We started my car around 6am.
This is a rental car. And it is larger size and more powerful than our own. This is the reason we chose to rent this car rather than use our own.
We have drove for ten hours. Then we stopped over night at Mackay and stayed at backpacker which cost around $45 per a family room.
Personally, I don’t recommend stopping over night at Mackay. Mainly, there seem to be so many attractions.