Mackay - QLD

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DEG: -21.143884 149.131561
DMS: 21º 08' 37.98" S 149º 07' 53.62" E
UTM: 55 K 7660442mN 721356mE
Altitude: 2m


Place Type

Population - City


677.46kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 843 km (9 hours 56 mins)
801.76kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 968 km (10 hours 41 mins)

Address & Contact

329 Bridge Rd
West Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Mackay is nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia because its region produces more than a third of Australia's cane sugar. Named after John Mackay who in 1860 was the leader of an expedition into the Pioneer Valley. There has always been much contention over the pronunciation of the name Mackay. Wikipedia states that it should be "Mack - ay" not "Mack - eye", however travellers should always mimic the way the locals pronounce it. A quick visit to the local supermarket should put you in the face of local people.

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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Te Kowai Exp Stn
Distance from Mackay 2.6km SW
Mean Max. °C30.930.429.627.925.723.823.424.626.829.030.331.2
Mean Min. °C21.921.920.718.014.711.610.110.813.416.619.220.9
Mean Rain mm341.0360.0285.3141.991.662.135.630.029.445.485.9185.5

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