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Things to do in Townsville

Townsville

Townsville: Where tropical meets rugged landscapes

Surrounded by breathtaking views and unspoilt wilderness, Townsville and its islands are unique in their rugged environment.

Located in far north Queensland, Townsville is a bustling city in the tropics with rainforests, beaches and a vibrant atmosphere. Magnetic Island is the perfect place to dive into the Great Barrier Reef, while just north of the city you can hike through the stunning Paluma range national park, dotted with picturesque waterfalls.

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TOWNSVILLE MUST DO'S

An abundance of raw nature and adventure activities are available when you visit Townsville. Here are our top experiences and tours:

Magnetic Island

1. STAY THE NIGHT ON MAGGIE ISLAND

Hop on the ferry to nearby Magnetic Island, a tropical yet rocky paradise ringed with secluded beaches, sparkling clear waters, and full of wildlife.

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2. CHECK OUT THE STRAND

Take a leisurely stroll around the Strand promenade or go for a dip in the cool and sheltered rock pool.

Castle Hill, Townsville

3. CLIMB CASTLE HILL

Falling just a few metres short of being classified a mountain, Castle Hill is a giant pink granite monolith in the centre of Townsville. For spectacular scenic views of the city and bay, you need to climb 'The Hill'.

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4. THE THORSBORNE TRAIL

Challenge yourself when you walk the amazing Thorsborne trail on Hinchinbrook island as you trek from cloud capped mountains through rush rainforest and swamps, to pristine beaches.

TOWNSVILLE WEATHER

Dec-Feb 24C - 31C, av rain 238mm, March-May 20C - 29C av rain 8mm, June-Aug 14C - 25C av rain 16mm, Sept-Nov 20C - 29C av rain 31mm