Local Knowledge

Townsville 400 V8 Supercar Championship


Our season starts off with a street circuit in Adelaide and finishes with a street circuit in Sydney, and there are now a few other street circuits spread throughout the year. But as far as passion goes, I think Townsville will be the biggest street event. North Queensland has been starved of motorsport for a More >

Billabong Sanctuary


This is a fantastic animal sanctuary with Kangaroo’s and bird life roaming free and engaging the patrons. There are the usual heart stopping croc shows and animal feeding as well as a pool and free BBQ’s. Locals get the added advantage of yearly membership that includes a whole range of great benefits. 10% off ReefHQ More >

Museum of Tropical Queensland


The Museum of Tropical Queensland is one of Townsville’s leading tourist attractions and educational centres. As one of six campuses of the Queensland Museum, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is a world-class facility showcasing the history and heritage of the North Queensland region. From the grand reconstruction of HMS Pandora’s bow to the larger than More >

Reef HQ


Reef HQ is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and is a must see attraction in the Townsville region. Reef HQ was built as a Bicentennial Commemorative project and opened in Townsville on 24th June 1987.  Reef HQ is the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The mission of Reef More >

Townsville Maritime Museum


In 2001, the museum opened its doors to the public after a year of extensive refurbishment. With Commonwealth Centenary of Federation funding, the resulting ‘ship complex’ has attracted a great deal of community support. Located on the southern bank of Ross Creek, the boardwalk overlooks the Townsville motorboat and yacht club, while the entrance gate More >

All of the Boat Ramps listed here have great land based fishing


There are plenty of flat “work spaces” surrounding all the boat ramp listings. Some of these offer a variety of beach and estuary fishing with many varied species on offer. Some of the Northern beaches offer excellent fishing straight off the beach. If you turn off the Bruce Highway at any of the signs in More >

Aplins Weir (Fresh meets the Salt)


This is renowned for producing plenty of Barra during the wet season. This is where the fresh water meets the tidal saltwater section of the Ross River. There is usually heaps of bait down here but also rocks if you are not carefull. There are some sandy edges down by the riverside that are better More >

Five Mile Creek


This little creek is tidal and can produce really good fish at the right time. Heaps of parking Shaded Seating Excellent estuary and beach fishing Free BBQ’s Good bait for cast netting usually Yabbie bar around the back of the creek Driving down Bundock Street you turn at Belrowes Shops (Little Street) and head down More >

Rooneys Bridge. Railway Avenue

Railway Avenue, Townsville, Qld 4811

This is a fairly heavily fished area. Saying that I have been there for a good run of whiting just recently. Usually good even if just for some fun with the kids. Plenty of small stuff hanging around under the bridge.

The Marina Rockwall


This area boasts many varied fishing spots. There is the full walk out to the end of the break wall that is known to produce good pelagic species on a fairly regular basis. There is also good fishing just down to the left near the carpark beside the casino. Many various rock and ocean species More >