Swim in the lagoons, walk the shaded boardwalk and pathways along the river, enjoy Pinnacles Gallery, visit Citylibraries Riverway, have a coffee at the café, or cook a meal on the gas barbecues provided. Riverway is a place for everyone to relax, enjoy, and learn.
Explore what you can do at the Riverway Precinct.
Things To Do
Free Riverway Movie Nights
Every month you can bring the family and enjoy free blockbusters on the big screen and have an entertaining evening under the stars at Riverway!
Visit What's On Townsville to find out when the next movie is screening!
If you're looking to enjoy some of the city's public art, you can take a day trip to the Riverway precinct and view our public art.
Access and Parking
Riverway is accessible from Riverway Drive, by turning into Village Boulevard at the traffic lights (the intersection of Riverway Drive, High Range Drive and Village Boulevard).
Car parking is available on site, with over 400 parks available for public use. During special events, additional car parking is opened to accommodate the large volume of patrons.
Translink runs regular services along Riverway Drive and Ross River Road, and bus pickup is also available from Willows Shopping Centre.
Taxis are available on demand and there is a designated taxi area and drop off/pick up point at the end of Village Boulevard.
Riverway is an environment that can be enjoyed by everyone.
- The pathways within Pioneer Park are wide and unobstructed. They are signposted, well illuminated and bounded by symbolic barriers.
- The pathways are accessible for people with all abilities as they are connected by accessible ramps.
- All buildings are easily accessible with well defined entrances, and are constructed of durable materials maintaining a vibrant and beautiful environment for all to use.
- Tactile indicator tiles are provided at defined locations.
- There are disabled ramps that provide access to the swimming lagoons.
- The Riverway amphitheatre includes an viewing platform that is accessible by people with a disability.
- Hand rails are provided in appropriate places throughout the area.
- Picnic tables and drinking fountains have been selected with accessibility in mind.
Rules, Security and Restrictions
Many safety measures including lighting, stable pathways, closed-circuit television cameras and on-ground security are in place at Riverway. We also have rules to ensure everyone can enjoy their time.
Lifeguards patrol the Riverway Lagoons and their hours are clearly marked on lagoon signage. As with any swimming facility, parental supervision is extremely important around the lagoon and river’s edge.
Riverway is a dog-friendly place. To help keep the attraction friendly for everyone, please take regard of the following.
Your doggy must please:
- be on a leash (not more than 2m) at all times
- be well behaved
- not be on the beach, in the swimming lagoon area, in fountains, shower areas, waterways, or any eating areas within the parks
- not be a dangerous dog or dangerous breed, as they are not permitted in the parks
- abide by the Townsville City Council's Animal Local Laws.
You, the carer of the dog must please:
- be with your dog at all times
- ensure that your dog is not a nuisance - you may be asked to remove your dog from the parks
- clean up your doggy doo immediately and place in designated bins throughout Riverway
- report any incidences to the Riverway Precinct admin
Please follow these rules to ensure everyone can enjoy their time at Riverway Precinct:
- be considerate of others
- properly supervise children, particularly around waterways
- obey the signage and directions of the lifeguards
- obtain written approval from Townsville City Council before distribution of leaflets, soliciting, conducting surveys, selling goods, filming, or professional photography
- ride bikes and rollerblades only where signed. Skateboarding is not allowed.
- do not fish or swim in the river or fountains, swimming is only allowed in swimming lagoons
- do not litter
- do not smoke or vape at the swimming lagoons, building, or within 10m of any children's playgrounds. Check with Queensland laws about smoking and vaping in public areas for more information.
Alcohol is confined to restricted areas during festivals and major events.