Mackay’s small regional art gallery showcases works from local and visiting artists. Chew over the masterpieces at on-site noshery Foodspace.
Mackay’s pleasant artificial lagoon near Caneland Shopping Centre has water fountains, water slides, grassed picnic areas, free wi-fi and a cafe.
On 33 hectares, 3km south of the city centre, these gardens are a must-see for flora fans. Home to five themed gardens and the Lagoon cafe/restaurant (open 9am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday).
The lively marina is a pleasant place to wine and dine with a waterfront view, or to simply picnic in the park and stroll along the breakwater. Good fishing, too.