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Companion's Guide: With the pooch

27th May 2020

Treat man’s best friend to an outdoor adventure with hidden trails, open parklands, and off-leash beach fronts in Townsville North Queensland – your pooch will really ‘dig’ it!

Off-leash areas

Run wild and free in one of the many off-leash areas and parks in Townsville! A local fav would have to be Palleranda with its epic beaches, hidden trails, and stunning views to Magnetic Island - definitely one for you and your furry companion to enjoy.

Check out some of the other off-leash areas in the Townsville City Council district.

Dog-friendly cafes

From free treats to complimentary water bowls, there are plenty of pet-friendly cafes where you can share a puppuchino or two with your furry friend. Juliette’s and Juliette’s Gelateria on the Strand and FatDogz at Cannon Park, just to name a few!

Trails and tracks

Unleash your dog’s natural desire to explore with tracks and trails off the beaten track . Take a bush walk up the popular Castle Hill or let them feel the sand under their paws with a beachside stroll along Pallarenda.

  •         Castle Hill – hit up the popular goat track around the city’s best vantage point
  •         Herveys Range – plenty of mini adventures along the Hervey’s Marbles or old highway (Page’s Road)
  •         Ross River pathway – take a scenic stroll then freshen up with a doggie paddle
  •         Rowes Bay Pallarenda – run along the beach and feel the salty breeze in your hair (and fur)

Plan your next regional road trip!

There’s no denying Queenslanders love a road trip, and Townsville North Queensland has you covered!

We’ve done the planning with road trip itineraries to satisfy every traveller. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, fill up your tank, and buckle up – the open roads are calling!

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