Only a short, scenic, 10 minute drive from the city centre, the small beachside suburb of Pallarenda feels like it's worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With only one road in and out, and backing onto restricted land that cannot be built on, Pallarenda has kept the charm and peacefulness it's always been known for. The drive there feels like you are leaving town, due to the 80kph speed zone and no traffic lights once you turn onto Heatleys Parade, bushland on one side of the road and ocean views on the other side. The views looking out from Pallarenda Beach are simply stunning and are definitely best enjoyed at sunrise or sunset. The long stretch of beach allows for beautiful panoramic views, including the view back towards Castle Hill, across to Magnetic Island and towards Cape Pallarenda. A boat ramp can be found between these two parks with great beach access.ABOUT PALLARENDAThe central part of Pallarenda Beach is lifeguard patrolled during school holidays and a stinger net is set up during the peak warmer months. Low tide provides a fun environment for kids to spot hermit crabs and find interesting shells, with high tide then making for a relaxing beach swim with low wave activity. It's perfect for families with kids of all ages!Cape Pallarenda Conservation ParkThe park features the historic Quarantine Station-established in 1915, to quarantine passengers on incoming ships. During World War II the American and Australian armies used this area. Camps were set up on nearby beaches and the Quarantine Station was used as a hospital. Visitors can discover more about the station's history at the historic display. Set in a landscape of open woodland and rocky shores, the park protects a variety of animal and plant life and is a gateway to the recreational Cape Pallarenda Trails.Walking and mountain bikingThe Cape Pallarenda Trails are a network of shared walking and mountain biking trails in the Cape Pallarenda and Townsville Town Common conservation parks. The trails range from short easy walks to challenging hikes and cross country mountain bike rides. Town CommonKnown locally as the Town Common, the park is close to the bustling city centre of Townsville and is a great place to enjoy nature and fantastic coastal views. Visitors can hike across the Many Peaks Range, enjoy expansive island views while riding the Under the Radar or Smedley's trails or take the trail to the beautiful and secluded Shelly Beach. Deep-water lagoons, seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and sheltered beaches bordered by rocky headlands all feature in this park. Mangrove-lined tributaries of the Bohle River meander across the floodplains that fill each year during the wet summer months. Up to 280 bird species have been recorded in the area. Magpie geese, brolgas and many others gather here to feed and nest, particularly as the wetlands dry out and food sources become concentrated in the remaining lagoons.Rowes Bay Golf ClubRowes Bay Golf Club, located 5 minutes from Pallarenda, is nestled beside the sea and the city's conservation parklands. A picturesque course that flows with natural waterways, full array of flora and fauna and Castle Hill as the backdrop. The ideal getaway for a relaxed social or corporate day gathering.Within 10 Minutes Drive* Quality Schools - bus service from Pallarenda to all local schools * Townsville Airport * The fabulous award winning Strand * North Ward Shopping Village anchored by Coles, the precinct offers a variety of dining options from casual cafÃ©s, selection takeaways and fine dining. Rarely do these opportunities come to the market in this secluded enclave on a 726sqm vacant allotment - Secure your dream beachside lifestyle today. * Building will be removed.