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Bluewater Trail

Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 1300 622 529
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Excellent bikeway but poorly managed

We visited Mackay for a couple of days and took our bikes on this trail. A great idea and concept... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Had a walk here

Great place to walk plenty nice place to see and plenty place to sit and watch the work go by and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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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.Six of the region's key attractions sit along the trail including the beautiful Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, the Sandfly Creek Environmental Walkway, the Catherine Freeman walk, the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon aquatic facility, Bluewater Quay (with barbecue facilities) and Iluka Park (all abilities playground).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.Winner of the 2010 National Heart Foundation Local Government Award.
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  • Poor1%
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“pioneer river” (16 reviews)
“bike ride” (9 reviews)
“blue water” (11 reviews)
Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 1300 622 529
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Mackay for a couple of days and took our bikes on this trail. A great idea and concept and excellent tracks in some parts but the signposting is so bad that we had to constantly stop and refer to maps or ask people...More

Thank GlobetrotterJSH
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk plenty nice place to see and plenty place to sit and watch the work go by and enjoy a great walk

Thank Scorpionxxix
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A walkway created to generate healthy community,to give freshness,lessens the stress of work by gentle walk and looking surround river and other activity while walking..it does offer more...good fir everyone. Only CONS: sandfly bite..

Thank JungSuman B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Walked the trail a few times, great views of the Pioneer River, and a nice way to get around town. A good place to ride a bicycle.

Thank Hobbityhob
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Lovely walk in certain parts, other parts rather not interesting. Nice opportunity to spend a day. We got lost after the Botanical Gardens. Helpful locals got us back on track.

1  Thank SilkeAndrea
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

What a great asset to the city of Mackay is this network of flat walking trails down on the banks of the Pioneer River. A beautiful spot for some photos as the sun goes down. Just bring the mozzie spray as the mozzies and sand...More

1  Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a wonderfull attraction for Mackay,It is so relaxing to walk the trail as there is so many things to see.Also a good bike riding trip,to see,

1  Thank 11Bear
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great place to walk or ride a bike alongside the river. A fabulous facility to easily get around and enjoy the outdoors.

Thank 219janen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We just love walking the bluewater trail as there is a variety of things to see along the way. Make sure you have some change in your pocket to take advantage of the many coffee shops along the way....always a good excuse for a rest!!

1  Thank lynettes714
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My 13 y/o daughter and I rode the bluewater trail from our accommodation (Potters Oceanside Motel) to Botanic Gardens. It was Jan17 so it was hot and humid. The ride was easy and was mainly on dedicated bike/walking path. It was flat and easy to...More

1  Thank bruceburke1963
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Dunmar4740 | Reviewed this property |
I you take a walk along the Pioneer River on the Blue Water Trail, at the Boat Ramp in River Street you will see a great variety of native birds along there.