The Water Park on the Strand is a wonderful place, free and fun! There are toilets and changing rooms and free BBQ facilities all on the Townsville foreshore!
The highlight of the water park is the big bucket that fills with water and then tips onto a roof then cascades down onto unsuspecting children! Our girls like to watch it fill with water then run and hide while yelling “The buckets tipping!!”
We also visited Parrallend Beach where between gates 8 and 9 you can run your dogs off lead. It’s not a patrolled beach so the kids only paddled close to the shore while keeping watch for Saltwater Crocodiles and Box Jellyfish! The Jellyfish (Stingers as they call them here) are most active between November to March but you do get rogue ones that are around at other times.
The Warrina Ice Skating Rink was a lot of fun. None of our children had skated before so it was great to have cousins to show them how it was done then help them do it.
Bluewater free camp has some basic facilities like, toilets and an outdoor cold shower. For the children there is a playground and a river for swimming. The girls and Jireh have spent a lot of time today enjoying the playground and the river! After dinner they went back out for more playing in the cool of the evening!