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The Beach Shack

House, Mackay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom



Quiet, relaxing location, just 40 minutes north Mackay

2kms of beautiful beach

2 bedrooms with sleep-out open plan beach house

Comfortably sleeps 6

Fully insect & security screened

Shaded outdoor deck areas with sea views

Wood-fired pizza oven

Outside shower


Fully self-contained including TV, DVD, washing machine & dryer, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, BBQ

2 car accommodation

Great fishing & crabbing


The picturesque beach of Ball Bay is located just 40mins north of Mackay. It is situated east of the quiet seaside holiday village of Seaforth. The Beach Shack is a 1950s style self-contained, open plan house that comfortably sleeps 6 people with 2 double beds and 2 single beds. With shaded timber decks on two sides of the house it is a relaxing place to wile away the hours. There are both indoor and shaded outdoor eating areas and a wood-fired pizza oven in the back yard. The Beach Shack is an ideal location for families with small children or couples looking to get away for a quiet & relaxing holiday.

Ball Bay offers beach and rock fishing. There is access to a small estuary from Ball Bay beach. For fishing enthusiasts boats can be launched straight off the beach or from nearby Victor Creek boat ramp at Seaforth. This boat ramp offers access to some of the most productive fishing and crabbing areas around Mackay and local islands.

The 2kms long Ball Bay beach provides important habitat for nesting marine turtles during the summer months.



Cape Hillsborough National park is any easy 10 minute drive from Ball Bay. There are various walking tracks such as the Juipera Plants Trail, the Diversity Boardwalk, the Beachcomber cover track and the Andrew Points walking track which passes 6 lookouts offering spectacular view. At low tide a causeway links the end of the track to Wedge Island.

The National Park also includes a picnic & BBQ area and a public toilet.


The Old Station Teahouse is a 100year old railway station that was transported to Cape Hillsborough. It is located just 5 minutes away from Ball Bay and offers Devonshire Teas, coffee & lunch. It is also open on Friday nights for wood-fired pizzas.


Seaforth is an easy 10 minute drive from Ball Bay and has basic facilites which include 2 shops for essential grocery items and fuel, a bowls club with bistro food & a courtesy bus and a boat ramp providing access to the Newry Island National Park including Rabbit, Newry, Outer Newry, Acacia, Rocky & Mausoleum Islands


Halliday Bay Golf Course is a picturesque 9 hole golf course just 5 minutes from Ball Bay. This course has spectacular view of the ocean and with 27 sandtraps & waterways is sure to challenge every golfer.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Clothes dryer DVD player Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Towels provided Washing machine
The Beach Shack is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Times Great little getaway - Loved it! It's a really beautiful part of the state.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Place to relax and unwind! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beach Shack. It's a great location and the house was very clean and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Our 4 teenagers had a ball and didn't miss the lack of internet service once. We will definitely be back! This was a great place to relax and unwind and spend some real quality time together.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, Easy House, Unspoilt Location Great Location. Unspoilt beautiful, low key holiday destination. Perfectly suited to our needs and expectations. 5 of us LOVED it.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a gem ! Our stay was very enjoyable. The house was clean and comfortable with everything you would want for a wonderful holiday, including games and toys for children and books to enjoy at night. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting just a quiet getaway or a family holiday.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beach shack No mobile service nor internet but wow we enjoyed every minute we stayed. Teens 15 & 17 never stopped we did not want to come back to reality
Date published: 2015-04-12
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