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The Strand contributes significantly to the critical mass of tourist attractions of the North Queensland region. Over 200 Community Events are held on The Strand each year.
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The Strand's facilities cater for all ages
Seniors in the Park -
a community event
Many cultural activities are carried out  at the Strand
Cultural group performing in
Townsville Centenary Parade

The Strand receives in excess of 1,600,000 visitors annually.

The Strand Management view customer service as paramount and the office is a shop front, easily accessible to the community. The Strand Office staff are available to assist community groups to plan and implement events.

The Strand’s length allows for multiple leisure and recreation facilities. These are:

  • Tobruk, the freshwater Olympic swimming pool
  • The saltwater Kissing Point Rock Pool
  • Ocean swimming beaches protected by stinger resistant net enclosures
  • Playgrounds, including a fantastic water park, and two toddler's playgrounds
  • A basketball court/teenage play area
  • A 2.2km walk/jogging track with eight exercise stations
  • 22 free barbecues and 52 tables with seating
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes, ice creamery
  • Sea kayak hire, sky diving landing site, rock climbing, 3 outrigger clubs, 2 surf lifesaving clubs and a sailing club
  • Large open spaces used for community events and sporting activities including boot camp, yoga, tai chi and football
  • The Kissing Point Military Museum.
As well as professional, regular patrols, the Surf Lifesaving Clubs also train on the Strand beachesWith lots of grassed areas and shady trees, you'll always find somewhere to picnic or relax
Life Savers and Picnics

Community groups active on The Strand include:

  • Creek to Coral
  • Seagrass Watch
  • Fitness Groups
  • Conservation Volunteers
  • Landcare Group
  • The Indo-Pacific Turtle Management Group
  • The Dive Group.

There are over 200 community events held on The Strand each year including, concerts, sporting events, cultural events, school and arts events.

Outrigger training and events are a regular sight at the Strand
Magnetic Island Outrigger Day,
held on The Strand