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Slade Point QLD

Slade Point

Postcode: 4740

Slade Point is a peninsular suburb north of Mackay, Queensland, Australia (population approximately 4000). Slade Point, a prominent coastal feature was named by Captain James Cook.

Slade Point Reserve lies at Lamberts Beach stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region. Visitors can walk through the reserve.

Lamberts Beach and Slade Point, on the other side of McReady’s Creek are often favourite haunts for mackerel and reef fish.

Facilities includes BBQ facilities, bicycle path, car park, coach parking, parking for the disabled, picnic area, restaurant licensed, shaded area and viewing platform. Activities includes fishing – Beach, fishing – Estuary, flora, swimming, aAnimal viewing and walking.

Slade Point State School is situated in the Suburb of Slade Point some 10km from Mackay’s city heart. Current enrolment is 310 students in the Primary section including 25 Prep students. Of these students 90 are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

The school was established in 1939 and is situated in well-established school grounds.