Situated on the tropical north coast of Queensland, Townsville is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With the paradise of Magnetic Island right on the doorstep, Townsville is the ideal place for an adventure with friends or an escape for the family.


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, national and international events, award winning restaurants and attractions, National Parks and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to see why people are attracted to Townsville.

Cycling in Townsville


Stunning scenery, challenging terrain and a large cycling community makes Townsville a great place to ride. Whether you prefer cruising on the bitumen, or conquering mountainous terrain, the Townsville North Queensland Region is an exciting cycling destination.



Mountain Biking in Townsville

Under the Radar

Mountain biking in TownsvilleTownsville’s newest track, Under the Radar in Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park offers riders 10km of adventure. With beach, ocean and island views, riders will travel through dense jungle, mangroves and open savannah country. Enjoy the easy dirt road loop around the Town Common’s freshwater lagoon, and be sure to bring your camera to capture the wildlife that calls it home. The trail can be accessed from Pallarenda Road.


Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve

The Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve offers riders 30km of single track within 15 minutes of the CBD. The Reserve is perfect for all levels of riders, with trails for beginners all the way through to experts. The reserve is easily accessible from Angus Smith Drive.


Mount Stuart Downhill

Expert riders who are looking for an adrenalin rush can find it on the Mount Stuart Downhill. The trail comprises of 5km of technical downhill track running either side of the Mount Stuart Road. Only experienced mountain bikers should take on this track.


The Paluma Push

More than just a race, the Paluma Push is a mountain bike adventure that takes place between the Paluma Village and Hidden Valley. Participants race through World Heritage listed rainforest, encountering lots of down hills, winding bends and beautiful scenery. The Paluma Push offers two different courses – a 75km competition course and a 42km recreation course.




Ross River

Cycling in TownsvilleThe banks of the Ross River provide a great place for a casual pedal. Cyclists can enjoy picturesque views while riding on a variety of different riverside circuits, ranging from 1.6km to 7.2km.


Cape Pallarenda Road Circuit

This long, flat ride is accompanied by amazing views of Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island. Starting on Bundock Street, the 12.8km circuit is an early morning favourite of local riders, who will then congregate at a local coffee shop or café to catch up.


Castle Hill and Mount Stuart       

For the cyclist looking for more of a challenge, Mount Stuart and Castle Hill provide just that! Both morning and afternoon, locals can be seen pedalling up the 2.9km of steep road on Castle Hill. Mount Stuart is the ultimate test of endurance, with 9km of bends and steep inclines.


Townsville Triathlon Festival

The Townsville Triathlon Festival is one of North Queensland’s largest, and brings competitors from all over Australia. Riders can compete in the team triathlon, or nominate in the individual triathlon – if they are up for it!