Free experience

What you can expect

Riverway is Townsville’s commercial, cultural, sporting and leisure hub; open to the public all day everyday, visitors can take full advantage of the wide range of activities, eateries and attractions on offer. If a day outside is what you’re wanting the two swimming lagoons overlooking Ross River are the perfect place to relax and cool off. Surrounded by picnic areas and barbecue facilities, Riverway also appeals to the active holidayers with the scenic riverwalk. Lace up your running shoes or buckle up your helmet for a bike ride along Townsville’s iconic river. Cultural enthusiasts will love the Riverway Arts Centre; encompassing all of Townsville’s cultural elements including the Pinnacles Gallery. This gallery is a dynamic art space and showcases a range of contemporary, engaging and interactive displays for all to enjoy. The Arts Centre’s events calendar is constantly filled with a large selection of comedy, cabaret and musicals to name a few. This Townsville hotspot is a popular visitor destination all year round and with the large variety of restaurants and bars, it is suitable for any time of the day. Riverway also hosts a range of public events over major holidays such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day.


What you need to know

  • Facilities
  • Lifeguards on duty
  • Disabled parking and toilets available
  • Public toilets
  • Shaded/sheltered areas
  • BBQ facilities
Explore Townsville’s bustling cultural precinct
Walk along the iconic Ross River
Catch a performance at the Arts Centre
Activities for all ages to enjoy
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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country and their connections and continuous care for the skies, lands and waterways throughout Australia.