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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.

TOP 9 THINGS FOR FAMILIES TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE

TOP 9 THINGS FOR FAMILIES 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. There’s so much to see and do you’ll be spoilt for choice. Choose from laid-back activities to wildlife...

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Chasing Waterfalls in North Queensland

Chasing Waterfalls in North Queensland

There’s something truly majestic about watching water cascading from a rocky ledge, and Townsville’s surrounding regions offer some amazing waterfalls to check out!  Including Australia’s highest permanent single drop waterfall! Wallaman Falls Yep, we’re starting with...

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Day Trip to Charters Towers from Townsville

Day Trip to Charters Towers from Townsville

While Townsville is an incredible destination in itself with plenty of amazing things to see and do right here, it’s also the gateway to the Outback and a great opportunity to soak up some authentic country charm.  One of the country towns that’s rich in history is...

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Discover Townsville’s Local Markets

Discover Townsville’s Local Markets

Cotters Market Townsville’s most iconic farmers markets is open every Sunday from 8am to 1pm at 334 Flinders Street Townsville. Spend your Sunday morning soaking up the relaxed market vibes while you peruse over 150  stalls filled with fresh fruit and veg, locally...

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Explore the Magnetic Island Snorkel Trails

Explore the Magnetic Island Snorkel Trails

Did you know that Magnetic Island offers two great snorkel trails? These awesome underwater trails are marked by surface floats with handles, with special points of interest so you can learn about a variety of fish species  as well as historic ship wreck sites! The...

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Best Townsville picnic spots

Best Townsville picnic spots

With an average of 320 days of sunshine in Townsville and our region boasting over 300 parks and open space areas, it’s the perfect location for enjoying an outdoor picnic! Here’s just a few of our favourite local picnic spots for you to enjoy. Strand Water Park <5...

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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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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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