City Culture Trail

Multiple Locations

The prosperity and pioneering heritage of Mackay is reflected within the City Centre, a collection of beautifully preserved buildings and art, which give an insight into the region's turbulent past. This journey can be completed on foot or by bicycle if desired and will showcase a range of Mackay's cultural treasures.

Journey Details

Duration
24 Hours
Distance
9.5 Kilometres

Activities

  • Cycling

Other Information

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Full Itinerary

Bluewater Quay Heritage Walk

Begin your journey on Bluewater Quay and stroll the waterfront. Discover the impressive public art, a showcase of the pioneering history and current industry sectors of Mackay. The heritage-listed Leichhardt Tree can be discovered in this area.

Join Mackay Visitor Information Centre volunteers on the Heritage Walk, a guided stroll through Mackay's Central Business District to view architecturally impressive buildings, many from the 1930's Art Deco era (tours run on Wednesdays and Thursdays between May and September). This walk can also be done as a self-guided expedition.

The 90-minute walk includes historic structures that are listed with the National Trust, including the Mackay Court House.

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Route Details
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Route Type Circuit
Bluewater Quay, Jubilee Park, Mackay Cemetery and Fine Dining in the City

Rest and take in beautiful blue-water views from a café, restaurant or bar overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River, before continuing your exploration past old warehouses on River Street, where local art can be discovered in a grass-roots art gallery.

Meander across town to Jubilee Park for a cultural feast. View impressive and inspirational artwork at Artspace, take a quiet moment at the regional library, or visit the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre for the chance to book tickets to see a world-class show.

For an insight into the lives of Mackay's early pioneers, a self-guided cemetery walk can be taken at Mackay Cemetery.

The cemetery heritage walk brochure can be found at Mackay Regional Council, or the Mackay Visitor Information Centre on Nebo Road. The informative brochure guides you past some of Mackay's earliest and most historic headstones, while also giving insight into the life they lived.

Complete your cultural indulgence with an elegant dinner at one of Mackay's top-rated, fine-dining establishments, in the heart of the Cental Business District.

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Route Type One Way

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