When you choose to make Breakwater Marina home you’re connected to a vibrant city, rich in culture and diverse in entertainment.  Townsville plays hosts to an events and festival calendar to keep you entertained whilst visting our great tropical city.  Visit the Marina office during your stay for local details or transport information and get ready for some fun!

CHECK OUT Tourism Townsville’s Events Guide: http://www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au/events/

Check our FACEBOOK PAGE or the Amenities Block for “What’s On This Weekend?”

Events in the Marina:

There’s a real spirit and sense of community at Breakwater Marina. Many long term tenants visited years ago and simply decided to stay. An annual social and events calendar brings people together regularly. Musical jam sessions share the unseen talents of floating residents, whilst BBQ’s and the big screen TV are dragged out to celebrate various competitions on the sporting calendar.

An indoor games room has been created to offer Marina customers an all-weather respite from their boats it’s a social place to catch-up or chill out and by all means feel free to connect to the Marina’s free Wifi.  A free communal BBQ Area with adjacent herb gardens is available anytime you need to catch up with friends.

Check our Breakwater Marina facebook page for upcoming events in the marina.

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Introducing $5 Fridays on the First

Last year, our Tropical Pink Friday Charity raised over $2100 going towards McGrath Foundation and we are so excited to keep supporting this worthy cause during 2017.

From discussions with our tenants and staff, Breakwater Marina have now committed to a social event every month for the remainder of 2017 starting with our first one in June.  The idea behind “$5 FRIDAYS” is for our tenants to enjoy a social event to catch up and meet new friends.  We’ll donate half of every entry fee to the Tropical Pink Friday McGrath Foundation Charity, and each month we’ll put on a different theme, including Foods Around the World, Trivia Competitions, Musical Nights and other fun and games.   And if you miss this one, there’s another one next month to enjoy. Check our Breakwater Marina facebook page for upcoming $5 Fridays so you can join in the fun too.


Social Life


Cotters Markets – every Sunday (5 mins walk to Flinders Mall) Locally made timber, fabric, leather and glass gifts along with souvenirs, preserves, clothing, art, fragrant candles, soaps, jewellry, fruit and vegies, plants and flowers and more. Jumping caste, food vendors and entertainment.Every Sun 8.30am – 1pm Flinders St, Townsville QLD

Willows Rotary Markets every week on Sunday at Willows Shopping Centre

North Queensland Farmers Market – every week on Sat North Shore Town Centre

Magnetic Island Markets   every month on the second Sun Horsehoe Bay Foreshore

Renegade Handmade Indoor Market Extravaganza  every month on the second Sun Aitkenvale State School

Bushland Beach Markets every month on the third Sun Bushland Beach

Strand Night Markets – first Friday in the month from May-Dec

ROUND SEVEN Saturday, Apr 21 Cowboys vs. Titans 1300Smiles Stadium 7:30pm

ROUND EIGHT Saturday, Apr 28 Cowboys vs. Raiders 1300Smiles Stadium 7:30pm

ROUND ELEVEN Saturday, May 19 Cowboys vs. Rabbitohs 1300Smiles Stadium 5:30pm

ROUND FIFTEEN Friday, Jun 15 Cowboys vs. Warriors 1300Smiles Stadium 6:00pm

ROUND NINETEEN Saturday, Jul 21 Cowboys vs. Dragons 1300Smiles Stadium 7:30pm

ROUND TWENTY Friday, Jul 27 Cowboys vs. Knights 1300Smiles Stadium 6:00pm

ROUND TWENTY-TWO Thursday, Aug 9 Cowboys vs. Broncos 1300Smiles Stadium 7:50pm

ROUND TWENTY-FOUR Friday, Aug 24 Cowboys vs. Eels 1300Smiles Stadium 7:50pm

25th April – Anzac Day 

Townsville City Dawn Service will be held at the ANZAC Park Cenotaph on the morning of the event, followed later by the Anzac Day parade in which veterans and returned service organisations, active military units, local schools, community groups and other service organisations will participate.  Anzac Park is situated directly adjacent to Breakwater Marina (parklands behind B Finger).

  • 5.30AM – Townsville City Dawn Service (form up 5.20am), ANZAC Park, The Strand.
  • 6.20AM – Gun Fire Breakfast Townsville RSL
  • 7.30AM – Belgian Gardens War Cemetery (form up 7.20am)
  • 8.15AM – Townsville City Parade form up, Strand Park, The Strand
  • 9.00AM – Townsville City Parade from Strand Park to ANZAC Park along The Strand

3 June – Eco-Fiesta at Queens Gardens
Eco Fiesta is a free event that assists the community in becoming more environmentally conscious. There will be a wide range of exhibitors and live entertainment. This family friendly event will provide you with ideas, advice and inspiration!  (Queens Garden is just past the Northward Shopping Centre and around 10 minutes to walk from the Marina.)

29 June – 2 July
– Townsville Show
Thrilling rides, showbags, old-fashioned art & craft exhibitions, a crash demolition derby and fireworks display – who doesn’t love when the show comes to town?  The Townsville Showgrounds is located on the southern side of Castle Hill and adjacent to Ingham Road, approximately 5kms from the city centre.

6-7-8 July – V8 Supercars at Reid Park
This year is the 10th anniversary of Supercars racing at Reid Park with Aussie music royalty John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, the Baby Animals and Hoo-doo Gurus headlining the after-race celebrations.  Head to the Supercars Watpac Townsville 400 website for more details.

For more Events/Activity Details, Check out: https://whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au/

Townsville has many great walkways and bikeways that lead through tropical parklands, bird & wildlife reserves and along our beautiful beaches.  Download the Townsville City Council’s guide or find out more about our popular trails.
To explore a bit further, find out more about cycling and hiking trails nearby in our national parks, please visit the Queensland Government Parks website.