Get Out and About in Mackay This July

Rugbytots is Restarting!

Rugbytots is a rugby based play program for 2 to 7 year old boys and girls. At our structured weekly classes your child will get to leap like a frog, crawl like a crab, run through the jungle and so much more! They’ll develop core skills such as teamwork, following instructions, balance, agility and hand-eye coordination while learning basic rugby skills like passing, catching and kicking, all while having a great time making new friends and boosting their confidence.

Head to our website to secure your child’s place now!

Cost: From $13.00 per class

A Various locations

P 04 0982 6057



Magpies Sporting Club Mackay

Kids eat FREE 5.00pm to 6.00pm daily, starting Friday 10th July. Centro Restaurant and Hub Café are back serving their delicious menu from 12pm to 8:30pm. Wanting to enjoy a chat over coffee with a friend? Hub Café has got your back! Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Call reception to make your booking today.

A 1 Glenella Rd, Glenella

P 4965 6100


Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

There’s plenty to explore at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and plenty for kids to do. They’ll even learn something too! The following activity sheets can be downloaded from the website: Alphabet I Spy, Birdwatching Quiz, 25 Fun things to do in the Gardens.

There are also activities to enjoy all from the comfort of your own garden! You can download the following activity sheets: Birdwatching in your garden, Mini-beasts hunt in your garden, Nature play in your garden and Spotlighting in your backyard.

A 9 Lagoon St, West Mackay

P 4952 7300




Discover the thrill of go-kart racing at Sidetrax, an airconditioned indoor go-karting entertainment hub. Hop in a go-kart and get ready to race your friends to the finish line. No matter the weather, it is always a good time for go-karting.

Suitable for ages seven and over. Drivers must be at least 123cm tall to reach the peddles on the karts. Sidetrax also offer double seater karts for younger passengers or those with special needs (must be accompanied by an adult).

Be sure to wear long pants or shorts, closed in shoes and no loose clothing.

Cost: $35.00 for your first ride (you’ll need to buy a $5.00 license valid for 12 months), 2 races for $66.00 and 3 races for $90.00. Double seater kart ride: 1 race for $40.00. Must buy a $5.00 license, valid for 12 months.

Rides go for 10 minutes. Bookings required, 20 people max allowed in the premises.

A 275 Nebo Rd, West Mackay

P 4829 4707 Sidetrax


Wake House Australia

Get on your board, strap in and get ready to wakeboard. Learn how to utilise your balance to glide on the water and soar over exhilarating ramps at Mackay Wake House.

Grom Squad – Discover the world of kneeboarding and wakeboarding. Grom Squad is a beginner clinic suitable for children aged six to 12. It has slower safer speeds, expert coaches and all equipment included. $35.00 per clinic.

Wake Slow – Ideal for beginners aged 10 years or older. Slow speed to learn. It’s included in the Unlimited Pass, otherwise general ride tickets are $35.00 + $7.00 wristband.

Wake Fast – For those aged 10 years or older with ride rails/features. It’s included in the Unlimited Pass otherwise general ride tickets are $35.00 + $7.00 wristband.

Check the website for dates and times. Day passes currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A 504 Michigan Way, Andergrove Lakes

P 1300 500 261


Big4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort

Fancy an escape these school holidays? Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort is a family owned and run caravan park in Airlie Beach. Nestled in seven acres of shady tropical greenery, they have plenty to do for families including a playground, jumping pillow, quad bikes for hire, pool and a brand-new ninja challenge course. It’s a hub of family entertainment set in a peaceful tropical environment.

On Saturday, Monday and Thursday’s during these school holidays, there will be a kid’s disco and ninja challenge. Event is free for in house guests.

A 2955 Shute Harbour Rd, Flametree

P 4946 9388 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort


Pioneer Tennis

Pioneer Tennis Inc. is the largest tennis club in Mackay. The aim is to provide tennis for all ages and abilities. The 14-hard court facility has coaching, play programs and court hire.

School holidays clinic 2 – Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July. 8.30am – 12.00pm daily. These for 4 – 15 year olds. All you need is morning tea, comfy shoes to be sun smart and prepared to have fun and learn! Loan racquets are available.

Cost: $25.00 a day or $20.00 when playing multiple days. Message the Facebook page to register.

Monday Mornings Mums Tennis – Starts Monday 13th July, 9.00am to 10.30am. Meet up with other mums for a social morning of chats, coffee, and tennis. Loan racquets are available.

Cost: $12.00 per morning. Message the Facebook page to register.

A 6 Leisure Court, Mackay

P 4957 7636 Pioneer Tennis


Watpac Townsville 400

North Queensland’s largest annual motorsport event is returning to Townsville on 29th – 30th August! Rivalries will be fierce as competitors head back to the tracks for the only street circuit on the 2020 calendar. Watch a variety of supercars race and experience that thrill once again. You can enjoy grandstand or trackside view or even get the Paddock Pass to go behind the scenes and see all the action that takes place there. A number of food outlets are located around the precinct and alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Regular Markets 

The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Markets

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 7.00am – 11.00am

Location: Bluewater Quay, River Street, Mackay City Centre (Best parking – Brisbane Street)


Showground Markets

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 6.30am – 10.00am

Location: Milton Street


Eungella Markets

Date: 2nd Sunday of the month

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Eungella Memorial Hall – North Street


Seaforth Markets

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 9.00am – 11.00am

Location: Palm Avenue Seaforth


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