Home to Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, explore untouched nature and the region’s breathtaking national parks.

A trip to Mackay promises natural encounters that make you feel like you’re chartering your own adventure – whether it be exploring secluded beaches, discovering tropical islands just offshore or hiking its famous hinterland.

As the Motel is located on the edge of the City Heart, it is within walking distance to Mackays largest shopping centre, Canelands Central. The Blue Water Lagoon is also within strolling distance, which is a free-entry water park designed for fun for the whole family.

Located off the Bruce Highway, the motel enables easy access for visitors driving through, without the frustrating road noise. The Mackay Airport is a short 10 minute drive away, and a public bus stop is within metres of the Reception desk.

Mackay has many attractions to offer, from shopping and dining, to relaxing on one of our many stunning beaches. You can visit our museum or art galleries, or take a short drive and visit the Finch Hatton Gorge, and maybe have lunch with a platypus. The Mackay harbour offers free live entertainment on Sundays, the blue water lagoon is free fun for the whole family.

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Centrally located, Motel is 10 minutes’ walk from the CBD

Quiet and centrally located the Shakespeare Motel is an ideal choice for accommodation in Mackay. The wonderful Tudor style buildings, landscaped gardens and personalised service make your stay a  pleasureable one. The Motel is a 10 min. stroll to the CBD or just a short 5 min. walk to the  MECC if your here for a conference or lucky enough to be seeing a show.  Relax by our salt water pool.