Construction of Mackay Adventure Lodge
It’s hard to pick a definite starting point here but let’s head back to the 12th of March 2020. My husband Dan and I had been running the wake park in Mackay for a little over a year and we had a fierce 5 year plan to turn our little piece of paradise into a tourism adventure hub. So we purchased a second hand Mitsuibishi Rosa Deluxe bus from a retiring transfer operator in the Whitsundays, lovely guy named Matt….Happy days as we start to plan all the exciting day trips we want to take people on, we have a bus and nothing can stop us now.
1 week later….
The country is plunged into the first COVID19 lockdown and everyone is forced to close their businesses and stay at home for 6 weeks… which turns into a 2 year rollercoaster of crazy new business rules, mandates, face masks, social distancing and more random lockdowns. Now most people would be thinking our timing is a little off but we tend to see opportunity in moments like these and decide to spend the 6 weeks working on building a tropical version of a snow ski lodge. Mackay Adventure Lodge was born.
July 2021 – the old empty car park will be transformed into Mackay’s newest boutique accommodation.
Now in January 2022 we are 6 months away from completion and the building site looks like this… we anticipate to be open around July 2022 and we can not wait to share more stories along the way.