Mackay Beach Horse Races - Mackay Beach Horse Races

Mackay Beach Horse Races

 
 
Mackay Beach Horse Races is BACK in 2022!
 
Our First Release is LIVE and offers you a brief opportunity to sprint ahead of the pack, nabbing your event tickets, hospitality packages, or deluxe VIP options at a great price.

You'll need to be quick though! First Release ticket allocation is strictly limited and once it's gone, it's GONE.
 
STRICTLY LIMITED ALLOCATION - DON'T DELAY
 
SECURE YOUR TICKETS NOW
 

There's so much to tell you! 

There's lots going on behind the scenes in preparation for the Mackay Beach Horse Races' big comeback - let's trot through the latest!

 

Exciting new partnerships 

First of all, our thanks to Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Isaac Tourism and Tourism & Events Queensland - the foundation & strategic partners who've brought the Mackay Beach Horse Races back to life!

We're now equally proud to announce a fresh batch of partners helping us take this thing to the next level, including:

Mackay Airport
(Major Presenting Partner)

The Dispensary
(VIP Deck Experience Partner)

Mackay Surf Life Saving Club
(Community Partner)
Whether you're jetting into Mackay Airport for the weekend, checking out The Surf Club's entertainment, or getting spoiled silly by The Dispensary in true VIP style, chances are you'll be enjoying the hospitality of one or more of these fantastic organisations - and in every case, you're in for a treat!
 

Top Aussie DJs

Descending on the beach from all corners are some of the hottest names in Australian dance music, including Stace CadetMell HallJolyon PetchSgt SlickPaceyClovr and Caleb Pace.


Australian producer, DJ, and vocalist Stace Cadet has made a name for himself creating joyous, euphoric sounds and will headline the event, following on from the success of his massive hit single ‘Energy’, which blew audiences away and charted 21 in triple j’s Hottest 100.


Whether at festivals like Beyond The Valley, sidebyside, or in some of the most infamous disco dens around Australia, Mell Hall has got your dance-floor covered, and this June, she’ll be taking control of the beachside city, too.

Mackay also welcomes Kiwi born and Melbourne-based producer/DJ royalty Jolyon Petch, who's spent recent years dominating the ARIA club charts and finding support in artists like Don Diablo, Diplo, Afrojack and more. Expect this club mainstay to dominate the party!

Melbourne-based producer and ARIA nominee Sgt Slick will also land in Mackay after spending several years in the US,  which included high profile gigs and residencies from Los Angeles to New York City, Las Vegas to San Francisco, Boston to Atlantic City and beyond.
 

A rockin' live band

Don't miss the Little Steely Brothers as they pay tribute to the classic hits of Little River Band, Steely Dan, Doobie Bros and The Eagles, with iconic tracks from Boz Scaggs, Jackson Browne, Mister Mister, Toto, Jimmy Buffett, Huey Lewis, Pablo Cruz, Oingo Boingo, America, The Beach Boys, and many more in their live show ‘Sounds of the West Coast’.

 
 

The Dispensary VIP Deck

The Dispensary VIP Deck Package includes 10 x Saturday General Admission, plus 10 x Craftman’s Lunch Grazing Buffet (e.g. variety of quiches, salads, deli meats, gourmet cheeses, freshly baked bread, petit fours etc.), Roaming Canapés (e.g. chicken skewers, lamb cutlets, prosciutto wrapped prawns, focaccia with mixed fillings, grilled fish on flatbread etc.), and two-hour premium beverage package (premium wine, local beer, soft drink and signature cocktail).

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Table of 10 Package: $3,750
Single Ticket: $385

BOOK THE DISPENSARY VIP DECK
 

Starting Line @ The Surf Club

Saturday Starting Line @ The Surf Club Package includes Saturday General Admission, plus a variety of hot and cold share platters - e.g. skewers varieties, slider burgers, wedges, cold and hot seafood, arancini etc. Additional meals and take away style food options are also available for separate purchase.

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Adult Ticket: $95
Youth (13-17yrs) / Concession Ticket: $74
Child (5-12yrs) Ticket: $39

BOOK STARTING LINE @ THE SURF CLUB
 

The Beach Club

Saturday Beach Club Ticket includes Saturday General Admission plus access to the Beach Club venue (strictly capacity limited). The Beach Club venue offers great views, with tables, chairs and umbrellas in small groupings (no reservations taken), a user pays food and beverage service (including Beach Club exclusive drinks specials), and top Aussie DJ entertainment. 

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Adult 18+ Only: $89

BOOK THE BEACH CLUB
 

Beach Cabana Package

Saturday Beach Cabana Package includes 10 x Saturday General Admission tickets plus a dedicated 4m x 3m cabana, with its own picket-fenced beer garden on the sand, 10 x chairs, 2 x trestle tables, 1 x esky (stocked with ibis Hotel starter beverage pack, including beer, cider, wine varieties, premixes and water - specific details to come), plus ibis Hotel Food Pack: Antipasto (prosciutto cotto, hungarian salami, parma ham and marinated pastrami) Cheese & crackers (smoked cheddar, camembert, brie, Adelaide Hills blue, lavosh, grissini sticks, wafers & water crackers), spreads (hummus, French onion, roast pepper, pickled onion, dolmades, semi-dried tomato, artichoke, gherkins & caper berries) and Dessert (lamingtons, caramel slice, mint slice).  

NB: Cabana package includes 10 adult tickets. Supervised children and youths are welcome to join their parents/guardians in addition to the 10 adults. Simply purchase them a Child or Youth Ticket. 

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Cabana for 10 Package: $1,595

And just in case you're feeling extra fancy...

Consider adding on the ibis Hotel Gourmet Food Pack for 10 (upgrade)

Includes Antipasto (fresh cooked ocean prawns, smoked salmon, prosciutto cotto, hungarian salami, parma ham and marinated pastrami) Cheese & crackers (smoked cheddar, camembert, brie, Adelaide Hills blue, lavosh, grissini sticks, wafers & water crackers, French baguette, garlic ciabatta, pita bread and plain roti) Spreads (hummus, french onion, guacamole, semi-dried tomato, artichoke, gherkins, kalamata olives, roast pepper, pickled onion, dolmades, semi-dried tomato, artichoke, gherkins, caper berries) & Dessert (profiterole, mini jam donuts, petit four, cheese-eclair and lamingtons).

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
ibis Hotel Premium Food Pack for 10 (upgrade): $300

BOOK A BEACH CABANA
 

General Admission 

Saturday Races General Admission Ticket

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Adult Ticket: $55
Youth (13-17yrs) / Concession Ticket: $40
Child (5-12yrs) Ticket: $25

BOOK GENERAL ADMISSION
 

Friday Night Beach Concert &
Sunday Recovery Session
 

Friday Night (Beach Concert) General Admission Ticket for Mackay Surf Club: Little Steely Brothers pay tribute to the classic hits of LRB, Steely Dan, Doobie Bros and The Eagles, with iconic tracks from Boz Scaggs, Jackson Browne, Mister Mister, Toto, Jimmy Buffett, Huey Lewis, Pablo Cruz, Oingo Boingo, America, The Beach Boys, and many more in their live show ‘Sounds of the West Coast’.

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
Adult Ticket: $15
Youth (13-17yrs) / Concession Ticket: $10
Child (5-12yrs) Ticket: $10

Sunday Recovery Session General Admission Ticket for Mackay Surf Club. Entertainment details coming soon!


 

BOOK BEACH CONCERT AND/OR RECOVERY SESSION
 

Shuttle Services 

Return Saturday journeys between EimeoMount PleasantCanelandsSlade PointMackay SouthSarinaMirani (Pioneer Valley) and the Event Precinct.

Detailed route information to come. All services will have patrons arriving on site by approximately 10.30am, with departures from 6pm and a final service at approximately 9.30pm. 

FIRST RELEASE PRICING
All routes (return): $10-15

BOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE
 

A word from our Major Presenting Partner:
Mackay Airport 

"Mackay Airport is pleased to be the Major Presenting Partner of Mackay Beach Horse Races for 2022. Major events are key drivers of visitation to regional Australia and having an iconic event like this back on the Mackay events calendar will certainly boost visitor numbers and support the local economy."

- Garry Porter, North Queensland Airports Chief Operations Officer

Mackay Airport Terminal
ibis Mackay Hotel
 
 

Get involved

We're still accepting Expressions of Interest from fearless HorseridersVolunteers & Community Groups keen to get amongst the seaside mayhem, Vendors seeking prime on-site activation real estate, and Sponsors looking to align with a popular regional event or snap up a corporate box!

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: HORSES & RIDERS
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: VOLUNTEERS
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: COMMUNITY GROUPS
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: VENDORS
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: SPONSORS
 

Flexible payment options available

TIME TO PAY is our Buy Now Pay Later ticketing facility, allowing you to make equal instalment payments over a nominated period of time. Pay only your initial deposit and booking fee to secure your tickets, then future payments are debited from your nominated account at the specified intervals.

To participate, simply select the 
Time to Pay option at checkout.
It's that easy!

BUY NOW PAY LATER
 

Giddy up! 
- Team MBHR 

Mackay Beach Horse Races - First Release

Friday 10 June - Sunday 12 June 2022, 5:00 PM

VenueHarbour Beach

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Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
Saturday Races GA Ticket - ADULT 18+
Extra Info
$55.00
Saturday Races GA Ticket - YOUTH (13-17yrs) / CONCESSION
Extra Info
$40.00
Saturday Races GA Ticket - CHILD (5-12yrs)
Extra Info
$25.00
Saturday Races GA Ticket - ACCESSIBLE VIEWING
Extra Info
$0.00
Saturday Races GA Ticket - COMPANION
Extra Info
$0.00
Saturday Beach Club Ticket - ADULT 18+ ONLY
Extra Info
$89.00
Saturday Ibis Hotel Beach Cabana Package (for groups of up to 10)
Extra Info
$1,595.00
Add on: ibis Hotel Gourmet Food Pack for 10 (upgrade)
Extra Info
$300.00
Add on: Extra Person - ADULT 18+
Extra Info
$159.50
Saturday Starting Line @ The Surf Club - ADULT 18+
Extra Info
$95.00
Saturday Starting Line @ The Surf Club - YOUTH (13-17yrs) / CONCESSION
Extra Info
$74.00
Saturday Starting Line @ The Surf Club - CHILD (5-12yrs)
Extra Info
$39.00
Saturday Finish Line @ The Dispensary VIP Deck Table of 10 Package - ADULT 18+ ONLY
Extra Info
$3,750.00
Saturday Finish Line @ The Dispensary VIP Deck Single Ticket - ADULT 18+ ONLY
Extra Info
$385.00
Friday Night Beach Concert Ticket - ADULT 18+
Extra Info
$20.00
Friday Night Beach Concert Ticket - YOUTH (13-17yrs) / CONCESSION
Extra Info
$15.00
Friday Night Beach Concert Ticket - CHILD (5-12yrs)
Extra Info
$15.00
Friday Night Beach Concert Ticket - ACCESSIBLE VIEWING
Extra Info
$0.00
Friday Night Beach Concert Ticket - COMPANION
Extra Info
$0.00
Sunday Recovery Session - ADULT 18+
Extra Info
$15.00
Sunday Recovery Session - YOUTH (13-17yrs) / CONCESSION
Extra Info
$10.00
Sunday Recovery Session - CHILD
Extra Info
$10.00

Dates & Times

Date Times
Friday 10 June 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 11 June 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12 June 11:00am - 5:00pm

The Venue

Harbour Beach


Address

Mackay Harbour
Mackay
QLD 4740
Australia

This long, patrolled sandy beach next to the marina is a popular spot for swimming & sunbathing.

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