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Feeling a little flat? Want to gain energy and have fun at the same time? We’ve uncovered plenty of activities in Townsville that you’ll actually WANT to keep doing. 

Best of all, these activities are all for YOU! After all, we parents deserve to enjoy a bit of downtime and fun too. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily kids’ activities that we forget to do things for ourselves. So push the pile of washing to the corner of the lounge, enjoy a bit of me time and let’s get active! Step out of your comfort zone and work up a sweat. From cardio programs to core-strengthening activities, these energetic programs are sure to get the endorphins flowing.


Head on down to your local PCYC and discover all there is to do for mums and dads looking to get active. Offering programs in gymnastics, fitness and Free-G (an exciting fusion of gymnastics, martial arts, and acrobatic tricks), there’s something to suit everyone, whether you’re looking to get active, make friends, or just try out something new.

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Always wanted to give Martial Arts a try? Take the chance this year with United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy, offering a range of classes for adults.

Wing Chun Kung Fu – Learn the martial art Bruce Lee trained in. Learn martial art principles as well as how to utilise focus and awareness.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – A martial art, combat sport system focusing on grappling and ground fighting all while promoting physical fitness.
Jet Kickboxing – Lean and fit kickboxing workouts offering training in endurance, quick recovery, timing, balance and much more.
Free women’s self-defence – Train to be a strong opponent with the right kind of training.
Street Edge Krav Maga – A real world self-protection training focusing on self-defence rather than combat sport.
THUMP Boxing – Open to all levels of fitness, THUMP boxing classes offer a range of health and fitness benefits as well as making you part of a unique team culture.

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Rather than sitting in the aircon, cool off a different way and head on down for a refreshing swim at Kirwan Aquatics.

The 25m outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimmers, with plenty of lanes and space to take it at your own pace. Whether you’re looking to swim competitively or as a relaxed outdoor activity, Kirwan Aquatics has got you covered.
Why not invite some friends or family along and try to race each other in laps down the pool?

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There are a variety of options available that allow you to get active right here in our beautiful city.
Live Life Get Active – In partnership with Townsville City Council, Live Life Get Active inspires a fitter, healthier and happier community. Programs offered include boxing, X training and yoga, in a fun, motivating and friendly environment. Everyone can join in, no matter your fitness level – whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been participating for many years.

If you’re not sure where to start, this is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.


Did you know that Townsville City Council is a host organisation for Australia’s biggest community-based walking network? Heart Foundation Walking makes physical activity enjoyable and easy, and it’s free! Check to see if there’s a walking group near you. Groups come in a variety of different sizes, tackling various distances and levels of difficulty, so there’s sure to be something out there for you.

You can register as a walker via the Heart Foundation website.


We live in such a gorgeous part of the country, why not improve your outlook and get active outdoors? Townsville and surrounds offer many great tracks ideal for cycling, hiking or a stroll.

Castle Hill – If you’re reading this, chances are you might have walked up Castle Hill before. It’s the most popular walking trail within Townsville City with multiple tracks. Why not mix things up and go with a different track on your next visit? If you’re more into cycling, you can ride your bike to the summit, too – just make sure you share the hill with everyone.

Riverwalk – The Riverwalk overlooks the gorgeous Ross River. Can you spot local birdlife during your walk, jog or cycle?
Gabul Way – This 710m walkway is adjacent to Arcadia Road on Magnetic Island and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists, boasting unbeatable views along the way.

Booroona Trail – If you’re looking to get closer to the environment, Booroona Trail is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for people to get closer to the environment through boardwalks and walking trails through the wetlands.

10,000 Steps – Townsville has a number of 10,000 Steps signed walkways around the region, including the Ross River Parkway Aplins Circuit, Rowes Bay to Pallarenda, Wetlands Circuit, Anderson Botanic Garden Circuit, Riverway Circuit and a number of Castle Hill tracks.


These are just a few of the ways to get active, have fun and gain energy, Townsville has plenty to offer! For kids activities check out Adventurous Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids and After School Sports And Activities All Year Round