Paradise Waterhole

Townsville & Mission Beach

From the car park at the end of Spiegelhauer Rd, it’s an easy 100m walk to Paradise Waterhole, a popular swimming spot with a sandy beach and lofty mountain views. The combination of rocks and trees make a lovely backdrop, but you'll be unable to take our eyes off the transparent water when the sun comes out.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Townsville & Mission Beach attractions

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