Local Knowledge

The Stone Bridge and Paluma National Park


This is one of the most desirable swimming spots around Townsville. Iconic Bridge and sweeping views all in a cloud covered rainforest setting. Massive naturally carved stone hole 5m deep and 5m wide (pics 5 & 6) Natural Spa feeding this pool Multiple waterfalls Rainforest swimming hole BBQ’s and shaded seating Toilets and showers Crystal More >

Castle Hill Forts


Spectacular views over Townsville and Cleveland Bay. The summit has various walking tracks and lookouts. ¬†¬†Facilites and features include: Old Military Fort called a “Pill Box” Chilled water cooler Shaded seating Observation decks Stunning views Gardens Toilets

Mt Stuart Peak


Stunning views over Townsville, Castle Hill and out to Cleveland Bay. The summit includes: Various walking tracks and lookouts Shaded seating Observation deck Fantastic views Bush aspect inlcuding various types of flora and fauna

Paluma Dam & Paradise Lagoon


Combine a perfect view with a sensational swimming hole and this is the result. 10/10 This community in the clouds is like the “Maleny of Townsville” Tea Rooms Cloud Covered Mountains Views over rich farming land and out to the Coral Sea Prime crystal clear swimming holes BBQ and Covered seating areas Walking tracks Stunning More >

Anzac Memorial Park


This spectacular park in honour of our defence personel has been heritage listed to preserve its beauty for generations to come. Some of the activites at Anzac park include: Gardens of rememberance, with stories and interactive displays Memorials to some of our service people and the conflicts they have served in The eternal flame Play More >

Pallarenda and Rowes Bay


This wonderful beachside reserve runs from the start of Soroptomist Parklands at the end of Primrose Street all the way down to the old quarantine station at the end of the bay. Some of the features include: Various rolling green parklands Off leash dog walking area Multiple high quality play gyms Superb walking tracks Waterfront More >

Queens Gardens Paradise


This sanctuary in the city has a thick lush green hedge maze and a bird habitat as just a few of its stunning attributes. Some others include: Established formal gardens and tropical specimens An ultra-rare Wollemi Pine Rainforest walk Perfume Gardens with stunning roses and vast assortments of herbs. Bird habitat that is free and More >

Sherrif Park


Nestled on the banks of The Ross River this leafy park boasts exercise stations and plenty of high quality gym equipment. Rolling green grass, BBQ’s and heaps of covered seating make it a favourite with families. Features include: Picnic Shelters with tables and chairs Free gas BBQ’s High quality play equipment inlcuding space net climbing More >

The Rockpool


This salt water rockpool marks the Northern end of The Strand. Surrounded by manicured gardens, boardwalks, fishing stations and play grounds. This is a fantastic place to laze away a sunday. There are activities for the whole family. Some of them include: Play gym with flying fox Massive calm water rockpool filled with fresh seawater. More >

The Strand Waterfront


This stunning waterfront development has won worldwide acclaim. The flow along the waterfront is seamless. Manicured gardens edge the pathways along 2.2klms of tropical beachfront splendor. This world class community facility boasts: Gazebo's and free gas BBQ's Play equipment for all ages Free water park with unique bucket spalsh device The first wind turbine to More >