Mackay School Holiday Guide for September/October

There are a lot of things to do and places to go these Mackay school holidays in September and October. Get the kids ready – we promise there’s something for everyone! 

Caneland Central

This school holidays get a FREE take home craft pack. Simply spend $10.00 or more at one of the food retailers and bring your receipt to the Customer Service Desk to collect. There will be three options to choose from. Limited quantity available, T&Cs apply.

A Mangrove Rd, Mackay

P 4944 7111


Fb Caneland Central


Sixteen Days of September Fun 

Keeping the whole family entertained these September school holidays has been made easy, thanks to a campaign announced today by Mackay Tourism. ‘Sixteen Days of September Fun’ showcases sixteen fun activities in The Mackay Region, to experience throughout September, to encourage locals to explore the area. 

Find the activities HERE. 


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.

A 2955 Shute Harbour Rd, Flametree

P 4946 9388 BIG4

Fb Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort


Kidz Life Play Centre

It’s slides, tunnels and ball pits galore at Kidz Life Play Centre. With a triple deck play structure, huge double slide and much more, there is plenty of fun to be had. It’s all indoors and airconditioned, so it’s always playtime-rain, hail or shine.

They are open from Monday to Friday in the school holidays from 9.00am – 3.00pm, then Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

A 75 Evans Ave, North Mackay

P 4953 5575

Fb Kidz Life Play Centre


Mount Pleasant Centre

This centre is full of shops with everything that the family could need, from fashion to electrical to health. Plus, don’t forget to stop at the food court to get a delicious lunch together!

A Cnr Bucasia Rd and Phillip St, North Mackay

P 4969 2400


Fb Mount Pleasant Centre 



Bring the family for intense fun and competition with go-kart racing in a real kart.

Minimum age is 7 years and drivers must be 1.25 m tall. Please come dressed for racing, closed in shoes, shorts or long pants, no loose clothing dresses or skirts.

Cost: From $35.00 for 1 race (10 minutes). Family bundle for 4 people $130.00. Double seater karts available.

A 275 Nebo Rd, City Gates

P 4829 4707


Fb Sidetrax


South Leagues Club Mackay

Play, eat and enjoy at South Leagues Club. The family can enjoy a delicious meal for dinner or lunch from the affordable, family-friendly restaurant Souths Bistro. You can relax in the gaming room or grab a drink from the sports bar while the kids hang out and play in the kids zone – a room full of games, activities, movies and play equipment. No need for a babysitter at Souths Mackay!

A 181 Milton St

P 4957 2166


Fb South Leagues Club Mackay


Billabong Sanctuary

From Saturday 19th September to Sunday 4th October ROVING RANGERS will take place between 9:30am – 1:30pm. Rangers will be circulating throughout the park to greet you with different animals with the opportunity to touch or hold most animals. Koala selfies, turtle feeding and crocodile feeding will feature daily.

Open from 9.00am – 2.00pm.

A 17km South of Townsville on the Bruce Highway

P 4778 8344


Fb Billabong Sanctuary


WakeHouse Cable Park

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, or use your previous experience to show off your skills and have a great time.

Casual passes start from $35.00 per hour.

Clinic sessions start from $35.00 (6 – 12 years of age), price varies for teens and adults.

Check out the website for a full list of class times and prices.

A 504 Michigan Way, Andergrove Lakes

P 1300 500 261

Fb WakeHouse Cable Park – Mackay


Whitsunday Segway Tours

Whitsunday Segway tours operate amazing, award winning and Eco Tourism certified, guided Segway tours in the Whitsunday Conway National Park, as well as along the Airlie Beach boardwalk with included dinner over a beautiful sunset.

Cost: From $110.00. For families with children 12+ years.

A Airlie Beach

P 0432 734 929


Fb Whitsunday Segway Tours


Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

There’s plenty to do at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens for kids. They’ll even learn something! The following activity sheets can be picked up from the gardens’ administration.

Alphabet I Spy – Can you spot these items with your eyes during your visit to the gardens?

Birdwatching Quiz – How many of these birds can you spot in the gardens? Keep your eyes peeled…

25 Fun Things to do in the Gardens – Try one of these 25 activities and you certainly won’t be bored.

There are also a range of activities for kids to do in their own gardens, including birdwatching, nature play, spotlighting and more.

A 9 Lagoon St, Mackay

P 4952 7300

Fb Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens


Find more things to do HERE.