Backpackers Accommodation - Townsville Tourism


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Civic Guest House

262 Walker Street, Townsville QLD 4810

Catering for guests of all ages including single and double rooms, units, shared dorms, groups or families. Facilities include: communal kitchen and refrigerator, courtesy transfers, games room, laundry facilities, tour desk, TV and lounge area. All rooms have ceiling fan and fridge, most with air conditioning and linen is supplied. Ideally situated right in the heart of the city of Townsville and next to Diving Dreams Dive Centre where we can arrange transfers to all dive boats.

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Reef Lodge Backpackers

4 Wickham Street, Townsville QLD 4810

We have a large B.B.Q. and T.V. area, with great hanging chairs as well as a second T.V. area which is set up like a small theatrette to watch DVD’s. Also an information room with loads of information on tours and activities to do in and around the Townsville area As well as a pool table and gym, not to forget the great RETRO video arcade games . There is also the kitchen, which has all you need to cook. There are also plenty of places to sit or lie around or you could find yourself in a hammock having a nap! Or simply sitting around having a relaxing read.

If you love the night life you will be happy to know this starts just 20 metres from our front door. Tonwnsville's Casino and the majority of Townsville's best clubs and pubs are also within a 5 minute walk in most directions. So you can easily find your way back at the end of the night!

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Adventurers Backpacker Resort

79 Palmer Street, Townsville QLD 4810

Townsville Adventurers Backpackers is the city’s most conveniently located backpacker resort for exploring the Townsville, tropical North Queensland and Magnetic Island.

Centrally located overlooking Ross Creek and a short 10-minute stroll to the city CBD, Adventures Backpackers offers clean and comfortable dormitory, single, twin and double accommodation at budget prices.

Whether you are planning a short holiday in the north or are looking for temporary accommodation in Townsville, Adventurers Backpackers provides visitors with a convenient location and friendly atmosphere to make the most of your time in Townsville.

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Hotel Noorla Resort

7-9 Warren Street, Ingham QLD 4850

A grand heritage hotel with a strong Italian influence built on 2 acres in 1928 and recently restored with extensive beautiful gardens, wide verandahs, al fresco restaurant, atrium lounge, deli bar and caf´┐Ż, Noorla Tours and Cultural Centre, 12 heritage bedrooms, backpacker dormitories, campervan sites, period furniture, tea and coffee making facilities, function and meeting facilities, free parking, guest laundry, tour information.

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Ayr Backpackers/wilmington House

54 Wilmington Street, Ayr QLD 4807

yr Backpackers is a working backpacker hostel for the Burdekin District, where you can stay with a typical Australian family in a warm and friendly environment.

We can provide you with clean and comfortable dormitory style accomodation in our Hostel, as well as provide jobs and transport to a variety of farms.

From our hostel it is only a two minute walk to supermarkets and a five minute walk to town, where you can find an array of modern retail shops, banks, hotels, cafes, restaurants, bowling, internet, laundromats and the recently renovated cinema.

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Globetrotters Budget Accommodation

121 Flinders Street East, Townsville QLD 4810

Globetrotters Budget Accommodation Townsville offers a range of clean, comfortable and quality accommodation options with the choice of a four-share room or your own ensuited motel style room.

We are located at 121 Flinders Street East, Townsville. Motel/Family rooms are serviced daily and include ensuites, fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and televisions in the room.All other rooms include air conditioning,televisions,fridges and ensuites .Flinders Street East is the hub of Townsville's entertainment district and Globetrotters are one block from the Flinders Mall with two supermarkets, Reef HQ Aquarium, the Museum of Tropical North Queensland and the Magnetic Island Ferry terminal all less than a 10 minute walk away!

Whether you want to cool off in the pool, share a casual dinner with friends around the outdoor seating area, surf the web or plan the rest of your trip at our in house tour desks, we have everything you need and go out of our way to ensure your stay in Townsville is memorable and enjoyable.

Townsville Helicopters

149 Old Common Road, Rowes Bay QLD 4810
Townsville Helicopters provides a range of helicopter services including scenic flights, customised charter and island transfers from Townsville Airport. Aside from Townsville itself, popular destinations for sight seeing and charter are Magnetic Island, The Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island and Wallaman Falls; however the choice of destination is almost limitless....

Toomulla Beach

Toomulla Beach, Townsville QLD 4810
This secluded beach is a great spot for birdwaters and family outings. With a designated free tent and vehicle camping area and views across the ocean, Toomulla Beach is a perfect beachside retreat. Launch for a day of fishing from the boat ramp. Toomulla Beach is an ideal location enjoy the unwind and escape everyday hustle and bustle. ...

Inkerman Hill

Mount Inkerman Lookout Road, Home Hill QLD 4806
Inkerman Hill, a 10 minute drive south of the township of Home Hill, provides an excellent vantage point to take in the surrounding countryside. With an elevation of around 215 metres above sea level at the summit, local farms, the township of Home Hill, and some waterways around the Groper Creek area and Cape Upstart are visible. The broad delta plains irrigated from the Burdekin aquifer become apparent. The road to the top of the hill is also scenic, and a popular trek for locals in the early morning and late afternoon. Many fitness enthusiasts park their vehicles in the parking area at the base of the hill, to walk the road to the top. A picnic area is located at the summit of Mt Inkerman. Bring your own water as there are no taps. A dial at the lookout points out the direction to a variety of distant places. Keep an eye out for rock wallabies which inhabit the hillsides. The road to the top is not suitable for trucks, buses, caravans and trailers. ...

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island QLD 4819
Escape to a tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite everyone. With 23 beaches and bays and just a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island has the natural beauty and serenity of an untouched paradise within a thriving community. The rocky granite headlands fuse with sheltered bays and beaches, studded with majestic hoop pines, which create a dramatic and spectacular coastline. Over two-thirds of the Island is classified as National Park, providing a haven for native wildlife including rock wallabies, koalas, possums and more than 100 different bird species. The Island has a range of accommodation including hotels and resorts, self-contained apartments, bed and breakfasts, holiday house rentals and backpacker hostels. Getting to Magnetic Island is easy with a passenger ferry and car barge available. Once you have docked, it is straight into island life. Explore at your own pace, take the bus, hire a scooter, jet ski or topless car. For those who love outdoor adventures explore the wilderness by riding or walking along the networks of tracks available. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy including boat trips, parasailing, snorkelling tours, bus tours, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, jet skiing, great fishing and horse riding. ...

Live Entertainment at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island QLD 4819
Live music and evening entertainment is plentiful on Magnetic Island with terrific local talent ranging from rock to reggae. Base Magnetic Island hosts the 'Full Moon Down Under' once a month! Headlined by Australian and international acts the party brings a mix of locals and visitors to dance the night away. For a night of family fun and a good laugh head to the Arcadia Island Tavern at 8pm on a Wednesday night to witness the world famous Bufonidaes (cane toads) races. The concept of the race is simple. All the toads are placed in a plastic container in the centre of a circle, then the container is removed: the first toad to go outside the circle is the winner. If you love a good comedy cabaret show, enjoy a hilarious evening and delicious meal with the professional entertainers from Stage Door Theatre Restaurant. ...

Exhibition Launch: Generation: Umbrella Annual Members Prize and An Island Almanac

482 Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810
"Generation: Umbrella Annual Members' Prize 2016" - Umbrella Studio reaches a milestone in 2016 by turning 30 years old. This year, the theme Generation invites our artist members' to reflect upon how Umbrella has impacted this generation of artists in Townsville or their own interpretation of the word generation. The exhibition has a AUD1,000 artist prize sponsored by Sister City Partners. "An Island Almanac" - A Vault Space exhibition of 12 mixed media artworks by 12 Magnetic Island artists. Each framed work depicts a personal view of a month on Magnetic Island. Free entry - cash bar....

Full Moon Down Under - Base Magnetic Island

1 Nelly Bay Road, Magnetic Island QLD 4819
The Biggest Island Party In Australia, at Townsville - Queensland. For the last 5 years, Full Moon Down Under has become one of Queensland's, and Australia's most iconic events. Full Moon is staged monthly and set on the ridiculously beautiful Magnetic Island's Nelly Beach. We hand pick our artists, bringing the biggest acts Australia and the world has to offer so they can commit to delivering an explosive night full of entertainment. With up to 3,000 people from different parts of the world travelling to experience their unique island party, you can expect nothing less then fire twirlers, body paint, plenty of colour and good times! From sunset to sunrise, it is a night you may or may not remember...

SeaLink Queensland

Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
SeaLink Queensland is your one-stop-shop for your visit to beautiful North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport and activities - SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure! Specialising in Townsville and the magnificent Magnetic Island, they can also help you with holiday information and bookings from Fraser Island to Cape Tribulation! Enjoy a half day snorkel tour around Magnetic Island, dine on a bush tucker breakfast with the koalas at the islands Koala Sanctuary or be entertained with a dinner and show at Magnetic Island's very own Theatre Restaurant. Find SeaLink Queensland in two locations - Breakwater Terminal, Townsville and Nelly Bay Terminal, Magnetic Island. SeaLink Queensland are also an award winning ferry service providing the quickest link to Magnetic Island (20 minutes) with 18 daily return services between Townsville and Magnetic Island. Cruise over in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar....
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Townsville Seaside Apartments

105 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810
Townsville Seaside Apartments is a family owned and operated business, giving extra personal service to their room guests. They are located on the award winning Strand Beach, three kilometres of walkways and parkland. The beach is 50 metres from the apartments, where you can enjoy a swim or leisurely walk. From their tour desk you can arrange trips to many local tourist attractions. Their apartments are fully self contained townhouse style accommodation with all the comforts of home. Each apartment has its own private laundry, full kitchen and lounge area downstairs with air-conditioned bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Wireless high speed internet available. Off the main bedroom there is a small balcony with an outdoor setting where you can sit and enjoy the sea breeze . A swimming pool and spa is located in the front of their complex overlooking the Strand Beach, so you can relax and enjoy the views. They cater for short, medium and long term stays ideal for holidays or business trips. Come and relax in their apartments and enjoy their wonderful city.

Taylors Beach

Taylors Beach, Ingham QLD 4850
Taylors Beach is a quiet beachside community centrally located between Forrest Beach and Lucinda and known by locals as an angler's paradise. With Orpheus Island and fringing reefs only a short distance away, Taylors Beach offers a wide variety of fish. Grab a fishing rod and prepare for some serious relaxation when you head to Taylors Beach. ...
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Beachside Magnetic Harbour Apartments

1 - 3 The Cove, Magnetic Island QLD 4819
Beachside Magnetic Harbour holiday apartments are located on the marina in Nelly Bay Magnetic Island. With ocean, harbour and parkland views from these near new luxury one, two or three bedroom apartments you will be sure to have a happy and memorable holiday on this island paradise. Close to shops, restaurants public transport and a short stroll from the ferry terminal....


Thuringowa, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
Thuringowa extends over an area of 4000 square kilometres and today is a thriving area offering art exhibitions, theatres and performance, swimming lagoons, sporting venues, dining and shopping and plenty of options for family entertainment and fun! The Riverway precinct located in Thuringowa offers a dynamic combination of residential, commercial, cultural, sports and leisure activities. The precinct provides an exciting environment to enjoy a variety of water based and waterfront activities. With two huge swimming lagoons, the Riverway Arts Centre, Pinnacles Gallery, the Riverwalk, public art, village spine, restaurant, and parklands, there truly is so much to explore. Thuringowa's main dining precinct is known as Cannon Park. Cannon Park is a lifestyle centre including a six screen cinema complex and a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants. Located diagonally across from Willows Shopping Centre on Hervey Range Road and Riverway, it also houses Townsville's only Kingpin Bowling Lounge and laser skirmish and is nearby to a roller skate rink and indoor sports complex. ...

MagnetiCon - Townsville Pop Culture Event

Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale QLD 4814
Townsville's first Pop Culture Event was held on July 2 and 3, 2016 and was a roaring success, so they are set to bring everything pop culture to Townsville on June 3 and 4, 2017. They will have movie stars, cosplayers from Australia and the United States of America as well as cartoonist that have done work from the Simpsons to My Little Pony. Come try the Zombie obstacle course, go down Artist Alley, see Doctor Who's Tardis a Dalek and you might even see someone dressed up as the eleventh Doctor. They will have memorabilia from Civic Video - Fairfield Water Movies and Collectibles (Platinum Sponsor) on site as well. They have vendors travelling from Sydney and all over Queensland selling everything pop culture so they can't wait to see you in Tropical North Queensland during their beautiful winter 17 to 26 degrees....

Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park

Turn off via Bruce Highway, Ingham QLD 4850
You'll be amazed when you stand in front of Wallaman Falls, Australia's highest permanent single drop waterfall, located in Girringun National Park. In between the forest clad ridge tops and rainforest lined gullies and creeks, Wallaman Falls stands at 268 metres. Experience the beauty of World Heritage listed rainforest and spectacular gorge views on one of the short walking tracks near the falls. Girringun National Park is also the gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walks. Discover plunging waterfalls, lush gorges and inspirational views as you tackle one of the two day walks that start from Wallaman Falls and trek down the Herbert River valley. ...


Mutarnee, Mutarnee QLD 4816
Located approximately 45 minutes north of Townsville on the Bruce Highway, Mutarnee is a small peaceful hamlet nestled on the banks of beautiful Crystal Creek. At the local caravan park there's a small shop and service station and just a minute down the road you'll find the Crystal Creek boat ramp. From this easy access point, boaties can safely navigate their way along Crystal Creek to the Coral Sea. It takes no more than a few minutes and the scenery makes it well worth the effort. Conditions are great for serious sea fishing so remember to pack your rod, bait and tackle. On the other side of Mutarnee you'll find the dramatic Paluma National Park which is overflowing with beautiful natural attractions and things to see and do. The road up the mountain takes you through rich, lush rainforest and past cascading waterfalls, rockslides and clear water rock pools. At the top of the mountain you can swim at the old stone bridge and admire this quaint hand-made structure up close. At plenty of spots throughout the park you'll find picnic areas and barbecues to make your visit even more enjoyable. Accommodation at Mutarnee is limited to camping, caravanning and self-contained cabins, however motels, hotels and backpacker hostels can be found at Ingham just 15 minutes further north....

Ross River

Ross River, Townsville QLD 4810
The Ross River hosts a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. Riverwalk, a three metre wide pathway which overlooks the beautiful Ross River, runs along the river and provides numerous opportunities to enjoy its natural beauty. The Riverway, Loam Island and Pioneer Park developments offer a dynamic combination of residential, commercial, cultural, sports and leisure activities. With two huge swimming lagoons, Riverway Arts Centre, Pinnacles Gallery, the Riverwalk, public art, village spine, restaurant and parklands there are plenty of activities here for everyone. The area is a year round visitor destination with an annual calendar of events including festivals, Christmas festivities, New Year's Eve, Australia Day Celebrations, as well as food, wine, art and sporting events. The precinct provides an excellent environment to enjoy a variety of water-based and waterfront activities. Skiing, wakeboarding and fishing are all popular activities on the water. Ross River also offers some excellent bird watching opportunities, particularly from Pioneer Park, Loam Island, Apex Park and Dam Park. ...

Home Hill

Home Hill, Home Hill QLD 4806
Situated on the southern side of the Burdekin Bridge (known as the Silver Link) with an economy driven by sugar and agriculture, Home Hill offers landscapes dominated by lush green canefields as well as access to some of North Queensland's finest produce. Start your experience in Home Hill with panoramic views of the regions towns, farmlands, wetlands, waterways and coastline from Inkerman Hill. Take in the pristine beauty provided by nature's greens and blues and enjoy a skyline that seems to go on forever. Other attractions include the historic World War Two radar stations which can be found on Charlies Hill and for a step back in time take a stop at Tom's Toybox to view a private collection of working farm machinery from yesteryear. The township of Home Hill was established in 1913 from land carved out of the Inkerman Downs Station and is located just 12 kilometres south of Ayr. The two towns are linked via the Burdekin Bridge, the districts best known landmark standing at an impressive 1,103m long and larger than the Sydney Harbour Bridge. To walk across the famous landmark, park near the Lion's Diorama at the southern approach to the bridge and head to the pedestrian walkway. While in Home Hill, visit the Ashworth's Tourist Centre to discover murals that depict the district's rural life and view original Islander artworks at Zaro's Cultural Gallery. Visit the Silver Link Interpretive Centre, which opened in 2007 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Burdekin River Bridge. Located in the main street of Home Hill, the centre tells the history of the bridge through more than 120 photographs. The Comfort Stop in the centre of town is a clean, modern facility with free restroom, shower and barbecue. There is ample parking for caravans and motorhomes. ...

Charlie's Hill

Charlies Hill Road, Home Hill QLD 4806
2015 marks 70 years since the Radar Station at Charlie's Hill ceased operations after World War II. If you visit this historical site, you'll see igloos of reinforced concrete which provided bomb-proof protection for the radar equipment. The wooden towers which supported the transmitting and receiving aerials have been removed. However, you may find foundations from various structures near the igloos. The buildings are listed in the Queensland Heritage Register because of the site's historical and military significance. Charlie's Hill is a six minute drive south of the township of Home Hill. ...

Townsville Tennis Centre

32 Burke Street, North Ward QLD 4810
The Townsville Tennis Centre, North Ward is the largest and most modern tennis centre in North Queensland. It is located only five minutes from Central Business District and 10 minutes from Townsville airport. The centre has 12 plexipave tennis courts and all are lit for night play. The centre has also a clubhouse, a bar and barbecue facilities. It caters for corporate social functions, public court hire, coaching of juniors and adults. At the centre a comprehensive junior development program is conducted as well as night fixtures and daytime ladies fixtures and premier league. Public is most welcome....

Keeper Reef Dive Site

Keeper Reef, Townsville QLD 4810
Located off Townsville, Keeper Reef offers a wonderful dive for those that love to explore healthy coral gardens. It is easy to get lost at this dive site as the coral gardens are divided by ridges and bommies, creating a coral maze. Some of the best corals at Keeper Reef are the beautiful gorgonians and spikey soft corals. Going no deeper than 16 metres divers will see schools of fusiliers, coral trout, rabbitfish, batfish, turtles, whitetip reef sharks, sweetlips and barramundi cod. There are also plenty of ledges to investigate, which are home to crayfish, rock cods, squirrelfish and shrimps....

Broadwater Camping Ground, Abergowrie State Forest

Abergowrie State Forest, Ingham QLD 4850
Broadwater camping area, in Abergowrie State Forest, provides a large, open, grassy setting surrounded by tall, open eucalypt forests. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. This is an e-permit camping area therefore all camping must be booked in advance; self-registration is no longer available. Fires are only permitted in the fire rings provided. Campers need to bring firewood as it is no longer supplied and must not be collected from Abergowrie State forest. ...

Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park

Turn off via Bruce Highway, Paluma QLD 4816

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

252 Walker Street, Townsville QLD 4810
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is one of Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operators. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service. Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive strives to exceed their guests' expectations in all aspects of their business. Join them today and dive the spectacular Yongala Wreck, or snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala Wreck is one of Australia's best dive sites! The Yongala Wreck is a national historical wreck that lies within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The wreck begins at 14 metres below the surface and sits on a sandy bottom at 29 metres. The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are spectacular. This is a must do dive for all certified divers! Or visit the pristine Lodestone Reef located on the Great Barrier Reef with their friendly and professional crew. Their day trip is a perfect way to enjoy unlimited snorkelling, introductory scuba dives or two certified dives. Both snorkelers and divers will be exhilarated witnessing the spectacular marine life that Lodestone has to offer whilst being immersed in tropical crystal clear water....

Ingham Cemetery

Sir Arthur Fadden Drive, Ingham QLD 4850
The Ingham Cemetery depicts the area's strong Mediterranean influences with a magnificent display of tile mausoleums. Undoubtedly, the southern European mausoleums in the Catholic section of the cemetery are quite noticeable. The older style mausoleums are constructed from white stucco and marble, the traditional materials, and contain gothic style windows and doors. The more recent ones are more commonly flat-roofed with parapet surrounds and finished with terrazzo and tiles. ...
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Bluewater Caravan Park

41420 Bruce Highway, Yabulu QLD 4818
Bluewater Caravan Park is a pet friendly park set amongst 55 acres of native bushland and landscaped gardens and boasts the largest sites in North Queensland. The park is just 20 minutes north of the Townsville Central Business District. It is the ideal location to base yourself for day trips to local sandy beaches, Paluma and Girringun National Parks and magnificent Magnetic Island. Accommodation options include fully self-contained studio rooms and tourist cabins, large unpowered and powered sites with some offering the convenience of an ensuite. Facilities include a swimming pool, fully equipped camp kitchen with free gas barbecue and fire pit. The kiosk offers cold drinks, milk and ice as well as a free book exchange. The three amenities blocks have coin operated laundries. An easy access dump point is located within the park....

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Cape Cleveland Road Cape Ferguson, Townsville QLD 4810
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science. The Institute is consistently ranked among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally and is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology. AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia. Public tours are available including data projection shows, information on research and guided tours of the facility....


Turn off via Bruce Highway, Bluewater QLD 4818
Pack a picnic and relax by the picturesque fresh water creek at Bluewater. Access to the creek is via the Bluewater Store (near the bridge), or Bluewater Park. Facilities include barbecues, toilets, showers and play equipment and a designated area is available for limited free tent and vehicle camping. The Urban Forest is adjacent to Bluewater Park. There is a fitness trail over 800 metres long with eight activity stations located along a pathway surrounded by over 7000 trees. A boat ramp is also available off Bluewater Drive, via Jaloonda Road. ...

Herbert River Museum

4 Macrossan Street, Halifax QLD 4850
Learn about the history of the Hinchinbrook region and discover a treasure chest of historical artefacts at the Herbert River Museum. Located on Macrossan Street in Halifax, the Museum offers an interesting step back in time and is co-located with the local gallery. For those wanting to view more of their Local History, the Herbert River Museum/Gallery can be found in the old Shaw's Building, Macrossan Street, Halifax. ...

Toolakea Beach

Toolakea Beach Road and Esplanade, Toolakea QLD 4818
For a peaceful experience on yet another one of Townsville's gorgeous northern beaches, visit Toolakea Beach and bring the whole family for a relaxing day out! Enjoy a picnic lunch or spend a relaxing few hours fishing from the beach. This beach is also very quiet which is perfect for birdwatchers....

Lake Ross

Lake Ross, Kelso QLD 4815
Lake Ross stores over 200000 million litres of water and supplies up to 80 per cent of the region's potable water supply. The dam wall stretches 8.3 kilometres across the Ross River flood-plain (longest in the Southern Hemisphere) providing an additional flood mitigation benefit to the downstream community. In recognition of its habitat values, Lake Ross is listed as a Wetland of National Significance. The extensive shallow margins of the lake provide habitat for a diversity of water birds. The lake is also surrounded by thousands of hectares of unspoilt open savannah teeming with wildlife. Over 220 species of bird have been recorded on or around the lake to date....