How to Get Active

Improve your outlook, get active outdoors!

Townsville has many great walkways and bikeways throughout the city.  Download our guide or find out more about our most popular trails below.  To find out more about cycling and hiking trails in our national parks please visit the Queensland Government Parks website.

Download the Townsville Active Travel Guide (PDF 4.4MB)

Remember, it only takes 6 minutes to burn so make sure you are prepared before you go out in the sun!

Outdoor Facilities

Council has a range of outdoor facilities available for outdoor exercise equipment, skateboarding, basketball, hopscotch and BMX in numerous locations.  The facilities are for all members of the community to share and utilise in a safe and responsible way.

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Did you know Townsville City Council is a host organisation for Australia’s largest free community-based walking network? Heart Foundation Walking makes regular physical activity enjoyable and easy. The walking groups come in many different sizes and various times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. If you do not live near a group or prefer to walk on your own, you can join as a ‘Virtual Walker’ and track your progress.

To register as a walker and check where Townsville walks are visit the Heart Foundation website and search by postcode.

Get Active Grants Program

Support is available to assist Townsville sports people to achieve excellence in their chosen sport by providing funding to attend National and International sporting competitions held outside of Townsville.

Visit Council’s Grants and Partnerships page for more information.

Contact Us

Contact Townsville City Council’s Sport and Recreation team for more details about Get Active + Healthy.

Phone: 13 48 10

Email: sport@townsville.qld.gov.au