Bluewater Quay

The Bluewater Quay provides an accessible and attractive lifestyle facility for residents and tourists to enjoy.

Affectionately called Mackay’s ‘town square on the river’ by residents, the Bluewater Quay extends almost 250 metres and was built around the historic Leichardt Tree (part of the Nauclea orientalis), a common meeting point for new migrants to Mackay that arrived at the old Port district along River Street.

This prime river-front entertainment facility boasts:

  • Children’s water-play and playground
  • Entertainment stage
  • Picnic and barbecue areas
  • New viewing platform
  • Fishing platform
  • Public artworks
  • Boardwalk

The Bluewater Quay has many intents for use, including:

  • To create a meeting place Mackay’s CBD
  • A CBD area to host small festivals and public concerts
  • Undercover areas for market stalls and events
  • Provides the public with a restaurant (Ashtart Mackay - Lebanese restaurant) overlooking the Pioneer River