West of Mackay, call in at Wazza's Platypus Bush Camp, west on the Finch Hatton Gorge Rd. Nearby is Finch Hatton National Park, which has a swimming hole and a waterfall. There's also a shallow platypus pool and another swimming hole downstream.
About 20 kilometres north of Mackay and nestled between two rocky headlands, this relatively unknown beach is part of the Cape Hillsborough National Park. Often frequented by a troop of resident ‘roos, the beach can get up to 200 metres wide at low tide.
The Pinnacle Pie! The best meat pie in all of Australia can be found at the Pinnacle Hotel (my #hooroo #Secretspot) in Mackay, Queensland. You will happen upon this establishment on the road to Eungella National Park (where you can also spot a platypus in the wild). Delicious! Enter your #secretspots here: www.hooroosecretspots.com