Mackay vies for title of Australia’s Top 10 Destinations

The Mackay Region could be on the bucket list of millions of travellers who are looking for the best regional destinations to visit in Australia, with 42 other amazing locations vying for the title. 

Mackay Tourism Ltd is urging locals to get behind the Experience Oz campaign, which decides on Australia’s Top 10 Destinations to Experience 2016, in which The Mackay Region is listed as a nominee under Regional Destinations.  

Some of the top experiences to enjoy in The Mackay Region (as listed on the Experience Oz website) are:

  • See wild platypus
  • See Cape Hillsborough kangaroos
  • Hike to Finch Hatton Gorge
  • Swim at the Bluewater Lagoon
  • Relax at the beach
  • Visit a sugar cane farm

 Since 2013, Experience Oz has been running the campaign to discover some of Australia’s best destinations for local and international travellers.

The campaign will feature each of the nominated destinations prior to the announcement of the winners.

General Manager of Mackay Tourism Ltd, Tas Webber, urged locals to vote for The Mackay Region and show support.

“We often forget what we have in our own backyard, so it is nice to be reminded of all the wonderful things to see and do in The Mackay Region.”

Voters have until 22 November to make their vote count and go into the draw to win a Trip for 2 to one of Australia’s Top 10 Destinations including experiences, accommodation and flights. There’s also a $500 and $250 Experience Oz voucher to be won.

Visit to make your vote count.


Melissa Woods - Communications Officer

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Published: 7 November 2016


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