Townsville, Townsville Area

Located in Townsville on the magnificent Ross River frontage, Riverway offers a dynamic combination of residential, commercial, cultural, sports and leisure activities. The precinct provides an exciting environment to enjoy a variety of water-based and waterfront activities. With two huge swimming lagoons, the Riverway Arts Centre, Pinnacles Gallery, the Riverwalk, public art, village spine, restaurant, and parklands, there truly is so much to explore.

Other quality restaurants, cafes and shops are part of the commercial precinct planned for construction in addition to a national-standard cricket and AFL sports facility.

The area is a year round visitor destination with an annual calendar of events including festivals, Christmas festivities, New Year's Eve, Australia Day Celebrations, as well as food, wine, art and sporting events. The picturesque promenades, glorious Ross River, spacious parklands and state of the art Arts Centre, Gallery and Sports Centre are all venues used to host a range of public events.

Open Times

Note: Lagoons (lifeguard hours) - April to September: Monday to Sunday 1000 to 1800. October to March: Monday to Friday: 1000 to 1900. Weekends, public and school holidays: 0900 to 2000.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information


Facilities for guests with a disability are available.


Children are welcome.
Riverway Precinct
Townsville, Townsville Area

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Rollingstone Beach Front Resort

Rollingstone, Townsville Area
From AU$30.00 - 240.00
Just 55 kilometres north of Townsville is their beautiful caravan resort which boasts absolute beach frontage overlooking Palm and Havana Islands. The large pool allows you to swim year round. They have three large lakes stocked with barramundi for you to feed. They offer uninterrupted ocean views on their beachfront powered sites, grassy powered sites just back from the beach or shady unpowered sites. For accommodation you can choose from one of their beachfront villas, which can sleep from two to eight people, or an ocean view cabin which sleeps up to five people. All are self contained and have air-conditioning. The modern amenities and camp kitchen are second to none.

The Lakes Holiday Park

Currajong, Townsville Area
From AU$80.00 - 720.00
The Lakes Holiday Park is your tropical oasis in the heart of Townsville, with fully self-contained Cabins, Villas and Units. All the sites at the Lakes Holiday Park are double concrete slabs with your own private ensuite (no midnight dashes across the park in your pyjamas!). They have a resort style pool that is partly shaded with a shallow child friendly pool area. There's an exceptionally friendly atmosphere. The Lakes Holiday Park is conveniently located next to several takeaway outlets and food stores. Close to hospitals, airport, TAFE, football, basketball stadiums, and is only a five minute walk to Castletown Shopping World. There is a bus service running every half hour from Castletown to all major attractions in Townsville.

Aussie Outback Oasis Cabin and Van Village

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 145.00
Now dog and pet friendly, Big4 Aussie Outback Oasis is a popular accommodation choice for visitors or workers to the Charters Towers region. The property is set on 10 acres of parkland and is a birdwatchers paradise. Opened in early 2000, the park has been immaculately maintained over the past 15 years. They have 20 Cabins with five styles to choose from. From their Family Chalets or Studio Villas to their Workers Cabins, they provide the very best in quality and cleanliness for their guests. The Villas are self-contained and well equipped for longer stays with modern furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests. Foxtel is connected to all rooms. Guests can also take advantage of the 21m resort style pool and saltwater rock pool or just relax on their deck overlooking the beautiful gardens. Caravan sites are a combination of large slab or grass sites with many being drive-through. They cater for all types of rigs - small, big and enormous. You'll love using their spotlessly clean amenities and laundry. In the winter months, the Park plays host to guest entertainers, morning teas and themed Meal Nights.

Clarke Street Accommodation Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$190.00 - 500.00
Clarke Street Accommodation Townsville offer three properties; Daisy's Cottage, Dolly's Cottage and Yvonne's Cottage. They have super king bed, port-a-cot, highchair and baby bath that can be supplied upon request. Each property has a barbecue area. It is five minutes by car to the beach, city and shopping centre. Pets are welcome on request.

Dalrymple Tourist Van Park

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$22.00 - 120.00
Resident owners, Mac and Val invite you to stay at the Dalrymple Tourist Van Park. Your hosts offer good old fashioned country hospitality and have all the features you expect, spotlessly clean amenities, en-suited self contained air-conditioned cabins (superiors now with Austar), grass and slab powered and camp sites (some en-suite, some drive through), saltwater pool, jumping pillow, fully equipped camp kitchen, barbecues, dump point, kiosk, wireless internet, internet kiosk and gas refills and swaps. We are the closest park to town and have plenty of room for large rigs. Your well behaved pet is also welcome. Let Mac, Val and their staff organise social events throughout the winter, including Devonshire teas, low cost meals and evening campfires. Golf Course is next door and equipment and carts are available for hire. Caravan parts and accessories are available also. Discounts for Family Parks members and seniors cardholders (only one discount applies).

Mercure Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$109.00 - 449.00
Mercure Townsville is set amidst 11 acres of tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Curralea. Ideally located, it is popular with guests from Australia and overseas. The 162 well appointed rooms offer views across the lake, swimming pool or lush tropical gardens, and provide all the amenities needed for a holiday or business trip. Relax in Townsville's largest free form swimming pool with spa, or for the more energetic, enjoy the two full size day and night tennis courts before taking a leisurely stroll around the lake side environment. The Mercure's own restaurant, Celsius, offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. With a wide choice of a la carte cuisine, buffet breakfast and children's meals it is suitable for all occasions. Opening on to a beautiful poolside deck area, Celsius is ideal for a leisurely breakfast or a relaxing drink on those warm, North Queensland nights. This resort style hotel also offers excellent facilities for weddings, meetings, conference groups and corporate travellers, with ample parking for guests, visitors and conference delegates.

Saunders Beach Ocean View Holiday Units

Saunders Beach, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 100.00
Located 27 kilometres north of Townsville is the secluded beachside suburb of Saunders Beach. A hidden treasure, this resort offers eight fully self contained ground level units that cater for singles, families, groups and we are also wheelchair friendly. If you don't wish to self cater they have a Licensed Steakhouse within walking distance that offer dine in or take away meals. This resort offers a salt water heated pool (heated in the winter months), undercover parking, barbecues, full laundry facilities, a games rooms with an adult and children's library and Foxtel, Basketball hoop and all this located 20 metres from the waters edge so you can be lulled to sleep at night by the crashing waves. The beautiful golden sands are a pleasure to walk on looking out at the outlaying islands. Fishing, boating and swimming is a must in the warm waters and fossicking for shells can always turn up some lovely shells. A true piece of paradise looking out at the palm trees - come and see for yourself!

Royal Private Hotel

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$65.00 - 195.00
The First Lady of Charters Towers was built in 1888, the Royal is now a family owned and run Hotel offering a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the township, the Royal is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, medical centre, visitors information centre and licensed venues. Charters Towers is a one and a half hours drive west of Townsville.

Balgal Beach Holiday Units

Balgal Beach, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 130.00
Balgal Beach Holiday Units are beachfront, self-contained and set in tropical gardens around the pool and barbecue area. Relax in paradise - strolling along the beach, in the pool, or playing golf at the local club. Nature lovers can observe up to 140 species of birds and 13 species of native frogs seasonally. Enjoy the free tour looking for nocturnal wildlife with torches. Terry and Roslyn have owned the property since 2003 and have created eco-friendly gardens which are a haven for wildlife. Initiatives such as removing cane toads assist in the everyday conservation of the natural environment. They are on-site to personally assist with enquiries and also enjoy just having a chat:) Balgal Beach - a Townsville northern beaches suburb - is located 50 kilometres north of Townsville Central Business District and is central for day trips to Ingham, Wallaman Falls, Paluma or numerous nearby islands. The combination of well-equipped units, peaceful location and family friendly atmosphere ensure a relaxed stay. Looking for a place to stay to relax and unwind? - Here's your getaway to 'relax in paradise'. Licensed eateries, shop and post office, fuel, boat ramp and stinger enclosure are all within a five minutes drive.

Itara and Jacana Apartments

Kirwan, Townsville Area
From AU$95.00 - 450.00
Itara and Jacana Apartments consist of 121 fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments all with stunning views of the majestic Ross River. Located in the heart of Townsville's Ross River precinct, Itara and Jacana Apartments is perfect for any traveller. Whether you're a corporate executive looking for long term accommodation or if you are after a fun family holiday in the Queensland sun or you have a sporting team, they offer fully self-contained apartments and units that suit any style and budget. Itara and Jacana Apartments is the perfect holiday accommodation for any length of stay, and a convenient location near a large Restaurant and Entertainment Quarter, Willows Shopping Centre, 1800Smiles Stadium (formerly Dairy Farmers Stadium - home of North Queensland Cowboys), James Cook University, Townsville Hospital and Lavarack Army Barracks.
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