Townsville combines the lure of the tropics with the attractions of a major city. From diving in the Great Barrier Reef, trying your luck at the Casino, rafting white water rapids or simply lazing on golden beaches, Townsville offers the best of all worlds.
Located in North Queensland's 'dry tropics', Townsville and Magnetic Island boast an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. The city is the perfect stepping-off point to experience the wonders of the region - the outback, rainforests, magnificent waterfalls, tropical islands and of course, the Great Barrier Reef.
Townsville's many attractions include reefHQ - the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, Billabong Sanctuary - an Australian native wildlife sanctuary, Jupiters casino, the Museum of Tropical Queensland with the interactive displays of the HMS Pandora, the spectacular Strand beachfront promenade, art galleries, museums, parks and restaurants.
Townsville is also one of Queensland's premier event destinations, with an exciting annual line up of sporting, aquatic, historical and cultural events.
In the Directory
- Reef HQ tunnel - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- Scuba diving lessons on the Reef - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
- View from Cast Hill - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Nearest Airport: Townsville