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Townsville Attractions

Reef HQ: step inside the Underwater Discovery Tunnel and immerse yourself in a 3.25 million litre world of living and breathing coral, home to thousands of incredible reef creatures. For a video tour click here.

Museum of Tropical Queensland: At the top of the main staircase, you will find the Great Gallery. This is an enormous display area featuring a real sized reconstruction of the bow of HMS Pandora.

The Strand: beachfront promenade frames the city centre, and is regarded as one of the best inner city beachfronts in Australia. The Strand is lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, recreational facilities, barbeque and picnic areas, swimming enclosures and pools, a waterpark and playgrounds for children, beautiful gardens and sweeping views of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island.

Castle Hill: take a drive up to Castle Hill for panoramic views of Townsville and Magnetic Island

Billabong Sanctuary: see native animals in their natural habitat. Wildlife talks, feeding and photo opportunities all day long. Located 17km south of Townsville.

Jupiters Casino: try your luck!

Cotters Market: for colourful local art, produce and cuisine

Magnetic Island: just 20 mintues by ferry service.

Charters Towers and Ravenswood: the old gold city of Charters Towers sits in the midst of the beauty of the Outback. It's just an easy 90 minute drive from Townsville where you step back in time into a living museum. The old time buildings, heritage pubs, shops, museums and houses provide a treasure trove of experiences.

Townsville video tour: please click here


Dive the Great Barrier Reef


Reef Fish