Eimeo is an outer suburb of Mackay, 11 km north of the city's centre. It extends from the Mackay-Bucasia Road to a headland at the mouth of Eimeo Creek. There is a short stretch of sand, Eimeo Beach, east of the headland. The name derives from a pastoral run occupied by J.D. Armitage in the 1870s, itself possibly named after Armitage's Tahitian birthplace, claimed to be Eimeo Island.

The headland can be reached by Mango Avenue, which is flanked for about 150 metres by mango shade trees, probably planted in the 1880s. The trees are listed on the Queensland heritage register.


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