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Address: Ross River Road | Pioneer Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Great free swimming pools overlooking Ross River

Two great huge swimming pools with the lower pool overlooking the Ross River. Lower infinity pool has smaller pool alongside for bubs. Wheelchair access into lower pool and great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Loretta M
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two great huge swimming pools with the lower pool overlooking the Ross River. Lower infinity pool has smaller pool alongside for bubs. Wheelchair access into lower pool and great space for everyone to have awesome swim. Change rooms and showers very clean. Parks and walkways around very pretty along the river. Life guards on duty. Closest parking is behind Itara... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the family were swimming my wife and I had a light snack with coffee. Service was excellent and position with pools nice

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Townsville, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walk here a couple of times each week. The barbecues always smell fabulous as I walk past families enjoying the playgrounds and the pools. There are also a lot of Pokestops and people drop lures and hang out

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Thank monkeyboyzmum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to swim for free. Pools are very long and good for laps. Two lifeguards on duty for each pool. Great place to take kids. Plenty of shade. Shop sells tea, coffee and ice creams for the kids. Clean restrooms and shower area n Fish and turtles in river. Bring bread to feed them. Some of the users of... More 

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Thank neilydun58
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to swim, have coffee, see a show or art. N Mirrored by Ross River and accompanying water sports it's a local treasure in cultural desert

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Thank Sheridan W
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Townesville beaches are unsafe to swim in except for the rockpool so Townsville has Riverway which certainly makes up for that!!!. There are 2 very large pools in 2 different levels with lifeguards monitoring both pools. Plenty of trees provide shade in and out of the water. There is plenty of space for you to have a picnic or else... More 

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Shell Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great place to walk,swim & exercise.Excellent for kids with play areas,lifeguard on duty at Lagoon Pool from dawn to dust,kios/cafe nearby.

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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful park setting along river bank. Large trees. BBQ area with picnic tables. Walkways are very popular with joggers.

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Thank karenmareeroach
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2,446 reviews
1,886 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Riverway is such a gem of Townsville! Well maintained and has alot of things to do for all sorts of people. Great creative space, and beautifully designed.

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Mackay, Australia
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128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Another congratulations is due for the Riverway, what a great pedestrian/cycling and other activities facility this is. If more towns/cities had the same focus on outdoor activities there would be a lot less obesity issues etc,

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