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Local Boat Ramps

Information on the quality and location of local Boat Ramp facilities. Includes photographs, maps and some video content.

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Townsville Boat Ramps

Townsville generally has a good number of small 'limited access' ramps into the majority of estuarine systems. However, finding the locations of these ramps can be a challenge. Access can be heavily tidal dependant and suited mainly to small 'tinnies'. But this varies from ramp to ramp. Additional facilities are lacking in most locations. None of the sites have wash down facilities or cleaning tables. Only a couple have toilets and even fewer have any form of security. Vehicle damage and break-ins are common at most of the more isolated ramps. The Coast Guard ramp on Ross Creek is really Townsville's only 'all tide' ramp suitable for larger vessels. Here parking is limited and the facility is sub-standard catering poorly to Townsville's population. Only a couple of Townsville's ramp have pontoon access, and none have floating walkways.

Please use the following pages that contain descriptions and photographs to help decide if a ramp is suitable for your size and type of boat. Ramps that are difficult to find also contain maps and directions. Some even have video footage to show the quality of the road in.


• Coat Guard Ramp (Main Ramp) - Ross Creek
• Barnacle St (National Park) Ramp - Ross River
• Pallarenda Beach
• Loam Island - Freshwater Ross River

Townsville - South

• Alligator Creek
• Cocoa Creek
• Morrissey's Creek
• Cungulla (and Doughboy Creek)
• Haughton River

Townsville - North

• Crystal Creek
• Althaus/Deep Creek (Purono)
• Rollingstone Creek (Balgal Beach)
• Fishers Creek (Hinchinbrook)
• Cardwell (Port Hinchinbrook)
• Mission Beach

Whitsunday Region

• Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour
• Proserpine River

The following is a list ramps yet to be assessed and photographed. If there is a ramp missing from this list that you feel should be covered, please email some details to

• Haughton River - Freshwater
• Haughton River - Saltwater
• Barattas