Boating & Fishing
Boating and Fishing
Boating & Fishing
Townsville has a number of locations for boating and fishing including Black Weir. We also have a range of boat ramps throughout the Townsville region.
Black Weir boating permits
Due to high demand, all water ski vessels require a permit to operate on Black Weir. General boating and fishing vessels do not require a permit.
You can book a permit for Black Weir online via the Black Weir site. The booking system allows you to book up to seven days in advance.
Townsville has a number of boat ramps available for launching your boat.
Townsville City Council is the managing authority for all of these ramps, with the exception of the Ross Creek Boat Ramp. *Ross Creek is managed by the Townsville Port Authority.
|Boat Ramp||Ramp Lanes||Pontoons||Parking for cars with trailers||Additional parking|
|“Balgal Beach 1 Tooth Street, Balgal Beach Map “||1||1||30||20|
|“Toomulla Saltwater Creek 1A Herald St, Toomulla Map “||1||10||20|
|“Bluewater (off Jaloonda Road) 78 Jaloonda Road, Bluewater Map “||1||15|
|“Saunders Beach The Esplanade, Saunders Beach Map “||1||15|
|“Stoney Creek (Mount Low) Marina Drive, Bushland Beach Map “||1||30||20|
|“Cape Pallarenda* The Esplanade, Pallarenda Map “||3||1||30||20|
|“Ross Creek** Sir Leslie Drive, Townsville Map “||9||1||87|
|“Barnicle Street Barnicle Street, South Townsville Map “||4||48||20|
|“Loam Island 1077 Riverway Drive, Rasmussen Map “||1||10|
|“Picnic Bay 2 – 10 Yule Street, Picnic Bay Map “||1||50|
|“Nelly Bay Esplanade, Nelly Bay Map “||2||48||27 (car only)|
|“Horseshoe Bay 1A Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay Map “||1||6||15 (car only)|
|“Townsville Recreational Boating Park (TRBP) (South Townsville) Fifth Avenue, South Townsville Map “||4||2||220||Yes|