History of the Mackay Marina
The Harbour Foundation Stone was put in place on September 14, 1935. The official opening was on August 26, 1939.
Bulk handling facilities were approved in 1952, with the first consignment of bulk sugar shipped from Mackay in 1957.
The Marina was constructed in 1998 with a breakwater using large rocks to accommodate the 6.5m tides.
The top of this sea wall forms a two-lane roadway and has become a tourist attraction on its own right for marina tenants and locals alike.
The Marina has over 400 berths that cater for monos, catamarans, power and sail boats ranging from 10m up to 49m, we also try our best to give you the best suitable berth to your needs.
The Marina is located on the best-known stretch of coastline in Australia, often referred to as the “100 Magic Miles”.
Mackay Marina is a convenient base for exploration of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and the myriad unspoiled tropical islands that form the Southern Whitsundays.
The reef and islands off the Mackay coast are unspoiled and pristine unlike the heavy tourist areas further north.
What does Mackay have to offer?
The Mackay Region has a lot to offer for the small town that it is seen as. It has the following that might be of interest to you.
• The Mackay Airport located 15 minutes from the marina;
• Port of Entry into Australia at the Mackay Marina;
• The Blue Water Lagoon to have a nice swim on our hot summer days;
• GoWake Cable park for that all year round adrenaline rush;
• More scenic areas like the Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park and Cape Hillsborough;
• And for a good range of shopping, the Canelands Central is the place to go with heaps of variety to choose from.