Our Community

Sports and Recreation Facilities

No School, No Play Group

NPARC aims to provide a range of Local Recreational Services and facilities for both Local residents and visitors. Facilities are spread between the communities, and are open to each community.

The communities members are actively involved with sports such as Football, AFL, Basketball, Touch Football, Judo, Gym, Fishing, Swimming, Volleyball and Softball.

Each Community has use of and access to a Community Hall and Ovals, maintained by NPARC. There are also basketball courts located in New Mapoon, Bamaga and Injinoo, and a public pool and Gymnasium in Bamaga.

NPARC community facilities such as the Bamaga Pool, Community Halls and Ovals, as well as sound equipment, chairs and tables can be hired out for functions, meetings, events, and other activities. Please contact New Mapoon Events team on 0740486600. 

Please click on  Sport & Recreation Plan Facilities Summary and Sport & Recreation Facilities Plan for information about the future plans for the community. 

AFL closing ceremony



Football is a very popular pastime in the NPA, especially rugby, though recently many players have begun to play AFL as well. Sporting ovals can be found in each of the communities. The most Northern Queensland AFL field is found in New Mapoon.
The NPARC Events team and volunteers organises regular sporting matches that run year-long football matches based at the Bamaga Yusia Oval, including the once a year special Dan Ropeyarn NPA Cup Carnival.

Bamaga Pool

Bamaga Swimming Pool provides a safe and relaxing alternative to escape the heat.

The Pool is available for private bookings/hire on Saturday mornings from 10am – 2pm.


Pool Operation Hours      
Monday 6.00 am - 7.00 am 8.00 am - 12.30 pm 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 6.00 am - 7.00 am 8.00 am - 12.30 pm 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Wednesday 6.00 am - 7.00 am 8.00 am - 12.30 pm 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Thursday 6.00 am - 7.00 am 8.00 am - 12.30 pm 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Friday 6.00 am - 7.00 am 8.00 am - 3.00 pm  
Saturday      2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Sunday Closed  Closed Closed
 Gym Equipment

Bamaga Gym - 16 November 2020 - Update

NPARC operates a local Gym managed by experienced trainer.. 

The gym is in the process of updating program times including Boxercise, HIIT and classes for the Total Beginner and will be released soon. 

Last year the Gym introduced a small supplement range and now has protein powders, pre workouts, BCAA’s and protein bars for sale.

For further information contact the Gym on (07) 4090 4131.

Hunters Fitness Centre and Gym Opening Hours - 

Opening Hours      
Monday 5.00 am - 8.00 am   4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Tuesday 5.00 am - 8.00 am   4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Wednesday 5.00 am - 8.00 am   4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Thursday 5.00 am - 8.00 am   4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Friday 5.00 am - 8.00 am   4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Saturday/Sunday Closed Closed Closed 



Seisia Wharf

The Seisia Wharf is a popular spot to go fishing. The Wharf offers beautiful sunsets and views of small islands across the water. It's strongly advised you do not swim here, as there are many crocodiles, sharks and stingrays in the water. Seaswift uses the Wharf to deliver NPA’s businesses and residents mail, ordered items, groceries etc. Peddells Ferry Services also uses the Wharf as a Departure and Arrival base for the Ferry to and from Thursday Island. For Ferry prices and/or the Ferry Timetable. Search http://peddellsferry.com.au or call (07) 4069 1551


New Mapoon All Abilities Playground

The Community Development Employment program constructed an All Abilities Playground in the heart of New Mapoon. The playground officially opened in 2011. Artworks, mosaics and gardens have been installed in the playground area. The artwork tell the tales of Local dreaming stories, family totems and unity.


Community Halls

Each community has access to a large community hall that can be used for indoor sporting games, church groups, community meetings or functions.