We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Yep ... its a Dam alright!

Not a bad pit stop. Quick walk up the ramp from the carpark and there you go. Its a pretty big... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Trev S
,
South Australia, Australia
Enjoy the Rock Wallabies at the Ross River Dam

I recently visited the Ross River Dam in Townsville, Australia. It has a great view of the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
fangcat
Read all 25 reviews
9
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good20%
  • Average40%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
27°
19°
Oct
28°
21°
Nov
29°
22°
Dec
Contact
Riverway Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Townsville
from US$39.90
More Info
from US$180.40
More Info
from US$68.80
More Info
from US$124.60
More Info
Reviews (25)
Filter reviews
25 results
Traveller rating
8
5
10
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
8
5
10
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rock wallabies southern hemisphere pelicans longest destroyed activity wildlife views
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent an hour visiting the Dam with family from the UK. We were admiring the view and the level of the Dam. The rock wallabies caught our eye and we spent almost an hour admiring the many wallabies jumping amongst the rocks. It was lovely...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

phenomenal skies, amazing moonrise, wind, sky and everything in between. still a great place to visit. if you are in town let the council know in writing that you want the end section of the longest dam wall in the southern hemisphere reopened - two...More

Thank Guy R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Not a bad pit stop. Quick walk up the ramp from the carpark and there you go. Its a pretty big water reserve and there are plenty of birds wizzing around too.

Thank Trev S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I recently visited the Ross River Dam in Townsville, Australia. It has a great view of the reservoir, and a nice trail to walk. I was surprised to see so many Rock Wallabies hanging out along the rocky shore. There are plenty of photo opportunities,...More

Thank fangcat
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Worth a look but don't expect to be blown away. It has not been developed as an attraction. You can walk up to the top of the Dam and see a few Pelicans and Ducks. No boats canoes or any other form of water sports...More

Thank nadyjay
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing views while walking along the ross river dam . Rock wallabys are scamping around showing no interest in humans . Enjoy some relaxing time

Thank trudy p
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Went up to see the dam after all the rain this year. Nice little outting. The rock wallabies were out grooming and sunning themselves and we even spotted some adorable wallaby babies out having a sunbake. Dam spillway was unfortunately not full enough to spill...More

1  Thank Regan J
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I decided to out for a drive to damn on a Sunday afternoon. I had the place to myself and found it very therapeutic. There were birds and all sorts of wildlife out there. Extremely peaceful and i found myself sitting there for over an...More

Thank ISpeakTheTruth4U
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to take pictures and enjoy the ambience of sunset and sunrise. Entrances are at by the industrial architecture of the release gates and also half way down its wall ( ross river dam has the longest dam wall in the southern hemisphere)....More

Thank Guy R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The dam is a good fitness activity walking up the big hill to the top of the dam wall. The view at the top is a great view but pity it is so down at the moment. When full a walk along the top of...More

Thank Keith T
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 nearby hotels
Spanish Lace Motor Inn
26 reviews
5.73 miles away
Cascade Motel In Townsville
220 reviews
5.75 miles away
Billabong Lodge Motel
48 reviews
5.77 miles away
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
63 reviews
5.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 442 nearby restaurants
Capitol Regent Chinese Restaurant
22 reviews
2.34 miles away
Hog's Breath Cafe
92 reviews
2.37 miles away
Cactus Jacks Cannon Park Townsville
111 reviews
2.40 miles away
Masala Indian Cuisine
40 reviews
2.38 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 137 nearby attractions
Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens
30 reviews
3.23 miles away
Willows Rotary Markets
11 reviews
2.65 miles away
Riverway
301 reviews
4.60 miles away
Mount Stuart
193 reviews
3.94 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rhonda H
6 August 2017|
Answer
Response from Guy R | Reviewed this property |
no. council rangers only allow camping once a year for a week or so
0
Votes