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Tourism information for Townsville

With its miles of pristine palm tree lined beaches, rainforest backdrop and vibrant city life buzz, Townsville is a holiday destination loaded with it all. From family attractions, honeymooner’s delights, first class business facilities and a paradise boasting one of the best islands along the Queensland coastline, Magnetic Island, Townsville is a vacation location not to be missed. Spend a few days enjoying the Townsville accommodation and seeing the sights, experiencing the delights and really taking in the eclectic mix of its many famous attractions from its beaches to reef gardens, rainforests to the perks of city living.

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Take in the view from the top of Castle Hill, day trip over to Magnetic Island, explore the heart of the city with its many treats and secretes and soak up the vibrant yet laidback lifestyle that Townsville has maintained and attained over the years, even as it grows with the times. There is something for everyone in Townsville, from the old to the new, you can experience a touch of history or indulge in the modern era! There are museums such as the National Trust Heritage Centre and the Maritime Museum, the Royal Air force Museum and the Townsville Museums showcasing the special points in time that have made this city into what it is today. Browse through the galleries, wander through the parks and gardens, enjoy the famous Strand down by the foreshore or take the kids to the Aquarium for the day.

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From Flinders Street to Palmer Street, Gregory Street to Cannon Park, there are some fantastic precincts around Townsville showcasing some superb cuisines, both Australian and international. Waterfront dining, fine dining restaurants, al fresco cafes, a buzzing nightlife and cosy little bars and lounge areas create the perfect atmosphere for a great night out on the town. During the day you might be interesting in climbing Castle Hill where you will find numerous walking tracks to set out on, there are water sports down by The Strand for all ages to get involved in and the first class water park where many hours can be spent is great for the kids and the big kids too.

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In and around Townsville you can arrange to stay in a variety of accommodation places from budget through to luxury. Hotels, self contained apartments, quality resorts, fantastic luxury accommodation, waterfront accommodation, caravan parks and bed and breakfasts can be book all depending on what you are after for you trip to Townsville. See what tours and cruises you can book onto, fish the open waters, cruise around Magnetic Island to do some sightseeing for the day, join a sunset tour for a romantic way to cap off a day in Townsville, dive upon the Great Barrier Reef or have a punt at the grand Casino.

Townsville can be your stopping point to Magnetic Island or your place of destination to base yourself to not only explore the treasures that dot the coastline but also to experience the wide open spaces of the stunningly beautiful Australian Outback. Come and discover what awaits you in Townsville and have a holiday jam packed full of fun and entertainment, you will never want it to end!































Important Townsville Travel Information:   » Townsville City Council   » Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority