Looking for somewhere lovely and clean to stay near the beach yet away from crowds? Wonderful — because you’ve just found the right place! The Shores is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples alike. Right on the shore front at Blacks Beach in Mackay’s Northern Beaches, it’s just 12 minutes away from Mackay city centre.
All self-contained units have plenty of room to spread out and relax in. You’ll cook in a fully equipped, modern kitchen with all the mod cons including a large fridge and dishwasher. Laundry facilities with washing machine and clothes dryer are included. The open plan lounge/dining areas have a big screen digital TV with Foxtel, DVD player, free WiFi and a second TV with Foxtel in the main bedroom. Each unit has a furnished undercover patio area and single carport.
Furnished with a queen size bed, these units sleep a maximum of 2 guests. Prices are based on one or two guests using existing bedding.
These units sleep 4-6 people with a queen bed in the main bedroom and two singles in the other. The price includes a maximum of 4 guests using existing bedding. Most units have a double sofa bed in the lounge that can sleep 2 more guests for an extra charge per person per night. Hire cots are available for $20 during your stay.
Feel like some laid back quiet time? Browse our extensive range of loaner books, board games, puzzles and DVD’s at reception. For outdoor activities, guests may borrow tennis racquets, tennis balls or volleyball from the office.
-> Stroll through the verdant tropical gardens abundant with native birds.
-> Cool off at the double swimming pool enclosure with toddlers pool and cold water spa.
-> Rest at a table under a beach umbrellas or relax in a recliner lounge in the shade.
-> Relive memories by watching children having fun playing hopscotch.
-> Play a game of tennis on our full sized tennis court day or night or play volleyball near the beach.
-> Cruise by the expansive lawn area nearby and marvel at the towering beach almond and Indian bean trees.
-> Shade-covered BBQ/picnic area with seating for 30 people.
-> Wood fire BBQ pit — a great place to sit at night toasting marshmallows with the kids.
On the beachfront sand dunes a viewing platform boasts views to the World Heritage-listed southern Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Walk a few steps further and you’re on Blacks Beach with 6 kms of beautiful, clean, firm sand. It’s an ideal beach for walking, jogging and swimming at high tide.
Nature plays a big part in the experience guests have at The Shores. With seasonal wildlife opportunities including whale watching, goanna spotting, migratory shore birds, turtle nesting and hatchlings, guests are continually amazed. Nature is naturally preserved and made-to-order especially for our guests.
Whether you’re visiting on business or pleasure, prefer an Eco Certified Nature Tourism experience or simply deserve an overdue long weekend or extended stay… everything absolutely points to The Shores for your ultimate Mackay experience. Besides that, we are in a peaceful location away from the noise of busy road traffic.
Save by booking direct through The Shore’s official website, via email or phone and be in direct contact with the Owner/Managers, Kerryn & Peter Beck. With 14 years experience at The Shores, they are 100% committed to satisfying guests and have in-depth knowledge of the property. You will access a better unit rate with only $150 deposit required up front and the balance on arrival. Most importantly, you will ensure that your money stays in Australia supporting Australian business instead of going overseas.
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"We both would like to thank you both for a wonderful stay, the units were perfect, the surrounds beautiful and the kids loved every minute. Thank you again for having us at such short notice and would greatly recommend "The Shores" to all our friends and family. Greatly appreciated the hospitality you expressed during our stay and we will definitely come back next time we are in Mackay." Regards Niki and Angela (16th December 2017)
"Good for a family get away. The beach is gorgeous and the neighbourhood is very friendly. Especially the local shopkeepers. I was really impressed with them. Management is friendly and helpful too." Dale (6th January, 2018)
"We had a great stay thank you, you were both extremely helpful and great hosts. I really appreciated the cleaners helping out also. The pamphlet you provided on arrival is very informative and the most useful one I have ever seen. We really enjoyed the facilities provided as well as the perfect location. Our unit was beautifully presented, very functional and comfortable. All in all we were very impressed as a group." cheers Bryony (6th January 2018)
The grounds are well cared for and it's a pleasure to walk around checking out all the great plants. Great pool and BBQ area's along with a tennis court which we used. The beach is just a few steps away. We appreciate the friendliness of management, Kerryn and Peter and their knowledge of the area, they go above and beyond to make sure that our experience with them is a wonderful and memorable stay. We will be back. Kindest regards" Liz and Charles (5th March, 2018)
As return visitors to the wonderful, family friendly Shores Holiday Apartments we find each time we visit that our accommodation is very clean, roomy and comfortable with everything required to make our stay pleasant. It's a home away from home!
"Thanks so much for having us we had again the most wonderful time. Thanks so much we love love love your place and when I get a second I will praise the heck out of the place. Love all you hard work with the gardens they are beautiful! Thanks so much" Sarah (16th April, 2018)