Things to Do in Townsville August 2020

Bored? Need things to do with the kids? Here’s a guide of some events, great places to go, and regular markets in Townsville for August. 

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 views, or even get the Paddock Pass to go behind the scenes.

Kids 12 years and under receive free trackside admission with free access to the Paddock when with a paying adult.


Waterslides at JMS Aquatics (QLD) Pty Ltd

A cheap and local way to get out and about that lets the kids run, swim and slide. The 50m Pool is now heated. There is a BBQ area and loads of grass for picnicking and relaxing in the sun, or you can bring your own shade or hire a gazebo for $30.00.

Cost: $3.00 for child entrance, $5.00 for adult entrance

A 7/31 Erskine Pl, Burdell

P 4774 7593



Tackers Learn to Sail course Term 3

Tackers is an Australian Sailing course with Townsville Sailing Club. It’s designed to teach 7-12 year-olds the basics of sailing in a fun and safe way. The course cost includes a “Tackers” pack, safety and sailing equipment as well as 3 months Townsville Sailing Club membership. This allows your child to practice what they have learned through our Sunday Morning Sailing Program, and continue to join in on club activities.

Visit website for more information.

A Breakwater Marina

P 4772 1105



Pitstop Karting

Pitstop Karting is an Australian leading hire kart facility right here in Townsville. We have created a purpose-built outdoor hire Go- Kart track that offers Junior Racers the chance to drive at speeds approaching 30km/hr. Our Senior Karts also reach speeds up to 45km/hr.

Pitstop Karting is the ultimate place for entertainment, amusement and adrenalin fun!

It will be an event that will be talked about long after it’s finished!

A 1-7 Cardwell St, Garbutt

P 4401 5045



Pedal Queensland

Get ready to ride your local trails, roads or paths and earn rewards, or even win amazing prizes! Throughout the entire month of August anyone can take part in this cycle challenge event for all Queenslanders, no matter where you are in the state. You can choose to cycle 100km, 300km or 500km to challenge yourself and see who can get the most KMs in your region. Cycle anywhere, anytime, and earn rewards the more you ride!

A Queensland, Australia

P 3844 1144



The Annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Racer Week

Get ready for The Annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Racer Week from 27th August to 2nd September, with intense sailing and racing, live bands and parties. You don’t have to be a competitive sailor to get involved in this event!


P 4772 1192


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 King Reef Resort


Lake Tinaroo

Come visit Lake Tinaroo and get cosy in a cabin, glamp in a camper trailer, motorhome or caravan, or go full-outback in a Tent. Your days can be spent exploring Lake Tinaroo by boat, on skis or in a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. At the park there are beautiful nature walks, a jumping pillow and swimming pool. You’ll get convenient access to the picturesque Tinaroo Foreshore with its playgrounds, barbecues and picnic areas. The family will never get bored.

Cost: From $29.00 (unpowered camping).

A 4-28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, Tinaroo

P 4095 8232



Paul Sadler Swimland

Paul Sadler Swimland provides swimming lessons in a tension free and exciting environment for kids over the age of three. Children will develop life-saving swimming skills while having fun and learning to love the water!

A 20 – 22 Freshwater Dr, Riverside Gardens

P 4779 4647




Have fun and skate, whether competitively or recreationally, at Sk8way. They provide sports people, schools and the general community with the perfect facilities for skating. You can join ‘learn to skate’ lessons or simply do your own thing by yourself or with friends. They also offer dance parties and recreational events.

A Unit 3/72 – 88 Hervey Rd, Thuringowa

P 4755 4422



Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

The award-winning 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 


CityLibraries Townsville

Enjoy a number of great programs including Storytime, Baby Rhyme Time and Toddler Time with CityLibraries Townsville.

Baby Rhyme Time -Stimulate your child’s brain development, speech and senses with nursery rhymes and fingerplays that you can enjoy at home. (Children up to 2 years).

Toddler Time -Develop your toddler’s concentration and early literacy skills with fun songs, dance and a story

Storytime – With a mix of stories, rhymes, and play response, Storytime sessions are designed for children from three to five years of age.

Townsville Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale.

Bookings are required to maintain COVID-19 space restrictions. 1 person = 1 booking. Each person attending, must have their own booking.

Book via What’s On Townsville


Townsville BIG BOYS TOYS Expo – 26 – 27 September

Discover a big range of 4WDs, ATVs, Campers and Caravans, Boats, Bikes, Tanks, Tents, Utes, and so much more. This is a family friendly event and entertainment will be provided for ALL ages. Children under 5 years old enter for FREE. There will be a Jetpack Stunt Show, Flying Motorcross Show, and classic show cars on display.

Cost: $5.00 for kids aged 5 or more years, $15.00 for adults. Other prices apply – visit website.

A Townsville Turf Club, Racecourse Rd, Cluden

P 0455 055 378



Regular Markets 

Balgal Beach Markets

Date: 1st Saturday of the month Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm Location: Fisherman’s Landing, Balgal Beach

Strand Night Markets

Date: 1st Friday of the month(runs from Feb to Dec) Time: 5.00pm – 9.00pm Location: Strand Park

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

Mundingburra Markets

Date: 3rd Sunday of the month Time: 7.30am – 12.00pm Location: Mundingburra State School

Renegade Handmade Markets

Date: Every 2nd Sunday of the month Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm Location: Marian School

Horseshoe Bay Markets

Date: Every 2nd and last Sunday of the month Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm Location: Horseshoe Bay Foreshore

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

Cotters Markets

Date: Every Sunday Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm Location: Flinders St & Townsville Bulletin Square


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