The largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, Townsville is a coastal city along the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. A tropical escape with beautiful, lush National Parks including the idyllic Magnetic Island, this popular city is around 1,350-kilometres north of Brisbane and 350-kilometres south of Cairns. Enjoy delicious dining options along Palmer Street in South Townsville, Flinders Street and along The Strand. With a thriving cultural scene, this multicultural city is home to a wonderful indigenous culture, music, theatre and festivals.
An incredible North Queensland destination, Townsville is a vibrant city with federation architecture and centuries-old hinterland, mixed with a new wave of urban street art, laneway bars and boutique shopping. A sunny gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, explore the surrounding island reefs and enjoy exciting water-sports both from the ocean sores and the banks of the Ross River. Wander The Strand, a sprawling beach promenade, or get active inland in the outback. Hike Australia’s tallest Hill, Castle Hill or stay on flat ground strolling through Anderson Park or Queens Gardens botanic gardens. With gorgeous beaches along the Townsville coast, make a splash at Balgal, Bushland and Tumulla beaches or simply chill out with tranquil experiences either under palm trees, or in the caring hands of day spa therapists.
Off Townsville’s shores lies idyllic Magnetic Island, made up of 23 stunning bays and beaches. Here, you can get up-close-and-personal with a koala, hike through lush forest, jet-ski across turquoise ocean waters or simply relax under the sweeping palms. Go horse-riding on the beach at Horseshoe Bay, relax at Nellie Bay, or do what the name describes at Picnic Bay. Indulge in the local coffee and foodie scene, from local surf clubs and ice-creams in the sun to world-class dining venues with fresh, local produce. Take in the magnificent scenery from the beautiful beaches to the hinterland, full of life and wonder. Visit fascinating galleries, museums and historical military sites like the Jezzine Barracks, or explore National Parks and ranges like Mount Elliott in Bowling Green bay National Park and Mount Spec in Paluma Range National Park.
With idyllic accommodation on Magnetic Island at Peppers Blue on Blue and perfectly located accommodation at Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville, contact your My QLD Holiday Experts today or check out our hot deals, and hightail it to Townsville!