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Townsville combines the lure and easygoing lifestyle of the tropics with the attractions of a major city. The perfect holiday base from which to experience the wonders of the region – the outback, rainforests, magnificent waterfalls, and tropical islands like Magnetic Island and of course, the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Townsville’s many attractions include the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, casino, entertainment & convention centre, beaches, museum, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Try Palmer St for dining or Flinders St East for nightlife. Townsville is one of Queensland’s premier event destinations, with an exciting annual line up of sporting, aquatic, historical and cultural events.

 

The focal point of Townsville is the Strand on the beachfront. Walking, jogging, biking is made easy along the pathways. Enjoy the fresh water swimming pools, children’s water park, playgrounds, basketball court, amphitheatre and permanent artwork. Views from Castle Hill are also a must see.

 

The Great Barrier Reef is world heritage listed and Townsville is the best place to access it. Day trips with options of snorkeling, diving & using the glass bottom boat, as well as specialist scuba dives and environmental expeditions, are all available from Townsville. The world famous Yongala shipwreck is well worth a visit. The Reef’s inshore waters also produce a multitude of different sport fish.

 

No need to worry about sunshine, Located in North Queensland’s ‘dry tropics’, Townsville and Magnetic Island boast an average of 320 days of sunshine each year and temperatures of 23-31°C in summer and 13-26°C in winter.

Townsville to Magnetic Island Return Ferry Transfer

Townsville to Magnetic Island Return Ferry Transfer

When you're visiting Townsville a trip over to Magnetic Island for the day is a must!  Book a return ticket on the Magnetic Island ferries aboard a high-speed catamaran. The trip takes just 20 minutes and there are 18 services per day. There's so much to do and see...

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Yongala Wreck Dive from Townsville

Yongala Wreck Dive from Townsville

If you are a keen scuba diver then you must experience the SS Yongala shipwreck off Townsville.  Considered one of the world’s top 10 wreck dives this is a ‘must do’ for scuba diving enthusiasts when you visit Townsville. SS Yongala is located in the centre of the...

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5 Romantic Things to Do in Townsville

5 Romantic Things to Do in Townsville

Why not book a stay with us at Mariner’s North Holiday Apartments and treat your loved one to a special romantic weekend away? With so much to see and do in Townsville we’ve put together our top five romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or any other...

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TOP 9 THINGS FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE

TOP 9 THINGS FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE

With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, it always feels like summer in Townsville and this makes it the perfect place to enjoy a break with the family or friends. There’s so much to see and do you’ll be spoilt for choice. Choose from laid-back activities to...

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TOWNSVILLE BEACH & WATER ACTIVITIES

TOWNSVILLE BEACH & WATER ACTIVITIES

So what to do? Enjoy the beaches and range of water activities of course.  Here are a few that you might like to put on your ‘simply must try’ list. Enjoy Townsville’s Beaches Townsville’s beaches are mostly to the north of the city or on Magnetic Island (25 minutes...

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VISITING TOWNSVILLE – THINGS TO DO

VISITING TOWNSVILLE – THINGS TO DO

With Queensland open to Queenslanders, and a border opening looking promising for July, now is the perfect time to plan a school holiday getaway or weekend away to Mariners North Townsville and enjoy a tropical break. However, many of you may be wondering what’s open...

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Townsville Scenic Helicopter Flights

Townsville Scenic Helicopter Flights

Get a bird's eye view of North Queensland from its beaches, rivers and mountains, to the beautiful city of Townsville or across to Magnetic Island on a scenic helicopter flight. Don't forget to take your camera! Depending on your time and budget there are a variety of...

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CITY LANE EAT STREET

CITY LANE EAT STREET

Tucked away in a laneway just a few minutes’ walk from the Mariners North Holiday Apartments is City Lane, Townsville’s answer to the eat street laneways made famous in New York and Melbourne. The funky City Lane exudes a ultra-cool laneway charm with it’s diverse...

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10 BEST RESTAURANTS IN TOWNSVILLE

10 BEST RESTAURANTS IN TOWNSVILLE

With the holiday season fast approaching there is nothing better than being on holiday and enjoying a relaxed sumptuous lunch or dinner.  Townsville boasts an impressive selection of fantastic restaurants. There’s plenty to choose from, varying from waterfront casual...

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