Local Knowledge

Toolakea Beach Boat Ramp & Camping Grounds

This is a very basic unsealed ramp that is really only for light craft. High water you could get a larger boat in but with two other ramps fairly close I would use them if larger then 16ft. 24hr Camping grounds Free Gas BBQ’s Shaded seating Showers and toilets Playgym Shops 800m Ultra quiet as More >

Annandale BMX Park

This council built park is great for learners and stuntmen alike. It is fairly well maintained with all the good jumps. The facilities also include: Huge raintree forest with playgym Rolling green banks of the Ross River Water Bubbler Walking tracks and bridges Awesome dirt BMX track

Garbutt BMX and Half Pipe

The BMX track here is excellent with cement burms and great jumps. The skate park is basically just a half pipe. The park also boasts: Huge green fields Castle Hill PCYC Shaded seating Bikeways and walkways Parking

Murray BMX and Skatepark

This is the best complex in Townsville. It is found opposite the Basketball stadium off Bowen Road. Massive feature rich cement skatepark Huge dirt BMX track catering for every skill level Bikeway leading from Annadale and Fairfield Waters into the complex Well maintained Securtiy cameras and night lighting Fully fenced, off leash dog walking area

Riverway Skatepark

This fully concrete park includes all the features you would expect from a modern skate park. Tables Bowls Stairs Humps Rails Basketball 1/2 Court It is also well secured with partols from Riverway making regular passes and a full CCTV camera system. The entire area is under flood lights during the evenings.

Amazing Riverway

The banks of the Ross River are transformed into a paradise of riverside walkways, stunning gardens, tropical lagoons and rolling parklands. The Riverway complex includes: Art gallery and performing arts centre Two massive tropical lagoons, free to the public Raintree forest with vast expanse of lush green grass QNI Sustainable enery eco-hut Showers and toilets More >

North Shore Aquatic Leisure Centre

During the last three years Council has been developing the first stage of the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre to be located at Stockland’s North Shore development at Burdell. The project is a partnership project with Sport and Recreation Queensland and Stockland developers, costing approximately $5.4 million. The first stage of the facility includes a 50 More >

Paradise Lagoon

This is the most desireable swimming spot in the direct Townsville region. 50mins away and well worth the drive. It has sensational rainforest surrounds and wonderful views as you climb the range. The 110% best feature is that is fed by the Paluma Dam and hence runs 365days a year no matter what. Always running More >

Rollingstone – New Rd

This superb swimming hole is crystal clear and always fresh. Features Include: Fed from Mt Spec and Paluma Dam this hidden oasis is always flowing. It ranges from a mild stream to a full blown rapid after a bit of rain. There are large flat rocks and a beautiful sandy beach to enter the lagoon. More >

Rollingstone- Camping grounds

This is the wide section of the river with very little rapids. Suitable for young swimmers and a paddle. Facilities Include: Free camping Free BBQ’s Shaded seating Fantastic clear swimming area Rolling green parklands Toilets and showers Shops close