Rainy Day activities in Townsville

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28 Jun Rainy Day activities in Townsville


There’s something magical about the sound of rain on the window as the sky takes on a myriad of grey and white shades.  But what if you are on holiday in Townsville?  What do you do? Lots of fantastic things of course!

Check out these great places, which are not far from the Mariners North Holiday Apartments.

Museum of Tropical Queensland

If you love all things to do with nature and culture then this is the place for you. The Museum of Tropical Queensland’s showcases life in tropical Queensland from pre-historic through to modern times.

There is something for everyone from loads of ever-changing public events and workshops through to monthly lectures and behind-the-scenes tours. Children can experience what it is like to be in a tropical Queensland rainforest in the ‘Enchanted Forest’ exhibit. Built to look like a quandong tree it comes complete with a rope bridge and slide.

One of Townsville signature cultural institutions, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is situated on the Ross Creek.  Be sure to check out their website for a list of fun, rainy day activities. They even have free WiFi in the café and in all of their galleries!

Location: 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville

Opening hours: Daily, 9.30am-5pm

Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery

Set in a beautiful 1885 colonial building the Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery showcases local artists, and national and international touring exhibitions. The art is spread out over two floors and depending on which artists are on display can include everything from oil and watercolour paintings, pottery and ceramics to sculpture, photography and linocuts. If you time it right you may be able to take in one of the performances or talks that are held with each exhibition.

Entry to the Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery is FREE!

With an every-changing program don’t forget to check out the gallery’s website.

Location:  Corner Flinders and Denham Streets, Townsville

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm; closed public holidays

Maritime Museum of Townsville

If you are interested in life on top of the water then the Maritime Museum of Townsville is the place for you.  This small museum is a treasure-trove of artefacts, relics, displays, exhibits, photographs, model ships and other items that tell the history of everything nautical from Townsville’s and North Queensland’s maritime history.  Run by volunteers, one of the key exhibits focuses on telling the battle of the Coral Sea story, which was fought in 1942 between the Japanese and the Allied naval forces just 885kms north of Townsville.

The museum even has a full-size lighthouse from 1886, that was moved from Bay Rock on Magnetic Island.

Location: 42-68 Palmer Street, Townsville

Opening hours: Daily, 10am-3pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and NY Day)

Reef HQ Aquarium

Visit the world’s only living coral reef aquarium! Townsville’s Reef HQ is an award-winning facility that is well known for its organic displays or marine life and conservation efforts.

Visitors will experience the massive 2.5million litre coral reef exhibit that combines a variety of corals and reef creatures together in one single (but huge) viewing area. See rays, hammerheads, groupers and large schools of colourful fish.

Location: Flinders Street, just off the Strand, Townsville

Opening hours: Daily from 9:30am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day, Anzac Day, Australia Day public holiday)

With so much to see and doMariners North Holiday Apartments are the perfect accommodation for your next Townsville Holiday.
You can select from two or three bedroom spacious and fully appointed apartments with amazing waterfront views. BOOK TOWNSVILLE ACCOMMODATION NOW

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Added Value to Your Stay

  • Free wireless internet
  • Free access to Paul Davis HQ offsite Gymnasium
  • Free admission to Tobruk Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Free tennis court hire