Townsville / North Qld
Set your own pace and your own itinerary…
North Queensland has come of age as the new 'hot spot' for holidaying in the tropics! This progressive, modern and vibrant region is bursting with holiday ideas and experiences.
North Queensland is perfect for those travelling with a caravan, campervan or motor home. There is simply so much to explore and with your own transport, you can take your time… set your own pace… and your own itinerary.
Whether you want to get away from it all - or get right into it - now is the time to see what everyone is talking about!
Whether it's the café scene, arts and culture, entertainment or retail therapy you are looking for, the Townsville inner city offers something special, for everyone.
When in Townsville the Strand is a must… 2.5km stretch of stunning inner city beachfront lined with restaurants, cafes, recreational facilities, parks, playgrounds, swimming enclosures, picnic and bbq areas.
The city of Thuringowa lies adjacent to Townsville city, and although the urban sprawl makes the two blend seamlessly into one, the visitor experience is quite different.
Magnetic Island is an essential element of the North Queensland holiday experience. This world-heritage listed island is only 8km from the Townsville city centre. It takes 25 minutes by ferry or 45 minutes by car ferry to reach this island paradise. "Maggie", as locals affectionately know it, is a colourful and eclectic island where you can retreat and relax, or join in the island's village life. From Picnic Bay through to Horseshoe Bay, the experience is friendly and delightfully tropical….island life in the tropics!
The agriculture-based Burdekin region offers the very best in country lifestyle and hospitality - and is located only an hour's drive south of the city of Townsville.
As one of the largest sugar producing regions in Australia, the Burdekin is centred on the towns of Ayr and Home Hill and offers everything from impressive shopping and entertainment to great fishing, birdlife and wetlands!
Discover the ghosts of gold in outback North Queensland.
Once the second largest city in Queensland at the height of the gold rush, Charters Towers is now renowned for its historic character and for its collection of beautifully-preserved 19th and early 20th century buildings and streetscapes.
There is so much to see, do and learn about in Charters Towers - a town of ghosts and gold…
For a self-drive holiday experience with a difference, head north from the city of Townsville along the "Great Green Way" - the coastal stretch from Townsville to Cairns.
This scenic area is filled with diverse natural environments including two world heritage areas - the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, which encompasses a number of islands and waterfalls.
Travelling along the Great Green Way is the perfect opportunity to experience coastal North Queensland!
Useful Contacts & Things to See & Do
Charters Towers Visitors Information Centre
Ph: 07 4761 5533 W: www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au
All the information you’ll need to make your visit to this historical city and area more pleasurable including Ghosts of Gold Heritage Trail, Venus Gold Battery, gold panning & guided walking, bus & wagon tours.
Ph: 07 4776 4792 W: www.tyto.com.au
Tyto is the ecelectic, the unexpected; where the discovery of art, culture, nature and knowledge unfolds. It is a place of inspiration that plays host to a fusion of events, activities, workshops and tours. A perfect place to while away an hour or a day in the heart of Hinchinbrook.