Get Out and About in Townsville – July 2020

Townsville Sailing Club, School Holiday Tackers

Tackers is a fun program designed specifically for children aged 7-12 year old. Children will learn the basics of sailing through fun and games. No previous sailing experience needed and all equipment is provided. We also hold courses for people of all ages. Please visit our website or email us for additional information.

P 4772 1105

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Pitstop Karting

Experience ‘The Ultimate Adrenalin Rush’ these school holidays at Townsville’s only hire go karting facility. Pitstop Karting is a purpose-built outdoor kart track that offers ultimate fun and thrill in a junior, senior or dual kart.

Sessions start at $30 (must have a Pitstop license – $5 valid for 12 months). Remember to wear closed in shoes and comfortable but not loose-fitting clothing.

No bookings required – just arrive and drive.

A 1-7 Cardwell St, Garbutt

P 4401 5045 Pitstop Karting


King Reef Resort

If you’re looking to revitalise in paradise, gather the family and head to the gorgeous King Reef Resort at Kurrimine Beach.

Explore all day, swim in the tranquil ocean or pool, build sandcastles on the beach and return to relax with a gorgeous sunset view from your beachfront shack. You can also hire a family pedal bike, go fishing, and more – the possibilities are endless.

A 75 Jacobs Rd, Kurrimine Beach

P 4065 6144


The Strand Rockpool – now reopened!

Cool down with a free swim in the clear blue waters of the Strand Rockpool, where sea water is brought in by the ocean into a man-made rock pool. Lifeguards are on duty so parents can relax on the grass in the shade with views of the ocean. Feeling peckish? There’s a café right there so the family can enjoy a meal out altogether. There is also a playground nearby where the kids can have even more fun- all for free.

 A The strand, North Ward


Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park is all about families. The waterpark will not be open due to COVID-19 however the pool can host up to 20 people at a time. If you’re hungry, have a bite to eat at the licensed on-site café. All of this is just a short walk from the beach where you might even see turtles coming in to nest or Manta Rays in the shallows!

There are a number of accommodation options available if you’re after a little getaway. Phone in to check availability and book.

A 9 Coyle St, Kurrimine Beach

P 4065 6166


Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

Come visit Lake Tinaroo and get back to nature with the whole family, including your pets. Spend your days exploring Lake Tinaroo with their hire boats, kayaks, canoes, pedal karts or stand-up paddle boards and then venture farther afield to discover the many wonders of the Atherton Tablelands. Here at the park you can enjoy nature walks, a jumping pillow, swimming pool and convenient access to the picturesque Tinaroo Foreshore and its choice of playgrounds, barbecues and picnic areas.

Cost: From $29.00 (unpowered camping).

A 4-28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Road, Tinaroo

P 4095 8232



Croft-Gilchrist School of Dancing

Do you love dance and want to learn professional skills? Slide on down to Croft Gilchrist and gain not only skills but also confidence, poise and better coordination through the art of Dance. They can provide a variety of dance classes centred around ballet, modern jazz & tap, highland and acrobatics, for all ages.

A 36 French St, Pimlico

P 4779 8481


Billabong Sanctuary

Come check out your favourite Australian animals at this bushland sanctuary. You can see mammals, birds and reptiles all in one, including kangaroos, emus, snakes and crocodiles! Animal interactions and shows will not take place due to COVID-19 however the ‘ranging rovers’ will be walking around the park to greet you with different animals. Blinky Bill’s Café offers tasty light meals and snacks, or the family can bring their food to enjoy a picnic in either sunshine or shade.

Recommended that you pre-purchase tickets online. Open 9am – 4pm during school holidays (subject to change after the holidays).

Cost: From $25.00. Locals can bring two out of town visitors for one adult to get FREE entry to equal or lesser value. 10% discount available for groups of 10 or more people.

A 17km South of Townsville, Bruce Highway

P 4778 8344



Paul Sadler Swimland

Accelerate your child’s swimming abilities with Paul Sadler swimming lessons. They have been delivering cutting edge teaching and training methods for just on half a century and are recognised worldwide as a leader in aquatic education.

If you’re interested, get in touch with the friendly staff at reception to make a booking.

A 20-22 Freshwater Dr, Riverside Gardens

P 4779 4647


Bluewater Twighlight Markets

Visit Bluewater twilight markets on Saturday 11th July, 4pm to 8pm, for a fun filled family night out! There’s something for people of all ages with delicious snacks, market stalls and entertainment. Partyzone amusements will have a ring toss game, lava falls super glide and junior races obstacle course to keep the kids entertained. You’ll never be able to get enough of the Extreme Fun Foods with fairy floss, snow cones and popcorn just waiting to be eaten!

Cost: Tickets are $6.00. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25.00. If pre-purchase from the Partyzone website, tickets are $5.00 and unlimited ride wristbands are $20.00.

The twilight markets are held every second Saturday of each month.

Rides will be sanitized periodically and sanitiser will be free to use at Extreme Fun Foods.

A Bluewater community association14 Forestry Road, Bluewater QLD

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TYTO Wetlands Tours (Self Guided)

Discover the unique fauna and flora of the TYTO Wetlands while immersing yourself in nature. Extensive walking tracks are available as well as viewing platforms and bird hides. Simply pick up a brochure and take yourself on a tour to get up close to the wildlife.

Cost: FREE

Suitable for all fitness levels and most ages. Wheelchair friendly but ground uneven in some areas.

A Hinchinbrook Visitors Information Centre, Cooper St, and Bruce Highway, Ingham

 P 4775 4792



Watpac Townsville 400

North Queensland’s largest annual motorsport event is returning to Townsville on 29th – 30th August! Rivalries will be fierce as competitors head back to the tracks for the only street circuit on the 2020 calendar. Watch a variety of supercars race and experience that thrill once again. You can enjoy grandstand or trackside view or even get the Paddock Pass to go behind the scenes and see all the action that takes place there. A number of food outlets are located around the precinct and alcoholic beverages will be permitted.


CityLibraries Townsville

Check out some of the awesome free resources for children at Townsville libraries. These include picture books, chapter books, junior fiction, graphic novels, eBooks and audiobooks, games, toys and puzzles (Thuringowa branch).

20 people at one time only allowed in each library.

A 86 Thuringowa Dr, Thuringowa Central

P 4773 8811

A 4 Petunia St, Aitkenvale

P 4727 8310

A Level 1/280 Flinders St, Townsville

P 4727 9666 CityLibraries Townsville



Not much can beat enjoying a delicious burger with your family these school holidays. With a range of menu options including wagyu beef, pork belly, grilled chicken and vegan burgers as well as salads, chips, and an extensive children’s menu for both younger and older kids, the family certainly won’t leave Grill’d feeling hungry.

A 3 Palmer St, Townsville City

P 4976 9990


Regular Markets 


Bluewater Twilight Markets

Date: 2nd Saturday of the month Time: 4.00pm – 8.00pm Location: Bluewater Community Centre


Bushland Beach Markets

Date: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Bushland Beach Park


Cotters Markets

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Location: Flinders St & Townsville Bulletin Square


Mount View Plaza Markets

Date: Every Saturday (excluding Jan)

Time: 8.00am – 2.00pm.

Location: Mount View Market Place


Willows Rotary Markets

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 7.30 – 11.30am

Location: Willows Shopping Centre Car Park


Balgal Beach Markets

Date: 1st Saturday of the month

Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Fisherman’s LandingBalgal Beach


Horseshoe Bay Markets

Date: Every 2nd and last Sunday of the month

Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Location: Horseshoe Bay Foreshore


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