Bluewater Lagoon

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.

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  • 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 - May) - the facility will be closed from June for winter maintenance.
  • The facility is closed on Christmas Day
  • Patrons are required to exit the water 15 minutes prior to the closing time


Booking form

Email to register a booking at Bluewater Lagoon.

Location and contact details

Caneland Park
River Street, Mackay
Phone: (07) 4863 4172

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.