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James Cook University of North Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area

James Cook University offers study and research opportunities in a broad range of disciplines, whilst enjoying world leadership in subjects of special importance to the region. James Cook University increasingly focuses on a range of commercial links to allow industry to further benefit from expertise within the University. Disciplines include: Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Surgery; Nursing; Science; Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science; Applied Science; Pharmacy; Engineering; Law; Public Policy; Economics; Commerce; Business; Arts; Administration (Tourism); Hospitality Management; Indigenous Health and Studies; Computing; Information Technology; Communication Design; Visual Arts; Theatre; Music; Education; Journalism; Psychology; Social Work; Community Welfare; Languages; Environmental Studies; Photography. For a full list of faculties, bachelor, post graduate degrees and masters programs refer to the web site.

James Cook University also has a number of facilities available for use by the public including tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness centre, squash courts, ovals, football field and amenities block. Refer to the Visitor Information section on the web site for contact details.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
James Cook University
Townsville, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Lake Ross

Kelso, Townsville Area
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Lake Ross stores over 200000 million litres of water and supplies up to 80 per cent of the region's potable water supply. The dam wall stretches 8.3 kilometres across the Ross River flood-plain (longest in the Southern Hemisphere) providing an additional flood mitigation benefit to the downstream community. In recognition of its habitat values, Lake Ross is listed as a Wetland of National Significance. The extensive shallow margins of the lake provide habitat for a diversity of water birds. The lake is also surrounded by thousands of hectares of unspoilt open savannah teeming with wildlife. Over 220 species of bird have been recorded on or around the lake to date.

Bushland Beach

Bushland Beach, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Bushland Beach is part of the Northern Beaches area of Townsville, located 25 minutes drive from Townsville's central business district. Access to Bushland Beach is via a turnoff along the Bruce Highway. This beautiful stretch of beach is a suburban area with visitor accommodation and facilities available. Fishing, swimming and water activities permitted. At low tide, an old wooden shipwreck is uncovered. The beach is well serviced with a resort, barbecue facilities, playgrounds and a boat ramp.

Saunders Beach

Saunders Beach, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Saunders Beach is part of the Northern Beaches precinct of Townsville. Saunders Beach has a residential community and some commercial accommodation. The beach is largely untouched and visitors still literally have the beach to themselves. With over six kilometres of beach to discover, take a long refreshing walk, drop a line in to fish, and claim a piece of paradise to yourself. Have lunch at the Cafe or Take-Away and store under a magnificent fig tree, then relax at the beautiful Saunders Beach Park. Stay on the beach at the Retreat House or Ocean View Units. A boat ramp is also available for the keen fisher. Saunders Beach Park is also a designated limited free vehicle camping area.

Thuringowa

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
Thuringowa extends over an area of 4000 square kilometres and today is a thriving area offering art exhibitions, theatres and performance, swimming lagoons, sporting venues, dining and shopping and plenty of options for family entertainment and fun! The Riverway precinct located in Thuringowa 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. Thuringowa's main dining precinct is known as Cannon Park. Cannon Park is a lifestyle centre including a six screen cinema complex and a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants. Located diagonally across from Willows Shopping Centre on Hervey Range Road and Riverway, it also houses Townsville's only Kingpin Bowling Lounge and laser skirmish and is nearby to a roller skate rink and indoor sports complex.
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