For those of you considering a lifestyle change, seeking a new environment for your family or perhaps contemplating relocation for work purposes, moving to Mackay is a smart decision. It’s friendly, welcoming and a tropical city in Queensland that has so much to offer. Living here really is enjoying life by the water. There are so many reasons families are making the move north; are you considering it too?
Mackay has a lovely climate
One of the first questions people enquire about, when scoping out a new location to set up home, is in relation to the weather. Surprisingly it is this exact feature, plus the lovely environment, that is such a draw card to Mackay. Families are moving up here from the south to get their own share of the promise of lovely temperatures and a relaxed lifestyle. And they are not disappointed.
Local shopping and handy amenities
Mackay offers locals plenty of shopping opportunities from major department stores to specialty shops. Of course then there are the necessary amenities including major banks, hospitals and medical centres. There are bistros, cafes and restaurants too, plus great hotels and caravan and camping sites for when unexpected extended family members drop in.
To cater for fussy eaters, you’ll be amazed at what this town has on offer from fish and chips with the freshest of seafood, to Mexican and Italian.
Beaches and plenty of things to do
Your children will never run out of things to do here. With 31 beaches in and around the region, there will always be a beautiful beach to swim at plus lots of water sports such as snorkeling and fishing to partake in. One of the key attractions located in the heart of the city is Bluewater lagoon. With three tiered tropical pools, each age specific, plus an awesome water slide, it is just one of the favourite places for families to enjoy and have a barbeque or lunch at the café.
Mackay offers children of all ages plenty of fun. Kids will love being able to horse ride and go hiking. Everyone can enjoy the festivals that are held throughout the year including the River Sessions Music Festival and Mackay Festival of Arts.
There are a number of theatres and entertainment venues too plus weekend markets, golf courses and recreational centres.
Schools and education opportunities
Another important element that families love so much about Mackay is the vast array of private and public schools in the area. Despite being a small town, the quality of education is second to none and provides for many learning opportunities. Then there is TAFE for those going onto higher education, plus Central Queensland University has a campus in Mackay. Who could ask for more!
Easy to commute
Whether you’re heading to school, off to work or planning on spending the day at the beach, getting around Mackay is a piece of cake. Of course there is always the opportunity to walk, but taking the bus is super convenient and if you are looking to take a few days off and head to any other part of Queensland, the Queensland Rail service is right at your door.
Moving to Mackay
If you’ve ever considered moving to Mackay, with so much on offer and a great community awaiting your arrival, the time is perfect to start thinking seriously.
Newcomers can be sure to take advantage of a whole host of resources and information that the local council offers including monthly free bus tours and help settling in and adjusting to life.
Don’t let housing be an issue either. Sometimes knowing which suburb is right for you, the most suitable for schools and close to work can be tricky. However when you know who to ask and who to rely on, everything just falls into place. Dixon Homes, leaders in new home developments, will ensure that your new home is just as you always wanted it to be. With over 2000 home designs to choose and 1600 variations on offer plus a range of house and land packages to consider, there is bound to be something perfect for your family.
Dust off your suitcase; say goodbye to the cold and head to Mackay where you’ll be greeted by beaches, rainforests and a friendly community.