06 May Family Friendly Townsville Attractions
With the Winter School Holidays coming up next month, Townsville is a great choice for your next family holiday. 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.
Here’s some of the best family friendly things to do in Townsville during your stay:
1. Cuddle a Koala at Billabong Sanctuary
Take the family for a fun day out at Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience during your holiday in Townsville. Visitors to the wildlife park will get to meet their favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bush setting, located on the shores of the billabong. Billabong Sanctuary is one of the few places in the world where you can hold a koala!
Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience is located approximately a 20 minute drive from Townsville. Admission is $38 Adults & $25 Children (4-16 years).
The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day. For more information please visit Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience.
2. Go Under The Sea at Reef HQ Aquarium
Discover the amazing marine life of the Great Barrier Reef! Reef HQ showcases the best of the stunning Great Barrier Reef without getting wet. It’s an award-winning facility that is renowned for its amazing, organic displays of marine life as well as its conservation efforts.
Come along and experience the massive 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibit which blends the various corals and creatures of the reef together in a single, massive viewing area. Home to the likes of hammerheads, rays, massive groupers and thousands of vibrant fish of all shapes and sizes.
Reef HQ is located in right in the centre of Townsville at 2-68 Flinders Street.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 9.30am to 5pm.
Admission to Reef HQ is: $28 Adult & $14 Children
3. Explore the Beachfront along The Strand
The Strand is the focal point of Townsville idyllically located on the beachfront. It’s a 2.2km world-class beachfront promenade custom-built for enjoyment. Along this palm tree studded stretch are bike and walkway paths, safe swimming beaches, pretty picnic spots, a water park and chic restaurants and bars with stunning water views.
You can enjoy the free family fun of the water park, fish off the pier, choose to get active with a jog, or simply laze on Australia’s Cleanest Beach and enjoy the million dollar views to Magnetic Island.
A short walk along the waterfront will get you to The Strand Rock Pool and Water Park, where the kids can take a dip and play for hours.
4. Take a Day Trip Over to Magnetic Island
See Koalas in the wild, swim or snorkel in secluded little bays, take a hike, observe the rock wallabies at Geoffrey Bay, Do the Forts Walk, visit Bungalow Bay Koala Village, take a guided tour of the island or go out on a Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel cruise. Magnetic Island is a natural wonderland with beautiful scenery and native flora and fauna.
Day trips available are:
- Coastal Discovery – Discover the great wildlife, beaches and landscapes of Magnetic Island on an amazing boat tour. From $139 per person.
- Ferry and Bus – Enjoy the highlights of Magnetic Island by bus. From $39 per person.
- Ferry and Car – Discover the stunning wildlife, beaches and landscapes of Magnetic Island by car. From $129 per two people.
- Tropic Highlights -Two days of the very best of Townsville and Magnetic Island. From $108 per person.
- Wildlife Day Tripper – Explore the beauty this Island has to offer. From $67 per person.
For bookings and more information visit Sealink Queensland
5. Chill Out at Riverway
Let the kids run wild at Riverway, located in Thuringowa Central on magnificent Ross River frontage and offering plenty of choices with two huge swimming lagoons, the Riverwalk, an Arts Centre and restaurants. You can swim, walk, run, cycle, fish, water ski, or just relax and watch the wildlife.
Take a stroll along the public art trail and appreciate some of the city’s public art. Afterwards Riverway Café is the ideal venue for enjoying a coffee or dining on a scrumptious lunch amid the hive of activity that happens at Riverway during the day.
Additionally every month you can bring the family and enjoy free blockbusters on the big screen and have an entertaining evening under the stars at Riverway!
There’s plenty of family friendly entertainment and things to do and see in Townsville. Mariners North Holiday Apartments are the perfect family accommodation for your next Townsville Holiday. Select from two or three bedroom spacious and fully appointed apartments with amazing waterfront views. BOOK NOW