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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.

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 an anniversary, Valentine's Day or any other...

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Spring in Townsville

Spring in Townsville

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a holiday to Townsville!  Here’s just a few of the great things you could do during your visit: Check out the spring arrivals at Billabong Sanctuary See your favourite Australian Animals on the shores of the Billabong....

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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 two...

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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 Street Art Walking Trail

Townsville Street Art Walking Trail

Wander the streets of Townsville and explore the fabulous street art murals with a self-guided walking tour. You’ll discover inspiring art pieces in streets, alleys and laneways by local and internationally renowned artists including ROA, HAHA, Claire Foxton, Nicky...

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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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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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Unearth Townsville’s History and Culture

Unearth Townsville’s History and Culture

Unearth the history and culture of Townsville during your next stay at sites both above and below the water! Museum of Tropical Queensland Located in the heart of Townsville, the Museum of Tropical Queensland explores life in the tropics from prehistoric times to the...

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Free Townsville Walking Trails

Free Townsville Walking Trails

Take in the sights, views, history and culture of Townsville with these great, free local walking trails. Castle Hill Walking Tracks: Castle Hill boasts a number of popular walking trails varying in distance and intensity. A walk to the top will be rewarded with...

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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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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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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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SS Yongala Wreck Dive from Townsville

SS 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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