We invite you to explore beautiful Mackay while you’re in the region for our event weekend! A perfect getaway for families, couples or the single traveller, The Mackay Region can offer natural experiences, fun-filled adventures or pure relaxation with a backdrop of gorgeous scenery and amazing sunsets.
Whether it’s inland, on the coast or in the City Centre, see nature come to life with unique and rare experiences in The Mackay Region.
Fall asleep to the sound of waterfalls and wake up surrounded by lush rainforest. Enjoy sunrise with wallabies or sink your toes in the sand at a secluded beach. These are just some of the magical moments you will experience when you visit The Mackay Region.
The Mackay region is delighted to welcome visitors to the 2022 Fox Superflow sealed by Stan’s Gravity Enduro Race and the 2022 Rocky Trail Academy Central Queensland Schools Mountain Bike Comp. Whilst in Mackay we encourage you to explore our region.Mackay Regional Council
Rocky Trail Event Line-Up
Rocky Trail Academy – 24 June
Endurance, Speed and Tech Skills for School Age Kids Year 7-12
Rocky Trail Entertainment in conjunction with Mackay’s MAD MTB Club presents the Central QLD Schools Mountain Bike Comp at Rowallan MTB Park.
As a schools event it not only engages youth in healthy social and active recreation but brings a heightened appreciation of nature, the environment, self-reliance , self-learning and independence, all as part of riding a bike in the outdoors. It is all about encouraging students of all abilities to come and race with their mates in a safe and social environment. They will have an exciting racing experience and enjoy a fun event atmosphere together – great memories to share!
Fox Superflow – 25 + 26 June
RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE: this is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule.
Fox Superflow racing is your mountain bike life with the volume turned up! Hugely popular in NSW and the ACT we’ve launched Superflow racing in Central Queensland and this is your chance to “Race the way you Ride”: Up to 5 runs on each track. Party train with friends or leave a gap and pin it. Only the down is timed. Do the tracks in any order you want. See your times via your phone after any lap. How good does that sound!
Get ready for an absolute adrenaline rush as you smash down our Superflow race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win!
About the Trails
Rowallan Park, home of MAD MTB Club, has an expertly-built trail network of 15km, which caters for everyone from the novice to experienced rider. With plenty of up and downhill sections, jumps, bumps, switchbacks, rock-gardens, sweeping berms, tricky trees to ride around and through, as well as a-line and b-line options to keep you on your toes.
Address: Glendaragh Rd, Farleigh (look for the signs on Glendaragh Road north of Mackay, or check out more detailed directions here).
Fly direct to Mackay from Brisbane or Sydney to make the most of your time in this delightful piece of Queensland.
Mackay Airport enjoys a host of services provided by Virgin Australia, QantasLink and Jetstar. All three airlines allow guests to carry bicycles, and you can find more information about restrictions and costs on their websites:
Short-term and long-term parking is available. Taxis or shuttle services are available and a number of rental car companies operate from the airport terminal.
Mackay Whitsunday Taxi run taxis throughout the Mackay Region. Call 13 10 08 to book a pick up or look for taxi ranks within the city and at Mackay Airport.
Mackay Transit Coaches provide public urban bus services with pick up points throughout Mackay and surrounding suburbs such as Mackay’s Northern Beaches, Walkerston and Sarina. They also provide a Mackay-Emerald service.
There is SO much to do in this gorgeous region. Escape the crowds and discover untouched beaches and islands. Indulge in fresh, local produce at one of the many, friendly restaurants and eateries that offer superb hospitality. Take in the beautiful blue-water views of the Pioneer River.
Visit any time of the year and you will be able to immerse yourself in the local history and culture and experience exciting entertainment with an extensive choice of events that are unique to The Mackay Region.
Check out our links and tips below if you need some ideas!
All your visitor information in one place
Where to stay
Events and ideas for the weekend
Planes, trains, and automobiles
Sample the local produce
Explore the region
Address: 23 Alfred Street, Mackay
Phone: 1300 353 016
Discount rates booking
Oakes River Marque
Address: 55-63 River Street, Mackay
Phone: 1300 550 409
Discount rates booking
Oaks Carlyle is conveniently located in the heart of the Mackay city centre, a hub for business, dining and retail. This new hotel offers the choice of 59 contemporary hotel rooms and self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments – some with dual-key facilities, ideal for families and groups.
For the finest hotel apartments in Mackay, look no further than Oaks Rivermarque Mackay. With contemporary, stylish apartments located on the iconic Pioneer River in central Mackay, you’ll discover bright, modern and spacious apartments just a short walk from all the city has to offer.
Booking instructions: go to Oakshotels.com and select your hotel (or use the links above), select your dates (between 23 and 27 May 2022) and then enter the promo code (BIKE2022) to receive a 12% discount on the best flexible rates. To book the discounted offer displayed online only, reservations MUST be confirmed via the Oaks Hotels website.
Camping & venue info:
The hidden gem of Rowallan Park is located only 10mins from Mackay city centre. Owned and operated by Scouts QLD and the home to MADMTBC this venue is one to be seen: large open grassy green shady space bordering on a tropical rain forest pocket. With camping on lush greens and a bunk house on-site, this is great for groups or solo riders.
Book direct with Scouts QLD to secure a spot:
- CAMPING: This venue offers multiple camping locations allowing groups to spread out and enjoy the tranquillity of the area with tracks at your finger tips!
- BUNK HOUSE: Alternatively a 30 bed bunkhouse is available for the weekend.
Find more accommodation deals and amazing local insider knowledge here!
Our top tips for #rockytrailracers
This experience is perfect for families who love nature. Those who
choose to stay overnight at the tourist park overlooking the beach can find a number of wallabies and kangaroos relaxing throughout the day.
Enjoying the City?
Try the Kommo Toera trail at Slade Point or the Mackay Region Botanic Gardens on Lagoon Street.
views of the entire Pioneer Valley.
Did you know? Platypus have sensitive hearing and are easily disturbed. Sit quietly and watch the water surface for ripples.
So what are you waiting for?? Escape the crowds and find your own slice of paradise with a visit that will bring you closer to nature and leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated in The Mackay Region.
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