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Townsville, North Queensland combines sun with sand and city for a unique tropical holiday experience that you won’t forget. The Townsville region encompasses the rugged beauty of the bush, natural awe of the rainforest, and paradisiacal allure of the tropical islands scattered throughout the Great Barrier Reef, with winter days warm enough for you to explore these at anytime of the year.

Magnetic Island is a smooth 20-minute ferry trip from Townsville’s city, with a thoughtful mix of high-end development and raw beauty. Alongside the world-class harbour are impressive resorts, marina and award-winning restaurants for a little taste of luxury. Nearby, sea kayaking, scuba diving, jet skiing and other water adventures await. For nature lovers, adventure hikes and bush trails tour the undeveloped heart of the island, many secluded beaches beckon discovery and local wildlife is there for the meeting. Go to the koala village to pet a cuddly icon, listen to the native anthem of the resident birds and keep your eyes open for a wallaby.

The Strand Townsville

Townsville: Activities

  • Visit Reef HQ the largest living reef aquarium
  • Visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • Learn about local Indigenous history at the Cultural Centre
  • Visit Magentic Island and tour around in a mini moke
  • Cuddle a Koala at Billabong Sanctuary
  • Townsville: Shopping

    The shopping in Tropical North Queensland is as varied as the scenery. You’ll find everything from designer labels and international art galleries to inexpensive souvenirs and local arts and crafts. For unique gifts visit the head to Flinders Mall, the main shopping area in Townsville, to visit the Cotters Markets on Sundays, the largest in North Queensland.

    Townsville: Eating Out

    Townsville has a smorgasbord of dining delights from alfresco cafes to fining dining. There are five major dining precincts, each offering their own distinct experience.

    Townsville: Travel Tips

    Weather Guide
    Townsivlle North Queensland temperature average
    Summer 23ºC to 31ºC
    Autumn 19ºC to 30ºC
    Winter 16ºC to 27ºC
    Spring 18ºC to 30ºC

    What to bring
    Most Queenslanders dress informally, although reasonable dress standards are maintained in restaurants, hotels and bars. Lightweight clothing is suitable all year round; however bring something
    warm to slip on as the temperature drops at nightduring winter. To ensure adequate protection from the sun we suggest you bring a broad-brimmed hat,
    SPF 30+ sunscreen, sunglasses and a long sleeved shirt with a collar.

    Beach Safety
    Queensland has some of the world’s best beaches, however care and caution should be exercised at all times. Please remember to swim between the red
    and yellow flags and listen to instructions from lifesavers and lifeguards.

    Marine Stingers
    Marine Stingers are present in coastal waters from October to June, so please heed warning signs and instructions. Many beaches have netted enclosures
    for safe swimming. The good news is that stingers do not inhabit the Outer Reef, so make sure you take the opportunity to experience one of the
    world’s great wonders!

    Townsville Map

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