Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a leisurely stroll or scenic bike ride along the award winning shared pathway whilst taking in much of the region’s natural beauty.
The Bluewater Trail is a key component of council's Bluewater Activation Strategy.
Sites to visit on this path include:
- Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
- Sandfly Creek Environmental walkway
- Catherine Freeman walk
- The free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon swimming facility
- Bluewater Quay Public Open Space and
- Iluka Park.
Get active and enjoy the ‘ring of activity’ which boasts pedestrian and bicycle pathways, raised boardwalks, environmental areas, disabled access and activities for children and young people.
The trail looks to improve community well being and recreational opportunities, and provides a mixed use integrated trail through environmental and green space areas and the city's beaches.
The inclusion of two public fishing platforms at the Bluewater Quay and near the Mackay Base Hospital provides another recreational opportunity along the Bluewater Trail.
The trail has been a collaborative project with funding assistance from the Queensland Government and Australian Government.
Sections of the trail are yet to be completed, with work continuing on various pathways.
For more information about the Bluewater Trail:
- Download the Bluewater Trail Map (PDF 205KB)
- Download the Bluewater Trail Brochure (PDF 3.57MB)
- Download the Bluewater Trail Case Study (PDF 2.3MB)