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Attractions - Mackay


Bluewater Lagoon

Comprising three tiered lagoons, the Bluewater Lagoon is a free family-friendly leisure facility overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay's city centre.

Covering an area equivalent to three 50 metre swimming pools, Bluewater Lagoon provides a safe all-round stinger-free swimming environment. https://www.mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/council_facilities/bluewater_lagoon


Artspace Mackay

Artspace Mackay is the regional art gallery owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council and aims to provide visitors to the region with a taste of our unique environment https://www.artspacemackay.com.au/

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Explore the vast range of flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays as well as other native and exotic plants which feature in five 'culturally-themed' gardens https://www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au/

Bluewater Quay

An ideal destination for leisure in Mackay, the Bluewater Quay located along the Pioneer River in the CBD is a thriving waterfront precinct. Featuring picnic areas and barbecues as well as cafés and restaurants, you can enjoy a bite to eat while overlooking one of the country's bluest rivers. The multi-million dollar facility is also a popular concert and event venue throughout the year, especially on New Year's Eve. The Bluewater Quay is located on the scenic Bluewater Trail which is a walking and cycling trail travelling around the city traversing the Catherine Freeman Walk, Pioneer Environmental Walk, Ocean Way and Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

Mackay Harbour

Home to the Australian Marina of the Year, this seaside village is well worth a visit. Its peaceful setting is quite busy at times with access to a boat ramp, the local Surf Club and an array of eateries along the waterfront.

Bluewater Trail

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.

Lamberts Lookout

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Blacks Beach

Located at Mackay's northern beaches, Black's Beach is Mackay's longest continuous beach, approximately six kilometres in length. It is a 15 minute drive from Mackay's city centre.

Cape Hillsborough National Park

Cape Hillsborough National Park is one of the most striking and peaceful places on the Central Queensland coast. It's teeming with life and diverse habitats—from rainforest and eucalypts, to mangroves, beaches and rocky headlands. It's a brilliant place to hike, picnic, boat, fish, relax and explore. Bring your camera and drink in the sunrise as you snap away and enjoy the view of the sun over the ocean at Cape Hillsborough National Park

Eungella National Park

In the waters of Eungella National Park there are cheeky platypus that love to frolic. Around dawn and dusk is when you can come to spot them playing and feeding in the water

Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton Gorge is a vast landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations. Discover spectacular walks and freshwater swimming holes to cool off in afterwards. Take a 4.2km stroll through dense tropical rainforest to see the spectacular Araluen and Wheel of Fire waterfalls. After working up a sweat, cool off in the clear rock pools



Click on the links below to download maps for trails around the Mackay region.

5th Lane Street Art Trail
Art Deco Walk
Artwalk Trail
Bluewater Trail
Bungalows of West Mackay
Cemetery Walk
Finch Hatton MTB Trails
Pioneer Valley Heritage Driving Trail
Sarina Heritage Walking Trail