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7 Kickass Adventures in North Queensland

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.

Big Crystal Creek Canyon

1. Crystal Falls to Gold Falls

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.

Kayaking down Broadwater Creek

2. Kayak down Broadwater to the Herbert River

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

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

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

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

4. Abseiling down Waterview Creek (Jourama Falls)

Going along the Jacobsen Track cut across into Waterview Creek, rappel down the falls. 5km rock hope and scramble.
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.

Frederick Peak, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

5. Rock climbing at Frederick Peak

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.

Magnetic Island, Queendland, Australia

6. Kayak around Magnetic Island

Location - Magnetic Island
Type - Kayaking
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!

Waterfall Creek, Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia

7. Rapelling down 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 jooureny from Paluma Dam down to the Bruce highway.

8. Kayaking down the 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!

I organise adventures every weekend around Townsville. If you are fit and capable, join us on these free expeditions by visiting Townsville Advenutres.

Join us as we explore Townsville's surrounds

Luen Warneke

Luen Warneke

Adventurer first, content maker second. I love to explore the great outdoors no matter the expedition. There are so many activities that allow us to connect with nature and one another.

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