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Riverway

Ross River Road | Pioneer Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Townsville
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Huge swimming area on the river, no entry fees, just wander in. Free form, although one can do laps. Babies areas, waterfalls, shaded bits and adjacent board walk on the river. Lifeguards patrol from opening until close. Good changing rooms underneath. Great spot to come, any time of year. it even has a cafe and kiosk on site.

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Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whilst staying at Jacana Apartments did a pleasant walk, great too see wildlife especially the abundant freshwater turtles. A very popular location and understandably so.

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Perth, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Saw this mentioned in a tiny paragraph of tourist brochure and thought we would check it out. Was expecting some sort of river swimming area, but was really surprised when we discovered it was a swimming pool. (pleasantly surprised) There is a lap pool at the top, which cascades into a spa pool below. There is also a lagoon style... More 

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Castlemaine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sometimes local governments get it right and Riverway is a credit to Townsville and the development of public space. The Riverway lagoons consist of several FREE swimming pools nettled in a garden setting overlooking the Ross River. Facilities include seating, BBQ’s, chang facilities, the Arts Centre and a cafe/kiosk. There is also a walking trail that follows the river, but... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sometimes local governments get it right and Riverway is a credit to Townsville and the development of public space. The Riverway lagoons consist of several FREE swimming pools nettled in a garden setting overlooking the Ross River. Facilities include seating, BBQ’s, change facilities, the Arts Centre and a cafe/kiosk. There is also a walking trail that follows the river, but... More 

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Cranbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A fantastic park with free pools and changerooms etc, a real credit to Townswille, many other councils should go and see what can be done. Well worth a visit to cool off on a hot day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited Riverway today thinking it was a place to have a walk, dip our feet in the "lagoons" and take a nap under a tree. Little did we know Riverwalk has massive FREE swimming pools so be sure to bring your bathers!!! There's a supermarket, big w (variety store) and fast food nearby so you can pick up a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

this place was awesome,provided free by Townsville council , lifeguards, so many different pool areas, bbq facilities , a movie screen you can watch films from in the pool , wow didnt even know this was here on our last trip to Townsville . Highly recommended

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Townsville, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If it for a swim in a cool clean environment or a leisurely walk along the Ross River, a BBQ with the family or friends, AFL football, international cricket, dining with friends, or accommodation then the location is Riverways. The pool at riverways is suitable for all ages from toddlers to the elderly and being patrolled by qualified lifeguards is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Close to all amenities to suit our tastes, nice quiet walking trails along the river and close enough to the city centre for it not be a burden to go into the city.

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