Mackay is one of the sweetest spots in Australia. Nicknamed the Sugar Capital it hugs the Pioneer River near the coast just off the southern end of the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Relishing its subtropical climate and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, locals and visitors love Mackayís art-deco heritage, marina and water park, art and music festivals and its natural beauty. A particular favourite is the exquisite Orchid House in Mackayís Queens Park which features beautiful and sometimes bizarre looking orchids from exotic international locations and Australiaís own back yard.
Home to the Yuibera people, the traditional owners of the region, Mackay has a long history of cultural relations with the people of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu through the use of islander labour in the early days of sugar farming. Today a wide range of people celebrate their interrelated experiences in this culturally vibrant region with the descendants of the cityís original namesake, Captain John Mackay.
Another earlier captain, Captain James Cook, first spied the coast of Mackay on June 1, 1770 and named a number of landmarks including Cape Palmerston and Slade Point while The Endeavourís botanist, Sir Joseph Banks recorded sightings of Yuibera people in his journal. But it wasnít until Captain Mackay led an expedition into the Pioneer Valley that Europeans set foot on the landscape.
Today the Pioneer Valley hosts one of the largest stretches of rainforest in the beautiful Eungella National Park. At nearly 1300m altitude, this park is a nursery for ancient rainforest species and a stunning place to visit only an hourís drive from Mackay.
Serviced by both Townsville to the north and Rockhampton to the south, Mackay borders the Central and Northern districts of Queensland and is well equipped with both public and private hospitals. If you are celebrating the birth of a New Baby or sending
Get Well wishes, our Petals florists can deliver to the two maternity hospitals, Mackay Base Hospital in central Mackay and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in North Mackay, as well as to North Mackay Private Hospital and the Sarina Hospital in nearby Sarina.
Although Mackay is nearly 1000km north of Brisbane, and even further from all other capital cities, you can let someone know you are thinking of them no matter where you are with beautiful flower arrangements, keepsakes and gifts delivered fresh by the
Petals network of professional local florists. Brighten an elderly relative or friendís birthday with one of Petals beautiful
birthday arrangements and bouquets. Petals delivers to all Mackayís nursing homes including Homefield Aged Care Facility in Mackay, Resthaven Quarry in North Mackay and Northview Aged Care Centre in Glenella. And with same-day delivery your flowers will be there that day if you order before 2pm in the recipients time zone on weekdays, or before 10am on Saturdays.
With such a range of flowers, bouquets, arrangements and keepsake gifts to choose from, sometimes itís easier to let Petalís local florists in Mackay design an individual arrangement from their best blooms. Our
Designerís Choice selection suits all budgets and your purchase is 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Or pick a proven favourite from our Bestseller range. All Petals selections are guaranteed to please.
And when itís time to say a final goodbye, Petals professional florists in Mackay can deliver an arrangement that says with flowers what you cant say in person. Select a wreath, sheath, basket, bouquet or arrangement from our Sympathy range which includes the Designerís Choice Sympathy Wreath, a one-of-a-kind collection of our designersí freshest and most appropriate flowers. Petals delivers to all the funeral homes in Mackay including Mackay Funerals and City Funeral Services, both in Mackay and Newhaven Funerals Crematorium & Memorial Gardens at Mackay Harbour. Petals also delivers to all of Mackayís churches including the Mackay Baptist Church and the Lutheran Church in central Mackay, St Josephs Catholic Church in North Mackay, and the St Charles Anglican Church in West Mackay.
While same day service is guaranteed if you book by 2pm on weekdays in the recipients time zone and 10am on Saturdays, time-sensitive deliveries to church or funeral services cannot be guaranteed and prior-day bookings are recommended. See our
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