10-Minute Trips: An Array of Amenities near Somers & Hervey

21 June 2024

Situated just 20 minutes from Townsville CBD, Somers & Hervey offers residents easy access to the city's vibrant events, from footy games to concerts. But the real charm lies in the plethora of everyday conveniences right at your doorstep in the blossoming Rasmussen area.

Read on to explore the diverse amenities within 10 minutes of our up-and-coming community:   

Riverway Plaza

Whether you need groceries, a haircut, a cup of coffee, or a tasty dumpling, Riverway Plaza has it all. Additional onsite conveniences include a local post office, a petrol station, a newly opened kebab store, and a number of fast-food options.

Upper Ross Medical Centre

Just around the corner, Upper Ross Medical Centre is conveniently located for easy access to healthcare services. The ​​family-orientated bulk billing practice specialises in services including Women’s Health, Skin Care and Mental Health.

Next door, Upper Ross Discount Drug Store offers a wide range of affordable medicine, toiletries and beauty products. 

Ross River

For our adventure lovers, fishing enthusiasts and boat owners, we know that having easy access to the Ross River is a big draw card.

Just five minutes from Somers & Hervey, locals can go for a relaxing dip, try their hand at wakeboarding or watch the variety of local birds.  

Cannon Park Entertainment Centre

From planning an exciting family outing or popping out for a quick bite to eat, Cannon Park has it all.   

Just a quick 5-10 minute drive away – you don’t have to travel far to watch the hottest new blockbuster at Reading Cinemas or devour a spicy burger at Burger Urge.

Willows Shopping Centre

For a shopping centre with a wider range of retail options, drive slightly further down the road to reach Willows. 

With retail options including Big W, JB Hi-Fi, Cotton On, TK Maxx and Rebel all under one roof, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Willows. Convenient underground and shaded car parking is also available onsite. 

Riverway Lagoon and Riverway Library

Just ten minutes from Somers & Hervey, Riverway Lagoon is a perfect spot for fun and relaxation. Shaded by raintrees and overlooking the picturesque Ross River, it offers year-round swimming with dedicated lanes and a play area for kids to splash and build sandcastles.

Next to the lagoon, Riverway Library is a vibrant hub for all ages. It boasts an extensive collection of books, digital resources, and hosts exciting community programs and events, making it a cornerstone of local culture and learning.


Somers & Hervey is set to offer the ideal home for parents with school-aged children and couples planning to start a family. Many top-rated schools including Good Shepherd Catholic School and Rasmussen State School will be right on your doorstep, while Goodstart Early Learning and Mackillop Early Learning Centre offers excellent early childhood education and childcare for the little ones.

To learn more about our vibrant new community and how it can become your ideal community, contact Sue at 1800 065 866 or email We look forward to welcoming you to Somers & Hervey!

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