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Townsville City, QLD

Townsville (see video below – 3:12) combines the lure of the tropics with the attractions of a major city. From diving in the Great Barrier Reef, trying your luck at the Casino, rafting white water rapids or simply lazing on golden beaches, Townsville offers the best of all worlds.

Located in North Queensland’s ‘dry tropics’, Townsville and Magnetic Island boast an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Combining this glorious sunshine with a relaxed lifestyle and a diversity of attractions, Townsville is the perfect choice for a North Queensland holiday experience.

The city and its precincts are continually evolving. Discover the latest redevelopment along Flinders Street East – a mix of funky nightclubs, bars and restaurants housed in beautiful heritage buildings.

Townsville city

Dining is a serious business in Townsville, QLD. Take a wander down Palmer Street and find restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, prepared using the freshest local seafood and produce.

The city is the perfect stepping-off point to experience the wonders of the region – the outback, rainforests, magnificent waterfalls, tropical islands and of course, the Great Barrier Reef.

Townsville’s many attractions include the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, an Australian native wildlife sanctuary, art galleries, museums, parks, restaurants and the spectacular Strand beachfront promenade.

Townsville city

The Strand is a world-class beachfront promenade custom-built for enjoyment. Along this palm tree studded stretch are bike and rollerblade paths, safe swimming beaches, pretty picnic spots, a water park and chic restaurants and bars with to-die-for water views.

Townsville is also one of Queensland’s premier event destinations, with an exciting annual line up of sporting, aquatic, historical and cultural events.

Using Townsville as a holiday base, visitors can experience the natural wonders of the diverse North Queensland region through day tours, cruises or adventure excursions – all operating out of the city.

Revel in the city life

Life in the tropics is not just about soaking up the sun and surf. Head for Townsville and you’ll discover what a true tropical destination is all about. Situated within the ‘dry tropics’, the city basks in an almost unbroken spell of warmth and sunshine. Visitors can’t help but notice the vibrancy, warmth and brightness of the city evident in the exciting array of entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, activities and attractions.

The Townsville Strand beachfront promenade fronts the city centre, and is alive with fun and activity. Lined with fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars, the Strand has recreational facilities, barbecue and picnic areas, swimming enclosures and pools, a waterpark and playgrounds for children, beautiful gardens and sweeping views of Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island.

Townsville city

After dark, partygoers head for Flinders St East, the hub of nightlife in the city. Here wine bars, nightclubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes burst with energy and life. Within a stone’s throw is Jupiters Townsville, a world-class casino and luxury hotel with fabulous restaurants and bars. The Entertainment and Convention Centre nearby also provides great entertainment options.

Palmer Street is the restaurant strip, a trendy boulevard of restaurants, cafes and hotels all offering superb outdoor al fresco dining. No matter what time of year it is, Townsville Queensland promises an exciting line-up of annual sporting events, cultural festivals, arts performances and concerts. Now that’s life in the tropics!

Nearest Airport: Townsville

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Self-Drive
  • Soft Adventure
  • Island

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Skydiving
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Rainforest
  • Science and Technology
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Game
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Diving
  • Seakayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Reef
  • Jet Boating
  • Skidooing

About Townsville City

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Townsville City Postcode: 4810
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Townsville
  • Latitude: -19.25811
  • Longitude: 146.81835
  • Elevation: 10m
  • Population: 2910
  • Median Income: $49088
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.961
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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