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Discover Townsville and the Great Barrier Reef

Adventurous travelers and nature lovers have long known that Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef sets the world standard for sparkling, pristine waters and vibrant marine life, but urban-living aficionados also find much to enchant them during a holiday trek to Townsville. The combination of world-class amenities and access to some of nature’s most stunning gifts combine to make this the destination of dreams for discriminating travelers.

Aquariums and Wildlife

As the winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration in the United States of America, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the best of its kind in more ways than one. Everyone from babes-in-arms on up will be rapt at the mystic vibrancy of of the planet’s largest living coral reef aquarium. Thematic and interactive living exhibits make this an educational experience of a lifetime.

Located along the Bruce Highway, the Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary offers guests a look at over 100 animals that are indigenous to the Australian continent. The fauna of North Queensland is particularly well-represented here on the 25 acres of bush that comprise this sanctuary. You’ll see koalas, crocodiles, pythons, and more when you visit.

Gaming, Dining, and Shopping

Fabulously situated on the Townville breakwater, Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino is where you’ll go for fine dining, extravagant entertainment options, ultimate spa treatments, world-class gaming, and superb shopping. Business travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s 11 conference centers, and those on leisure holidays will love the option of having three restaurants and five bars within easy distance of their accommodations. The casino also sports views of the Strand, Townssssville’s spectacular award-winning beachfront. Lush tropical landscaping provides the perfect accent to this oceanfront paradise.

Mariners North Holiday Apartments is the Place to Stay on the Strand

Families and other groups of people who enjoy traveling together frequently find that booking a stay in apartment-style accommodations is an excellent way to get the most from their holiday. Mariners North Holiday Apartments is a favorite because of its proximity to all things enchanting in Townsville and vicinity while offering guests the convenience of an apartment over a standard hotel room. Located on the Strand, each apartment offers an ocean view, and the Breakwater Ferry Terminal, the casino, the beach, and the Palmer Street Dining Precinct are all just an easy stroll away. The perfect choice for North Queensland family holidays, the Mariners offers two and three bedroom apartments with full kitchens, air conditioning, LCD TVs, state-of-the-art security systems and of course, that amazing view.

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