Bluewater Trail
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 45 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 225 Nebo Rd, West Mackay

  • End: 16 Lagoon St, West Mackay

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

  • Distance from state capital: 952 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -21.15927007

  • Longitude: 149.1595584


Bluewater Trail is a 3.4km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Queensland. The hike should take approximately 45 mins to complete.


See highlights of Mackay along the Bluewater Trail, a shared bicycle and pedestrian walkway which connects art, historic architecture and points of interest with natural beauty.

About the region

Mackay (/m??ka?/) is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located about 970 kilometres (603 mi) north of Brisbane, on the Pioneer River. Mackay is nicknamed the sugar capital of Australia because its region produces more than a third of Australia’s cane sugar.

There is controversy about the location of the region for administrative purposes, with most people referring to it as a part of either Central Queensland or North Queensland. Indeed, much confusion lies within the Queensland Government, with government services being provided through both Townsville (North Queensland) and Rockhampton (Central Queensland). Generally, the area is known as the Mackay–Whitsunday Region.

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