Pallarenda, Queensland

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Pallarenda is located in Queensland
Coordinates 19°12′S 146°46′E / 19.200°S 146.767°E / -19.200; 146.767Coordinates: 19°12′S 146°46′E / 19.200°S 146.767°E / -19.200; 146.767
Postcode(s) 4810
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Pallarenda:
Shelly Beach Shelly Beach Coral Sea
Townsville Town Common Pallarenda Coral Sea
Townsville Town Common Townsville Town Common Coral Sea

Pallarenda is a suburb of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[1]


The suburb is only three streets deep from the beach, and backs on to the Townsville Town Common. To the north of it is the Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. There is some debate over where Pallarenda begins and ends, but most people agree that Pallarenda Creek marks the border between it and Rowes Bay, Queensland.

Heritage listings[edit]

Pallarenda has a number of sites on the Queensland Heritage Register, including:


Pallarenda has a boat ramp that provides direct access to the beach, and a permanent stinger enclosure, both in Pallarenda Park. To the south of Pallarenda there is a horse exercise beach and a dog off-leash area. There are a number of picnic and barbecue areas throughout the suburb.

Some of the features include:

  • rolling green parklands
  • off-leash dog walking area (Beach Access 11)
  • play gyms
  • walking tracks
  • kitesurfing lessons (Beach Access 15)
  • kiteboarding from beach access 14-18
  • swimming
  • stand-up paddle surfing
  • kayaking
  • Waterfront accommodation & caravan park (Rowes Bay)
  • boat ramp up to 3 tonne (Beach Access 20)
  • free electric BBQs
  • only classic wood BBQs left in Townsville
  • estuary fishing- 3 Mile Creek
  • miles of pristine beaches
  • views to Magnetic Island
  • Townsville Town Common Nature Reserve
  • old Fort "Pill Box" gun placement
  • pots for family BBQs or picnics with shaded kiosks and rassed areas under huge paperbarks
  • basketball half court
  • toilets and showers at beach access points that are maintained daily by council staff.
  • beach volleyball


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