QANTAS, Virgin Blue and Jetstar have frequent flights from Brisbane to Mackay.
Queensland Rail has twice weekly services running from Mackay to Brisbane on the "Tilt Train"
Highway #1 The Bruce Highway passes directly through Mackay.
Limited bus services run in the Mackay region. Cars can be hired from the airport.
Taxies are avaliable from major shopping centers and individuals can call the service to be picked up from a specified destination.
The main industries of Mackay are coal mining and Sugar Cane, Mackay being the "Sugar Capital of Australia"
Mackay has two major shopping centres
Mount Pleasant (affectionately known by locals as "Mount P") contains major retailers such as
Greenfields is a shopping precinct located across the road from Mount Pleasant. Occupants include: