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Address: Ross River Road | Pioneer Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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GREAT FAMILY SWIMMING LOCATION

Beautiful pools, parks and BBQ areas located on Townsville's Ross River. Cafe on site. Great for the family and all provided free.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shelley H
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful pools, parks and BBQ areas located on Townsville's Ross River. Cafe on site. Great for the family and all provided free.

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Thank Shelley H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Multiuse area, ideal for sports, family outings, swimming, picnics and even local events are held on the grounds and in the gallery. Nice break from the city.

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Thank Donza85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visually welcoming, cool breeze from the banks of Ross river with all the wildlife, wallabies , sometimes crocodiles (freshwater), turtles seen from the wonderful bush walkway along the river bank Watch the water birds , ducks in natural surrounds from the shade of beautiful rain trees - boats, skiing on the river. Has everything. Beautiful lagoon Pools, kiosk , toilet... More 

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Thank Noel H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The council have provided a great bush walkway along the river , you come across lots of Wallabies and can also see fresh water crocks on the banks

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Thank Michael S
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stroll, walk, or run around the very pleasant circuit path on both sides of the river. Cross walking path bridges, past beautiful shade trees and park benches. Enjoy BYO cold drink and cool snack afterwards at the well maintained shaded tables with seating or drop into the onsite cafe and enjoy your item of choice from the menu at advertised... More 

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Thank Torrisij
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Even though Townsville is very dry at the moment, it is still a nice walk along the river. Hot weather makes the free pools very attractive & life guards a bonus. With the free art gallery and new owners at the cafe, the Riverway is a much more attractive for locals and visitors alike. Nice way to spend some family... More 

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Thank SteveGee63
Townsville, Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of shady trees and generally green and very well maintained. Busy on the weekends and holidays, for good reason. Probably not enough shaded areas over the pools for preference, but a fun place to take the kids for a swim. The river and pathway are excellent for walking and enjoying the surrounds.

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Thank FanofDunk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Make sure you go to the markets they are brilliant. This place is great and caters to everyone. There is a theater near by and a pool for the whole family to enjoy and don't forget to take in the walk along riverway.

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Thank Irma S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

There are walking and cycling racks. Parkrun begins from here every Saturday morning. There are two, large and free outdoor swimming pools. There is anteater and cafe.

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Thank Michelle M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The pioneer water pools are very awesome for a family day fun. the swimming pools designed for different ages and it is very clean and monitored well, you will find yourself in a safe place to sit, a lot of space available, BBQs equipped, bicycles path, walking path around the facilities and all this located on the ross river road... More 

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