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Things to do, places to see at Sarina Beach

Eungella National Park



High above the surrounding plains, this mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountain refuge is one of Queensland’s most ecologically diverse parks with 860 plant species and a wonderful variety of wildlife. From Mackay, drive 80km west along the Mackay–Eungella Road to Eungella Township. At the head of the valley, the road winds sharply and steeply up the larke Range — not recommended for caravans.

Finch Hatton Gorge

At Finch Hatton you’ll find Beautiful forest walking trails & also Hiking trails. And to cool off- a fantastic waterfall swimming area.

Forest Flying – the Ultimate Rainforest experience



The Forest Flying eco-tourism experience is set up to allow you to view the rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge from a unique angle. Using the Flying Fox – an overhead cable and pulley system up to 25 metres above ground – you will be travelling 350 metres through the rainforest canopy.

Forest Flying takes you into the tree tops for an educational and interesting, up close view of the pristine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge.

Your personal harness/pulley glides along the cable for a serene and educational outing all with minimal disruption to the habitat. You have total control of the speed at which you travel along the cable.

Bluewater Lagoon


Safe, fun and refreshing – Mackay’s Bluewater Lagoon is the perfect destination for a relaxed get-together with friends or family.

Boarded by the blue Pioneer River, modern accommodation, Caneland Central and local cafes and restaurants, the lagoon is a great location to unwind and enjoy the spectacular Mackay weather.

Patrolled by full-time lifeguards, the Bluewater Lagoon features three age-appropriate pools. Kids will love the waterslide and water park, while undercover areas, barbecue facilities and picnic tables offer a great place for a lunchtime treat.


  • A waterfall connects the two main lagoon areas which vary in depth up to 1.8 metres
  • A 19.5-metre waterslide stretches from the top lagoon to the middle lagoon
  • An interactive children’s water playground and drop-bucket
  • The lagoon provides disabled and elderly access with beach-entry points, handrails and suitable water levels
  • A 1.9-metre fence surrounds the facility to provide a secure, safe environment
  • Electric barbecue facilities
  • Burley’s Cafe stocks a variety of snacks, drinks and ice-creams
  • Provision of free sunscreen (in partnership with Suncorp)

Sarina Sugar Shed will offer a truly unique experience…!


Using authentic miniature sugar processing machinery that has been sourced from all over the world

This working miniature sugar-processing mill and distillery is the only one of its kind in Australia!

Experience a whole factory tour under one roof…educational and tasty too!


An educational trip ideally suited for school students from the young ones through high schoolers to University graduates. This mini equipment will fascinate even accomplished engineers! Explore one of Australia’s most historic, cultural, and educationally exciting industries.


Not only will we be processing sugar cane but we will also be making lots of ‘goodies’ with the sugar, such as homemade yummy lollies, fairy floss jams and sugar cane juices.

Mackay Canelands Central



Only 35 minutes drive is Canelands Central. It is the largest shopping centre in the Mackay region and is conveniently located in the city centre and has been servicing the local region since 1974.

It offers the widest variety of stores and services and over 230 stores together with Myer, Target, Big W, Woolworths, Coles, JB Hi Fi and Best & Less.

Hay Point Port & Coal Terminal


Located just a short 15 minutes drive is The Port of Hay Point. It is the world’s largest coal export port and is comprised of two separate coal export terminals, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (leased from the Queensland Government by Prime Infrastructure Trust) and the Hay Point Services Coal Terminal (owned and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance). PCQ is the relevant port authority.

Sarina Bowls Club

10 minutes drive into Sarina, Men’s, Ladies and Mixed bowls. Call 4956 1612

Sarina Golf Club

15 Minute drive to an 18 hole golf course with a beautiful setting and plenty of Kangaroos on the course.