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Fifth Lane Street Art Mackay
Mackay, Mackay Region QLD

2021 Winner: Best Street Art Laneway

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Sixteen local and five visiting artists have helped transform an under-used laneway area into the thriving creative hub of Mackay on Queensland's coastline.


Fifth Lane Street Arts Project has created an outdoor gallery that has something for everyone.

The project started with a group of local artists with a vision to beautify one of the major lanes in the Mackay CBD and developed into a series of  murals, paste-ups, digital art and community art, all fused with augmented reality technology made possible by using the Zappar app.

Nestled on the banks of one of Australia’s rare blue water rivers, Mackay can be as exciting or as peaceful as you desire.


Begin your stay by exploring the city at Bluewater Quay where, in addition to this amazing public art, you’ll also find the heritage-listed Leichhardt Tree and architecturally impressive heritage and Art Deco buildings. The follow the banks of the Pioneer River and revive at one of the river-side cafes before taking a refreshing swim at Bluewater Lagoon. The Bluewater Trail continues through natural river wetlands along a raised boardwalk before arriving at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.


Delight in waterfront views at Mackay’s modern marina where luxury yachts gently bob on the tranquil harbour. It is the perfect spot to savour casual cuisine along the palm-lined promenade. Nearby Harbour Beach is also a popular area for swimming with beachside barbeques and scooters available for hire.

Fifth Laneway artists: Marissa Moore, Kate Brunner, Maya Harrison, Brigitte Zimmerman, Muddy Grimes, Hanh Mooncat, Traci Lietzke, Marilyn Bliss, Sue Mitchell, Cara Sanders, Dan Cydes, Scott Nagy, Corey, Katrina Matthews, Brightsiders, Anita Laura Kroeger, Tara Smith, Rosanne Kirby, Jodie Connolly, Jan Ward, Donna Maree Robinson, Nicole Zhara, Lesley Kane, Lyn Ahmat, Simon Pope.

Where? Located between Gregory and Wood streets, Fifth Lane is easily accessible from Victoria Street in Mackay City Centre.

Best viewing times: Anytime with new lights making it a great spot to check out at night too.

Map: Click here to download a map of the Fifth Lane Street Art laneway.

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