Where are we?
The Shores Holiday Apartments are located in the Northern Suburbs of Mackay at Blacks Beach. 15kms north of Mackay’s City Centre. Our property is right on 6kms of sandy beach.
Mackay is situated approximately half way between Brisbane and Cairns on the Central Coast of Queensland.
How do you get here?
Getting to Mackay is easy. All major airlines service Mackay with direct flights from Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Tiger Airways offer cheap flight deals from Sydney and Melbourne here. Alternatively you can travel by train, bus or motor vehicle. A number of car hirecompanies also operate in Mackay.
Driving directions from the South
Continue on the Bruce Highway towards Townsville. After crossing the Pioneer River turn right at the second set of traffic lights into Mackay – Bucasia Road. Stay on this road for 6.7kms taking the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto Eimeo road. Travel 4.6kms on Eimeo Road then take the 3 rd exit at the roundabout onto Blacks Beach Road. Travel 1.9kms and turn right into Pacific Drive. We are 100m from the corner on the left.
Driving from the North
Turn left at the first set of traffic lights into Mackay – Bucasia Road. Stay on this road for 6.7kms taking the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto Eimeo road. Travel 4.6kms on Eimeo Road, then take the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto Blacks Beach Road. Travel 1.9kms and turn right into Pacific Drive. We are 100m from the corner on the left.
What’s close by?
Shops, restaurants, beauty parlours and the Blacks Beach Tavern are just a couple of minutes walk from The Shores Holiday Apartments.
We are just 5 minutes drive from Northern Beaches Central Shopping Centre, the Mackay Golf Club, the Northern Beaches Bowls Club, the Northern Leagues Club and the iconic Eimeo Hotel.
The Shores is also an easy drive to Mackay’s many sporting venues and shopping centres including Mt Pleasant Shopping Centre and Canelands Central both open 7 days a week.
Why come to Mackay?
Mackay’s climate is both enviable and renowned. The Mackay region is on nearly the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands, and enjoys superb weather all year round.
The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and so is the clothing. Lightweight clothing is suitable most of the year, with something a little warmer required for winter evenings. The waters remain at a constant 20 to 22 degrees celsius.