Hiring a rental car in Mackay is simple at Apollo Car Rentals. Mackay is a coastal city, about halfway between Rockhampton and Townsville and 950 km north of Brisbane. When you arrive at Mackay you will be struck with the town's Art Deco aesthetic, as most of the town was rebuilt in the 1920s and 1930s following a devastating cyclone. Nowadays, Mackay remains architecturally notable and worth the visit.
The Apollo Car Rentals branch in Mackay is located at the airport, allowing you to pick up your rental car as soon as you land! With a range of vehicles available in Mackay whether you need a compact car or minivan, we will have a vehicle for you.
Car Hire Tips for Mackay:
Be aware there are limited services available for regional areas of Central Queensland, it is important to plan your drive in advance and to keep this in mind.
Around Mackay’s city centre the average speed limit is 60km/h and on surrounding highways the speed limit varies from 100-130km/h. It is important to read all road signage to stay aware of road conditions.
Avoid driving at night due to the high number of wild animals around Central Queensland such as kangaroos and dingos.
Things to Do & See in Mackay:
Covering an area equivalent to three 50-metre swimming pools, Bluewater Lagoon is a free family-friendly three-tiered lagoon overlooking the Pioneer River. Located in the heart of Mackay, your kids will be in paradise with the 19.5 metre water slide!
Eungella National Park
Get up close with platypuses at Eungella National Park, a 90 minute drive west of Mackay. Around dawn and dusk is when you can come to spot them playing and feeding in the water. Along with platypuses, this subtropical rainforest is also home to 225 species of birds and many species of spectacular native wildlife.
Sarina Sugar Shed
Since the Mackay region produces over one third of Australia’s sugar supply, we can’t think of a better place to sample it! At Sarina Sugar Shed, you can learn about the history and production of sugarcane while tasting butterscotch schnapps, rum liqueur, ginger beer, sauces and ice cream.