Comprising three tiered lagoons, the Bluewater Lagoon is a free family-friendly leisure facility overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay's city centre.
Covering an area equivalent to three 50 metre swimming pools, Bluewater Lagoon provides a safe all-round stinger-free swimming environment.
- A waterfall connects the two main lagoon areas which vary in depth up to 1.8 metres
- 19.5 metre water slide from the top lagoon to the middle lagoon
- An interactive children's water playground and drop-bucket
- The lagoon provides disabled and elderly access with handrails and suitable water levels
- A 1.9 metre fence surrounds the facility to provide a secure, safe environment
- Electric barbecue facilities available
- The Bluewater Lagoon Café - variety of snacks, drinks and ice cream
Entry fees and charges
Entry is free of charge
Hours of operation
- 9am - 5:45pm during the summer months (September - March)
- 9am - 4:45pm during the winter months (April - June)
- Winter closure dates: June 12 - August 31, 2023
- The facility is closed on Christmas Day
- Patrons are required to exit the water 15 minutes prior to the closing time
Please note: The operation of the blue slide, top lagoon, and kiosk can be affected by the weather, seasonal changes, and other factors. Please contact us in advance if you require confirmation on the availability of these facilities.
- Bluewater Lagoon (PDF 2.23 MB)
Location and contact details
River Street, Mackay
Phone: 0498 506 156
Terms and conditions
- Please supervise children in your care at all times
- Children under 13 years must be actively supervised at all times by a person 18 years or older
- Children under 5 years and non-swimmers must remain within arm's reach of a responsible person
- Appropriate attire must be worn while in the pool
- Swimming nappies must be worn by young children
- No inflatables are to be used in the pool. Exception being toddlers with flotation devices
- No tent pegs or portable barbecues are to be used on site
- No to the following: running, diving, bombing, pushing, smoking, glassware, alcohol and pets.
- Slide rules: No tandem riding. One rider at a time. Height restrictions apply, 110cm minimum.