Mackay, QLD

Hey guys, Just wondering who's been to Mackay and where did you camp? I'm checking out a few of the National Park campsites that sound ok, but just wondering if Midgies (spelling) are a problem with the campsites that are close to the beach and crabs/toads at night. Sound like a bit of a tourist don't I!! We're taking the tent and the kids (6 & 4) so would love to hear where others have stayed and what it was like.

Thank you :)

Gezza :)
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:07

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:07
We stayed here, close to the beach & a fish. Had not troubles with bities. A few mozzies around sundown

Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort
Bucasia Esplanade, Bucasia QLD 4750
(07) 4954 6375 ? · bucasiabeach.com.au

Link to Park Info & Maps

Regards Tony
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Follow Up By: GezzaMate - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:10

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:10
Hey tony, was just checking this place out and it looked pretty good. Might be a goer I reckon. Cheers :)
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Follow Up By: GezzaMate - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:11

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:11
What's the story with swimming in the ocean up there? Can you do it or is there too many stingers? Any Crocs around there?
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:13

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:13
Yes - Not A BIG park, has had a couple of ordinary reviews. I think management changes & reviews got better. It is an older park & they were having issues with expanding.

But it is right at the beach with good fishing & lots of sand for the kids

Regards Tony
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:16

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 20:16
We saw a lot of people swimming when we were there, at lower tide in the pools. The water really races as the tide goes in/out.

A lot of swimmers were at other beaches

Would be best to ask a local about the safety of that spot.

We did swim at the beaches near Slade Point

Regards Tony
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Follow Up By: Mad Maverick - Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 17:49

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 17:49
We live in Proserpine and i can tell you there are crocs and there are marine stingers in mackay waters. "so you gotta ask yourself do you feel lucky ....?" we only swim in pools.
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Reply By: Rockape - Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 18:19

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 18:19
Gezza,

It is to early for stingers yet but just this afternoon a fog rolled into Mackay about 5pm. I think be the Grand Banks or Nova Scotia. I have never seen this before.

Yes there are crocs about but if you swim in the ocean chances are about a million to one a croc will happen along.

With kids check out Cape Hillsborough. Nice spot.

RA.
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Reply By: breaka - Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 19:45

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 19:45
Notch Point ...South off mackay
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