Parks, Trails & Camping
Throughout the Townsville region we have over 300 parks and open space areas, four botanics gardens, a great many walkways and bikeways throughout the city and surrounds and a variety of camping and caravan locations to suit everyone.
These provide a range of recreational and sporting opportunities for both residents and visitors. On average over 350 ceremonies are held in our parklands every year.
2020 RV and Camping Strategy
The RV and Camping Strategy has been prepared to establish a future direction for the provision of RV and camping options in Townsville, to enhance the experience of tourists and support the growth of local businesses. It seeks to maximise sustainable economic benefits from RV and campaign tourism through increasing visitation numbers, increasing spend and extending the length of stay of RV and campaign visitors to the Townsville region.
- 2020 RV and Camping Strategy (PDF, 18.1 MB)
Townsville has over 300 Parks and Open Space Areas which council are responsible for.
Residents and visitors can enjoy a range of inclusive parks and playgrounds across the region.
Townsville has three botanic gardens: Anderson, Palmetum and Queens Gardens.
Council manages the contract for security patrols of public parks and The Strand.
Lake Paluma is nestled among world heritage-listed wet tropics rainforest.
Local designated camping areas, camping rules and wastewater dump locations.
Townsville has many great walkways and bikeways throughout the city. Annually we have our Ride the River bike ride.
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