|Mackay||Andergrove Van Park||Mackay||Central Tourist Park|
|Mackay||Premier Caravan Park||Mackay||The Park Mackay Historical Photos 2005|
|Mackay||Hill Top Caravan Park||Mackay||BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park|
|Mackay||The Park Mackay|
|Alligator Creek||Alligator Creek General Store and Caravan Park||Alligator Creek||Moana Caravan Park|
|Bakers Creek||The Palms Caravan Park||Bakers Creek Mackay||Black Springs Golf Course|
|Cape Hillsborough||Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort||Halliday Bay||Halidays Hideaway|
|Hay Point||Hay Point Queensland||Hay Point||Hay Point Beachfront Caravan Park|
|Hay Point||Hay Point Beachfront Caravan Park||Homebush||General Gordon Hotel|
|Illawong Beach||Beach Tourist Park||Kuttabul||Jolimont Caravan Park|
|North Mackay||Andergrove Van Park Dump Site|
Mackay is a city on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, about 970 kilometres (603 mi) north of Brisbane, on the Pioneer River. Mackay is nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia because its region produces more than a third of Australia's cane sugar.
There is controversy about the geographic location of the region, with most people referring to it as a part of Central Queensland, much confusion still lies within the Queensland Government, with Government Services being provided through both Townsville (North Queensland) and Rockhampton (Central Queensland). Generally, the area is known as the Mackay / Whitsunday Region. Equally, there has always been much contention over the pronunciation of the name Mackay. Correspondence received by Mackay City Library in 2007, from descendants of John Mackay, confirms that the correct pronunciation is /m??ka?/ (rhyming with sky), from the Gaelic name "MacAoidh" which is pronounced "i" not "ay".
Mackay has a humid subtropical climate (CWa) under the KÃ¶ppen climate classification.
On 18 February 1958, Mackay was hit with massive flooding caused by heavy rainfall upstream with 878 mm of rain falling at Finch Hatton in 24 hours. The flood peaked at 9.14 metres (29.99 ft). The water flowed down the valley and flooded Mackay within hours. Residents were rescued off rooftops by boats and taken to emergency accommodation. The flood broke Australian records.
On 15 February 2008, almost exactly 50 years from the last major flood, Mackay was devastated by severe flooding caused by over 600 mm of rain in 6 hours with around 2000 homes affected.