A new and wonderful addition to Mackay’s natural spaces, the Bluewater Trail in Mackay visits all of the important natural and recreational spaces in Mackay.
You’ll visit the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, a fantastic recreational space in and of itself, with beautiful gardens and plenty of space.
The Bluewater trail then runs through the Sandfly Creek Environmental Walkway, a great walk and a great ride too. It then takes advantage of the Catherine Freeman Walk before passing the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon swimming facility, offering a chance to cool off with a dip into the waters.
From there it takes you to the Bluewater Quay Public Open Space and along the foreshore to Iluka Park with its shady trees and great facilities.
It’s not just a trail to follow, keep an eye out for the fantastic community artworks and sculptures along the way, each one with a story and meaning. The trail crosses paths with many great locations and you could easily spend an afternoon at each, just relaxing and soaking in the sun and seaside atmosphere.
You’re spoilt for choice on the Bluewater Trail, you could even pack a rod and reel and head fishing off one of the two public fishing platforms at the Bluewater Quay near the Mackay Base Hospital.
Download a Trail map from the government website.