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Bluewater Trail

Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 1300 622 529
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great view of water and vegetation. Suitable for walking or bike riding. It would be an amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Ahmad Y
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Great place for a bike ride

My daughter and I had 2 visits here on the weekend for bike rides. The track along the waterfront... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
415GerardC
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Mackay, 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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  • Average6%
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“pioneer river” (17 reviews)
“blue water” (12 reviews)
“great walk” (10 reviews)
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Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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+61 1300 622 529
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

great view of water and vegetation. Suitable for walking or bike riding. It would be an amazing place if the weather of Mackay is a bit colder.

Thank Ahmad Y
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had 2 visits here on the weekend for bike rides. The track along the waterfront has great views and the vegetation also makes it nice and pleasant for a ride on a warm summers day.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I took my morning walk along the Blue Water Trail. What a great asset this is to MacKay. It is a wonderfully diverse trail on a nice morning.

Thank Ian606
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great exercise trail on bike, but you have to dodge a bit of pedestrian and bike traffic at peak hours. Near the boat ramp, be aware of bushfires randomly smoking you out. It is a good loong trail to burn some energy. Thumbs up!

Thank Heath S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We walked slowly ('cos of the heat) along some of this trail. It's suitable for walking and cycling. Lovely views over the Pioneer River. In the cooler months it would be nice to do the whole trail - goes in a loop and covers some...More

Thank Jacqui H
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The Bluewater Trail can be as long/strenuous as you like. A short stroll or a long fitness track - it's up to you. Whatever you desire you will enjoy the beautiful sights of mackay along the way.

Thank Brad_Eveleigh
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It's a nice loop and the master planners should be proud as it takes in lots of Mackay's scenic best. It's an hour plus easy ride as flat and on bike paths or bike lanes with a couple of back street link ups. We started...More

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The boys and i took a picnic lunch and went for a ride on our bikes from the west end of the circuit and had lunch on the board walk near the Forgan Smith bridge, table and chairs were you could look out over the...More

Thank emmsy1111
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to get out with the kids. Great paths and lovely scenery to take in. 😃 Can cycle or walk.

Thank Diesel0902
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Wonderful walking and biking trail for all fitness levels and quite accessible for a wheelchair. Lots of seating along the way to rest or take in the surrounds. Many different birds along the way.

Thank habanachooky
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WonderingVikings
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.
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