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Townsville is a city of approximately 180.000 citizens on the north-east coast of Australia. The city combines a taste of reef, outback, rainforest, beautiful beaches and all the facilities a big city can offer. This holiday destination is suitable for relaxing or action holidays, whether you plan to go with friends or family. Take part in all the venues being held in the city during the week and explore the beautiful destinations Queensland has to offer to the travellers. Townsville is characterised as a tropical savanna climate,and it would be most reccomenended to travel to Townsville during the summer months, when the temparature does not get really high. When travelling there,be also ready for the famous tropical cuclones that take place moslty from November to May. In any case, Townsville can offer visitors all kinds of activities and options,making it the ideal travel destination.


5 Attractions of Townsville

-The Strand is a part of Townsville city, located next to the beach. From this part of the city you have the opportunity to see the port of the town and the Magnetic Island as well. The ideal place to go swimming to the beach or to one of the swimming pools being there, while children are enjoying the various playgrounds in the area. A lot of events are held in Strand. Nighmarkets is one of the most popular activities being held almost every Friday.

-One of the most breathtaking destinations in Townsville is Riverway. Riverway is a commercial, cultural, sports and leisure centre. So,if you wish to spent a creative afternoon doing something that cheers you up, Riverway is the place you should choose!

-Prepare a picnic basket and get ready to enjoy a day in Paluma, in the north of Townsville. Paluma is characterised by big rainforest with a wide variety of wildlife and birdlife. When being there do not forget to visit Little Crystal Creek or Big Crystal Creek where you can swim, camp or just bushwalk.

-One of the largest living coral reef aquarium is located in Townsville. Reef HQ hosts 130 coral species and 120 fish species,as well as hundreds of sea stars,sea urchins,sea cucumbers, brittle stars, feather stars, snails,worms and sponges.

-Devote some hours of your days to visit the Museum of tropical Queensland. It is a museum of natural history,archaeology and history. You can combine your visit to the Museum of Tropical Queensland with the visit at the aquarium as they are hosted in the same complex.


10 travel tips for Townsville

-If you are travelling to Townsville in July, you should definitely book your tickets in advance for the Australian Festival of Chamber music.

-Whether you are a fan of art or not,you should have a look at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.Most of the art pieces are inspired by North Queensland and the Tropics.

-For technology fans,there are quite a few events related to Advanced Computer Knowledge organised each month by The North Queensland Australian Computer Society.

-Enjoy your meal with traditional and other international dishes in one of the restaurants that are found on Palmer Street in South Townsville.

-Grab the opportunity for Coral Sea Kayaking and enjoy half a day or one day trip visit at Dunk Island or just paddle along the tropical coastline.

-Buy tickets for Sunday’s Rugby game. You will feel like at home going to the Dairy Farmers Stadium and support the National Rugby league Team with another 20.000 locals.

-Walk to the Castle Hill the red rock monolith, and enjoy the panoramic view and a piece of military history.


Districts of Townsville

MAGNETIC ISLAND: Located about 8km off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is the ultimate destination you need to visit when travelling to Townsville. There are plenty of activities offered to the visitors apart from lying on the beautiful beach. You can pick the most enjoyable for you,choosing between fishing, reef trips, diving, or sea kayaking. You can also book the guided tour of the island and enjoy the full moon parties being held during the night on the beach.

HINSHINBROOK: Hinshinbrook could be characterised by tropical rainforest, eco-adventures, cultural heritage and beautiful beaches. All these,makes it a must destination when travelling to Townsville. Enjoy the spectacular Wallaman Falls,one of the highest waterfall in Australia and go to Forrest Beach for swimming with a amazing view across Orpheus Island.

RAVENSWOOD: Anyone being to Townsville will recommend you to visit Ravenswood. It is a small district a few kilometres away from the centre of Townsville and is really worth spending some hours there. Walking on the main street you will feel like acting in a movie with all these old beautiful buildings. It will not be too difficult to guide yourself through the city and have a look at all the quaint buildings existing there.


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