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Townsville Tropical Tours

Townsville Tropical Tours conduct fully interpreted, personalised four wheel drive adventures, eco tours and historic tours to some of Townsville and North Queensland’s most magnificent natural destinations and historic sites. Equipped with extensive local knowledge, the expert guides assist you to discover the rich, contrasting beauty of this region’s vast natural environment and fascinating history.

Townsville Tropical Tours specialise in one and two day tours of the Townsville region as well as extended tours to the best locations throughout North Queensland. At Townsville Tropical Tours the focus is on the unique natural environment and the flora and fauna of the region, which includes the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, tropical savanna woodlands, the dry and rugged outback and majestic waterfalls. The most popular tours are the Tropical Rainforest Tour and the Outback and Rainforest Tour.

Townsville Tropical Tours also conduct full day tours to the historic gold rush city of Charters Towers. The city boasts a wealth of historic buildings, fascinating stories and characters.

Another popular tour is the two and a half hour Townsville City Sights Tour featuring Castle Hill, the Strand and historic buildings.

Your enquiries are most welcome.

Touring Options

Tropical Rainforest Tour

On this fully interpreted tour of the World Heritage Listed Rainforest of the Paluma Range National Park and adjacent eucalypt woodland you will experience cool crisp mountain air, learn about ancient trees and plants, view native wildlife in diverse and dramatic landscapes and swim in a cascading waterfall. Tour includes pick-up and return to your accommodation, morning tea and delicious lunch at the Ivy Cottage Tearooms. Minimum two people and a maximum of 13 per tour.

City Sights Tour

Enjoy a fully-interpreted two and a half hour tour of Townsville featuring their fascinating pioneer past, the war years and fine examples of early colonial architecture with their expert guides. View Heritage Queenslanders, workers cottages and modern homes of the wealthy along with Castle Hill, The Strand, Historic Flinders St East, Jezzine Barracks, Anzac Park, South Townsville and the Port. This tour is unbeatable value. Tour includes pick-up and return to your accommodation in the Central Business District, Bowen Road and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Minimum two people and a maximum of 13 people per tour.

Historic Charters Towers

At Christmas time in 1871 the aboriginal lad Jupiter Mosman picked up a shining nugget that sparked off the greatest gold rush ever seen in North Queensland. Visit the historic gold rush city of Charter Towers. You’ll see the site where gold was discovered, the Venus Battery gold crushing plant, the old Stock Exchange and Towers Hill. The city boasts a wealth of historic buildings, fascinating stories and characters. Tour includes pick-up and return to your accommodation, morning tea and delicious lunch at Henry’s Restaurant. Minimum two people and a maximum of 13 people per tour.

Outback and Rainforest Tour

Experience the contrast between the dry rugged outback and the lush World Heritage Listed Rainforest of the Paluma Range National park in this fully interpreted four wheel drive adventure. Drive across the Desert Uplands and visit the mountaintop village of Paluma with its cool mountain air, lush tropical rainforest and cascading waterfalls. Tour includes pick-up and return to your accommodation, morning tea and delicious lunch at Hidden Valley Cabins. Minimum two people and a maximum of seven people per tour.

Activites and Experiences at Townsville Tropical Tours

  • Birdwatching
  • Flora Tour includes viewing of native flora.
  • Swimming Guests may swim in a rainforest waterfall pool.
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking Tours include some walking.
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Public Transport
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • Beach
  • City
  • Educational
  • Environmental The tours relate to the natural environment.
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and fauna are viewed in their natural environment.
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Mountain
  • National Park
  • Rainforest
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wilderness Tours visit wilderness areas.
  • Wildflower Wildflowers can be seen while of the tours.
  • Wildlife Wildlife is often seen on these tours.
  • World Heritage Tours visit World Heritage rainforest and areas.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Adult Getaway
  • Empty Nesters
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Townsville Enterprises
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning Tour vehicle is air-conditioned.
  • Commentary Descriptive information is provided during the tour.
  • Drop off Clients are returned to their home, hotel or motel upon completion of the tour.
  • Host/Hostess A host is available on the tour.
  • Meal Morning tea and lunch are provided on the day tour. On the extended tour, dinner is also provided.
  • Meet & Greet Welcoming service on pick-up.
  • Pickup Clients are picked up from their home, hotel or motel.
  • Resource Material Reference books, maps and binoculars are available for use.
  • Seat belts Seat belts are fitted in the tour vehicle.
  • Toilet Toilets are available en route.
  • Walk Some walking involved in tours.

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