Riverway Lagoons

Riverway Lower Lagoon Closure

The Riverway lower lagoon will be temporarily closed from Monday 9 October to early December 2023 for important safety upgrades, reopening in time for the December school holidays. The upper lagoon, change rooms and toilets will remain open.

For more information, visit Riverway Lagoons Safety Upgrade.

The Riverway Lagoons cover an area in size of more than three Olympic swimming pools. The lagoons are nestled among shady raintrees, with the picturesque Ross River providing a peaceful backdrop. The surrounding well established raintrees, together with the extensive overhangs of the Riverway Arts Centre roof and additional shade structures, provide a protected year-round safe swimming environment.

The two distinct lagoon areas vary in depth up to 2m. The upper lagoon is designed for more formal uses, including an area for swimming laps and specific areas for disabled and elderly access, with hand rails and suitable water levels. The lower lagoon is more relaxed and is an ideal place for the kids build sand castles and play in shallow water while the rest of the family can lounge on the timber decks in the shade.


Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central

Conditions of Entry

  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times when swimming.
  • Infants/toddlers must wear nappies.
  • Comply with the directions of the lifeguards when asked to do so.

Open Hours

Open: Dawn

Close: When lifeguard shift finishes as per Lifeguard Hours below.

Lifeguard Hours – Upper Lagoon

December to March Daily 9am to 7pm
April to May Daily 9am to 6pm
June to SeptemberDaily9am to 5pm
October to NovemberDaily9am to 6pm

Please note that the Lagoons are closed for maintenance from the close time each night.

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