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5 top things to do in Townsville

Townsville Queensland Australia

If you are needing a holiday or just a day or two break from the grind of daily life I can think of no place better to spend your time than the city of Townsville in the tropical region of Queensland Australia.

With a population of just over 170,000 Townsville is big enough to offer all the amenities of a city but thankfully still has a small town feel. People are still friendly and speak as you pass them on the street, and the scenery and greenery surrounds you everywhere you go.

Something for Everyone

Home of Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, Townsville is centrally located on the Great Barrier Reef and offers some of the best scuba diving in the world. It is also home of the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Billabong Animal Sanctuary, the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Castle Hill.


Magnetic Island with its colonies of Rock Wallabies and Koalas is just a short ferry ride away and offers some of the finest dining in the area to go along with its nature attractions. If you are up for a little stroll, the view that awaits you from the historic WWII fortification at the end of Fort Walk is one of the finest in the world.


Of course there is more than museums nature attraction awaiting you in Townsville. For the more adventures there is sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, snorkeling and just about every other water sport you can think of available for your pleasure.

A Home Away From Home

Of course while you are enjoying all that Townsville has to offer during your holiday, you are going to need a place to stay and there is no better place to put your feet up while in Townville than Mariners North Holiday Apartments, the one and only absolute oceanfront accommodation located anywhere in Townsville.

Located right on The Strand every apartment at Mariners North Holiday Apartments has an ocean view and amenities that simple have to be experienced to be appreciated. You’ll feel like you’re staying in a five star hotel but still have your fully self contained apartment where you can rest, relax and enjoy those quiet moments with family and friends.