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Rollingstone Park

Rollingstone, Townsville Area

Free Entry 

Rollingstone's Bushy Parker Park is a designated limited free tent and vehicle camping area. It is a popular spot with an attractive freshwater creek swimming area next to the park. Download the flyer from the Thuringowa website for more information on free camping.

Regular community markets are also held there, on the first Saturday of each month from April to September from 8.00 a.m. to noon.
Rollingstone also boasts a Museum, the restored Rollingstone Railway Station filled with historical mementos of the area, as well as a network of interpretive historic signage. Contact the Rollingstone Historical Society for more information on the history of the area, and the markets. Rollingstone also boasts a pub, the community's landmark and a popular stopover for travellers day visitors enjoying local bands and arts and crafts markets. Rollingstone also has a beach caravan resort a little further down the Highway.

Open Times

Note: Bushy Parker Park is open all hours. Phone ahead for the museum.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome.
Turnoff via Bruce Highway
Rollingstone, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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