Visitor Information



A perfect getaway for families, couples or the single traveller, The Mackay Region can offer natural experiences, fun-filled adventures or pure relaxation with a backdrop of gorgeous scenery and amazing sunsets. Whether it’s inland, on the coast or in the City Centre, see nature come to life with unique and rare experiences in The Mackay Region.

Fall asleep to the sound of waterfalls and wake up surrounded by lush rainforest. Enjoy sunrise with wallabies or sink your toes in the sand at a secluded beach. These are just some of the unique and magical moments you will experience when you visit The Mackay Region.

Explore Australia’s largest sub-tropical rainforest with a visit to Eungella National Park and allow Finch Hatton Gorge to take your breath away. Find a secluded fishing spot to soak up the sun or head out on an exciting ocean adventure to one of the many surrounding islands.

Escape the crowds and discover untouched beaches and islands. Indulge in fresh, local produce at one of the many, friendly restaurants and eateries that offer superb hospitality. Take in the beautiful blue-water views of the Pioneer River.

Visit any time of the year and you will be able to immerse yourself in the local history and culture and experience exciting entertainment with an extensive choice of events that are unique to The Mackay Region.

So what are you waiting for? Escape the crowds and find your own slice of paradise with a visit that will bring you closer to nature and leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated in The Mackay Region.


Gates open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (No patrons will be admitted prior to 9:00 am.)

Air display times:

Joy Flights - Helicopter joy flights will be available during the airshow.

Students - NO student concessions are available for the event.

Children Under 5 years – Free.
5 years to 16 years – Child.
Over 16 years – Adult.

Tickets - Mechanos tickets are available in advance from the Mechanos – Wings and Wheels 2018 website and will also be available at the gate on the day.

Concessions Ticket - Concessions are available for Pension Card holders only. The Pension Card must ​be shown at the gate upon entry to the event.


Alcohol - No alcoholic beverages can be brought onto the event site.

Animals - No animals are permitted on the event site eg. Dogs.

ATMs - Automatic Teller Machines will be available at the event. Locations will be marked on the site map and in the program available on the day.

Bicycles - No bicycles will be permitted on the event site.

Photography - Cameras and Videos Cameras and videos are encouraged.

Chairs - Limited seating will be provided for attendees to view the airshow. Visitors are permitted and encouraged to bring chairs with them.

Dogs - Dogs are not permitted on the event site.

First Aid - A first aid facility will be located at the event and its location will be marked on the site map and in the program available on the day.

Food Outlets - A variety of food stalls will be available throughout the event site.

Golf Buggies - There will be no golf buggies available at the airshow for hire. Patrons are not permitted to bring their own.

Lockers - Lockers will not be available at the event.

Merchandise - Official Mechanos merchandise will be available at the event.

Mobile Phones - Mobile phones are permitted on site, however, due to network congestion, reception may not always be available.

Pass Outs - Pass outs will be available at the entry gates. Persons leaving the event who do not obtain a pass out, will not be able to re-enter the event on the same ticket.

Pets - Pets are not permitted on the event site.

Refunds - NO refunds will be available unless the event is cancelled.

Scooters and Skateboards - Scooters and Skateboards are not permitted at the event.

Seniors Card Holders - A Seniors Card does not qualify as a concession for the event.

Smoking - Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the bounds of the airshow area. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cig or e-cigarettes), personal vaporisers, electronic nicotine delivery systems, or other battery powered vaporisers. Those wishing to smoke will need to obtain a Pass-Out which are available at the entry gate. Please be aware that persons leaving the event who do not obtain a Pass-Out will not be able to re-enter the event on the same ticket.



There will be NO parking available on the event site

Offsite parking will be available a short distance away from the airport. Follow the signs and directions from our friendly volunteers



Visitors to the event should be aware that the event is not held on a purpose built site and may pose some challenges for the very young, the elderly and those with mobility issues. Every effort has been made to make the site as accessible as possible however visitors should note there are uneven surfaces through many areas.

Disabled amenities are available.

Car parking for accredited state disabled permit pass holders ONLY will be available adjacent to the north entrance gate. Entry is via Airport Road.

Event specific disabled car passes are not required.

Disabled patrons DO NOT receive a discount on general admission or Gold Pass tickets.

Companion Card holders receive their ticket free (excludes Gold Pass tickets).


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