Townsville is on the doorstep of one of the world’s biggest aquariums on the Coral Reef. 1300 Smiles Stadium is home to the beloved North Queensland Cowboys, Magnetic Island is also easily accessible by ferry which only takes 20 minutes. You can either take your car or you can also go by foot to explore the island. Townsville is only a four hour drive south of Cairns and two hours north of Airlie Beach.
Townsville has plenty of great local attractions including:
- Townsville’s Strand Waterfront
- Reef HQ Aquarium
- Museum of Tropical Queensland
- Flinders Street Mall
- Castle Hill
- Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
- Jupiter’s Townsville Casino
- Cinemas, restaurants, bars and shopping
- Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary
The Strand is Townsville’s popular waterfront tourist area, luring holidaymakers and business travellers to dine in one of the trendy cafes and restaurants lining the Strand Esplanade, or to simply relax on the grass foreshore under the palm trees eclipsing the afternoon sunset on the banks of the Coral Sea.
Whether running or driving, adventurous travellers will test their fitness levels and endurance climbing Castle Hill. Located in the centre of Townsville, Castle Hill is one of the highlights for each person visiting Townsville. Castle Hill leads to 360 degree uninterrupted views around Townsville and out across the Pacific Ocean to the Coral Sea and Magnetic Island.