Stroll around Townsville’s charming centre and discover an endless collection of aesthetic delights - admire plenty of 19th-century architecture; wander along Ross Creek, which runs through the city’s centre; or hike to the summit of Castle Hill’s vibrant red peak for spectacular views.
This is a bustling, lively place that benefits from a thriving café culture, with a plethora of inviting eateries, fascinating galleries and characterful boutiques to explore. To get the best of the city’s atmosphere, take a leisurely walk along The Strand; here over two km of the waterfront is lined with parkway, and as you wander you’ll pass countless cafés and restaurants perfect for a refreshment break.
A fascinating attraction here is Reef HQ – the world’s largest living coral aquarium. For retail therapy, you can’t go wrong with a perusal of Flinders Street or Palmer Street, while those accompanied by little ones can spend an afternoon at the free water adventure park located on The Strand. With so much to do, this is an ideal stop on a tailor-made Australia itinerary, either as a stop on a multi-centre trip or as a destination in its own right.
Townsville is conveniently located for discovering a variety of northern Queensland’s highlights. To the north, Cairns can be reached in under five hours by road. Even closer, Magnetic Island is less than half an hour by ferry. This is the only one of the Great Barrier Reef islands to have its own postcode and is almost 70% National Park. Birders will find plenty to spot here, and other wildlife residents on the island includes koalas, possums and wallabies.
Our Travel Specialists can add Townsville to your tailor-made Australia holiday itinerary.