Townsville Swimming Holes

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

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 >

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 >