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Bluewater Trail

Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 1300 622 529
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Cafe Latte bike ride

It's a nice loop and the master planners should be proud as it takes in lots of Mackay's scenic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline S
via mobile
Relaxing

The boys and i took a picnic lunch and went for a ride on our bikes from the west end of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emmsy1111
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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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  • Poor1%
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“bike ride” (10 reviews)
“pioneer river” (16 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Diesel0902
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love the scenery.very easy walk. just don't forget the aerograd! lots of insects. and don't forget the sunscreen.

Thank Ross H
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 24 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.

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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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