other marine delights in the water. There is also a wonderful water park minutes from your resort. 

 

We handpicked the resort for its location and facilities. A short drive from the airport with plenty of parking for your hire car, the beautiful Coral Cay has rooms surrounding a stunning courtyard pool with a delightful restaurant. You are in the perfect spot to choose exactly what you want to focus on and with our included tour you have tickets to the sweetest attraction in all of Mackay, to find out how a little corner of this glorious nature is turned into the most delicious natural treats.


location

Mackay is perfect for a short break. It is so well hidden, off the beaten track and entirely beautiful. On this hand-crafted trip, you will fly into Mackay Airport and pick up your hire car for the three days of your short break. Your accommodation is less than ten minutes drive from the airport and once you are settled in, Mackay is yours to explore. With the Sarina Sugar Shed and Hillsborough National Park under an hour’s drive away and Eungella just over an hour away, you can explore at your leisure, dropping your hire car off at the airport at the end of the trip.


facilities

Close to everything and packed with delightful facilities, we have selected the Coral Cay Resort to be a relaxing getaway, right at the heart of all the magic that Mackay has to offer. 

 

  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • On-site coffee house
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free parking 
  • Air-conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Steam room
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour has no age restriction

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • As this is a self-drive trip, porterage is not included

 

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • As this is a self-drive trip, no transfers are included

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

 

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

 

CAR HIRE

  • Refer to hertz rate terms and conditions for more info
  • Each daily hire is based on a period of 24hrs rental, for example, a 2-day hire is the equivalent of 48hrs hire starting at the time the vehicle is picked up. If you require a longer rental time due to flight times or for any other reason then we advise you to purchase another day of rental hire. This can be added on request for an additional fee 
  • If you are late returning the vehicle this may result in a fee being charged to you from the car hire supplier directly
  • DealsAway takes no responsibility for any additional fees incurred to the customer by the car hire supplier

Minimum driver age

  • 21 years
  • YOUNG DRIVER FEE - Where a renter is aged between 21-24 a young driver fee will apply - $16.50 inclusive of GST (Capped at $115.50 in each 30-day period) on Standard Passenger Vehicles

Additional drivers

  • Additional Drivers are permitted Free of Charge providing the minimum rental age and all other driver requirements are met
  • Additional authorised drivers must be registered on the authority to drive form which would accompany the Rental Agreement. There is no limit to additional drivers providing they all meet the above criteria

Car hire rates do not include

  • Out of hours pick up
  • Delivery & collection fees
  • Fuel purchase options
  • Additional equipment: child seats
  • Road tolls
  • Personal accident and effects cover
  • Premium roadside assist
  • Private parking charges

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