Surprisingly a lot of people do not know what adventures they can get up to around Townsville. Townsville has a lot to offer for the people willing to go out and experience some of the discomforts of the wild world. Here are a few of my suggestions for some epic adventures that span across multiple disciplines.

1. Crystal Falls to Gold Falls

Big Crystal Creek Canyon, Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia

Location - Paluma Range National Park
Type - Canyoning/Abseiling/Rappelling & climbing
Experience Level - Intermediate to difficult
A pretty epic creek with a mini slot canyon, whitewater and waterfalls after waterfalls.

2. Kayak down Broadwater to the Herbert River

Kayaking down Broadwater Creek, Abergowrie State Forest, Queensland, Australia

Location - Abergowrie State Forest
Type - Kayaking
Experience Level – Beginner to intermediate
Just watch out for those Saltwater Crocodiles in the Herbert River.

3. Summit Mt Elliot (Up The Terraces, Down Alligator Creek)

Mt Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park, Queensland, Australia

Location - Bowling Green Bay National Park
Type - Bush walking
Experience Level – Intermediate to difficult
This is one of those trips you do for the bragging rights. The summit itself isn't very spectacular but the journey to the top, depending on the route, is spectacular.

4. Abseiling down Waterview Creek (Jourama Falls)

Abseiling Waterview Creek, Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia

Location - Paluma Range National Park
Type - Canyoning/Abseiling/Rappelling
Experience Level – Intermediate to difficult
This is a beautiful creek and a few nice abseils, decent waterholes and spetacular views. Starting at Hidden Valley and going along the Jacobsen Track, cut across into Waterview Creek and rappel down the 8 falls. 5km of rock hoping and scrambling.

5. Rock climbing at Frederick Peak

Frederick Peak, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Location - Frederick Peak
Type - Rock Climbing
Experience Level – Easy to intermediate
Freds offers decent climbs for all levels. Be sure to checkout the chasm, archway and fishbowl.

6. Surf ski around Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Queendland, Australia
Magnetic Island

Location - Magnetic Island
Type - Kayaking / Surf ski
Experience Level – Intermediate
A 45km multi-day round trip taking you past some of maggie's remote beaches and past several shipwrecks. What an experience! This can also be done in one day.

7. Rappelling down Waterfall Creek

Waterfall Creek, Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia
Waterfall Creek

Location - Paluma Range National Park
Type - Canyoning/Abseiling/Rappelling
Experience Level – Intermediate to difficult
This trip is a full dayer and will take on a 1000 waterfall journey from Paluma Dam down to the Bruce highway.

8. Kayaking down the Burdekin River

Big Bend, Burdekin River, Queensland, Australia
Big Bend, Burdekin River

Location - Hervey Range to Charters Towers
Type - Kayaking
Experience Level - Intermediate
This trip will take you down Australia's largest river by (peak) discharge volume. Be sure to go after the wet season to avoid dragging your kayak too much.

Now you're all set for ideas to get away on your weekends adventures!