We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bluewater Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mackay CBD, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 622 529
Description:

Get out and explore this great region along the Bluewater Trail. Take a...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
We rode the bluewater trail

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
bruceburke1963
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 106: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 ride. I live near Olympic Park in Sydney and often ride around there. This ride... More 

Helpful?
Thank bruceburke1963
Moranbah, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is with in walking distance, including a huge shopping centre with everything you could possibly want. (Canelands).

Helpful?
Thank Lynnie B
Mackay Region, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail seems to go forever and ever through some very scenic areas. It is very pleasurable to stroll or run and offers some lovely little spots to stop along the way if a break is needed.

Helpful?
Thank Kezza682015
Batemans Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
412 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

On a recent overnight stay in Mackay, we visited the Bluewater Quay precinct. It does have a café overlooking the river, but on the afternoon we visited, for some reason it was closed, which was a little disappointing. There is an interesting propeller sculpture in the Quay area, plus some good water vistas from the deck overlooking the river. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank pandd1946
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
305 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Rather ordinary walk, (good for Mackay...but for someone from somewhere with lots of parks...its rather plain) Some facilities there, and reasonably well managed.,..

Helpful?
Thank James C
Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a great ride or walk for locals and visitors to the Mackay area. We do this bike trail most Sundays and finish with a coffee at one of the great coffee houses in the area. Very lucky to have this great trail so close.

Helpful?
Thank A7539GAbarrys
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Having read the previous reviews we thought we would take an early morning walk, beautiful place, very warm but water dispensers available at both ends to fill up the bottle. Walk between two parks is 2km and on a great path. Well worth a look while you are here

Helpful?
Thank melanie p
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Bluewater trail is a lovely path to walk/run/cycle. Trail is mostly flat and well maintained and easy to negotiate in any direction. You can travel as far as you like and has plenty of spots to have a rest. Where it runs along River St, there is access to Coffee shops and cafes, Canelands shopping centre and the Bluewater... More 

Helpful?
Thank Torty65
Warwick, Australia
Level Contributor
398 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

don't forget the sunscreen and insect repellent. great walks - beach to shops. wide paths so that walkers and bikers can pass easily

Helpful?
Thank Ross H
Level Contributor
2,473 reviews
1,910 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Bluewater Trail in Mackay is a scenic walk through bushland that is accessed from the free family friendly Bluewater Lagoon! Amazing place to go for a walk, especially at sunrise/sunset! Stunning views.

Helpful?
Thank KarolaRS

Travellers who viewed Bluewater Trail also viewed

 

Been to Bluewater Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bluewater Trail and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bluewater Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?