Each of our ports is equipped to maximise trade commitments, meet environmental obligations and facilitate local communities by providing employment, as well as recreation areas.
You’ll find information below about the areas and facilities surrounding each of North Queensland Bulk Port’s four trading ports.
The Port of Mackay's Southern Breakwater is a favourite spot for sightseeing, cycling, walking and running.
Follow the 10,000 steps distance markers along the breakwater, a project supported by our Port of Mackay Community Reference Group.
The breakwater is a great facility for pet owners to walk their pets; but please pick up and dispose of your pet's waste. Some waste contains harmful bacteria that are toxic to our waterways.
Please use the plastic bags located in dispensers along the breakwater to help keep it beautiful for everyone's enjoyment.
NQBP encourages the community to access and use the breakwater in a safe and responsible manner and with consideration of other users and local residents of the Mackay Marina.
NQBP encourages the community to report any unsafe or illegal behaviours to the Queensland Police Service on Policelink 131 444.
Port Binnli has constructed a nib wall within the Mackay Marina. For queries on the nib wall please contact Mackay Marina for more information.
NQBP’s Old Mulherin Park, adjacent to the Mackay Marina, includes playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecue facilities and public toilets. For bookings and maintenance requests please email [email protected]. For after-hours emergencies please call 074955 8147.
The Kommo Toera Trail is a spectacular one kilometre walking trail, located in melaleuca rainforest in the Port of Mackay conservation area. These wetlands are a dynamic place to visit whatever the season.
In conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Weipa Town Authority and Rio Tinto, NQBP completed a new Evans Landing public boat ramp in December 2015. We donated the land and committed an additional $600,000 to construct the boat ramp and pontoons. This project also delivered a 53 boat and car space bitumen car park, including concrete kerb and guttering and lighting for operational areas.
The Bowen Wharf is used for various recreational activities such as fishing and walking. Public access is allowed to the main jetty facilities; however, the tug berth area remains a secure zone with restricted access.
The Port of Hay Point administration building features a public lookout area, where the community and visitors can view both Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Hay Point Services Coal Terminal.
The Port also features landscaped native gardens (developed on strategic port land) with beach access, pathways, and picnic facilities.
Nearbyis Half Tide Tug Harbour which includes a public boat ramp and a floating walkway for recreational vessels up to 7.5m in length.
At high tide, the 2.4m wide and 40m long walkway can accommodate up to six vessels and can be accessed from both sides. The walkway is not suitable for vessels when tides are 2.25m or below. Please check the tide times when planning for your trip.
Funding for the walkway, completed in June 2018, was provided by Transport and Main Roads Marine Infrastructure Investment Program.
We welcome enquiries about our educational port tours, conducted for schools and industry groups at the Ports of Abbot Point and Mackay. Tours are tailored to suit your needs. If you would like to arrange a port tour, please contact us.