About Townsville

Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to ignite your sense of wonder. From exploring romantic villages nestled amongst the rainforest to discovering the magic of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the awe of the Outback, Townsville North Queensland has something for everyone.

If you like to get the most from your holiday and enjoy being active while travelling, look no further than Townsville North Queensland. Take a walk-up Castle Hill and enjoy the amazing panoramic views, have a truly magical underwater encounter while diving the SS Yongala, one of the world’s best wreck dives, explore the region’s many mountain bike trails or head out and enjoy a day of water sports at Magnetic Island’s Horseshoe Bay. Walk, ride or scoot your way along The Strand or play at the waterpark with the kids.

Between waterfalls, reefs, islands, beaches and outback adventures, Townsville North Queensland is a nature lover’s paradise. Start your adventure in the heart of Townsville’s city with a stroll along The Strand, voted by TripAdvisor as one of Australia’s Top Ten Beaches.

Only 20 minutes across the water you’ll find Magnetic Island, home to Northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas living in the wild. Magnetic by name and magnetic by nature, the Island promises 23 bays and beaches to explore, stunning fringing coral reefs and is a haven for native wildlife, with two thirds of the Island classified National Park.

Are you dreaming of chasing waterfalls? Just 40 minutes north of Townsville you’ll find Paluma Range National Park. Explore waterfalls, swimming holes, rockslides and more, and keep an eye out for platypus and native birds who call this Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest home.


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5 Must Do’s while you are in Townsville

1. The Forts Walk: Combine WWII history, stunning ocean vistas and regular sightings of koalas and you’ve stumbled across Magnetic Island’s famous Forts Walk!  2. King of the Castle: Join the group of more than 2,500 people who walk, run or cycle the hill daily. Follow up the road or for the more adventurous type try one of the […]

Magnetic Island

Image Credit: Townsville Enterprise Discover the best of Magnetic Island Palm-fringed beaches, endless sunshine, koalas, hiking trails, topless barbie cars, snorkelling adventures, and the list goes on! Just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island boasts the natural beauty and serenity of an island paradise within a thriving community with more than […]

Walking Tracks in Townsville

Image Credit: Townsville Enterprise Castle Hill, a local’s guide – http://bit.ly/2n2DHix  Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville – a perfect place for visitors to orientate themselves. Castle Hill offers vehicle access as well as several popular walking tracks, which […]

Townsville: Things to do

Townsville North Queensland is a place where all of Australia’s most iconic landscapes merge. From the awe of the outback, to the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the wonder of the rainforest or enjoy endless summer days on a tropical island. Immerse yourself in unspoilt nature, uncover your very own perfect paradise in […]

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