The Mackay and Mossman districts have humid subtropical climates and fertile soils, providing ideal sugarcane growing conditions.

The Mackay area receives, on average, 1500mm rainfall annually, mostly in the January to April ‘wet’ season. The average temperature in the cooler months (May to September) is 25 degrees C and 34 degrees C in the warmer months (October to March). Mossman receives, on average, 1800mm rainfall annually, mostly from December to April. Mossman's average temperature in the cooler months (May to September) is 26 degrees C and 33 degrees C during the warmer months (October to March).