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!

Things to do

  • The Whales are Back!

    Every year more than 22,000 whales sail past the Queensland Coast on the longest migration on the planet! This is a once (or more) in a lifetime experience you simply have to see for yourself.

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  • Stay Bio-Alert on Your Next Trip

    Biosecurity is not just an international threat, it’s a domestic problem too.  Pests, diseases and weeds can travel with you as you visit other regions and wreak havoc on our environment.

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  • 5 Top Outback Queensland National Parks

    Visiting one of Queensland’s National Parks is top of many Australian’s bucket lists. If this is one of yours, why not check out 5 amazing parks that will leave you breathless.

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  • Your opportunity to view the Coral Spawning

    If you’re travelling along Queensland’s beautiful coastline during October, November or December, you can witness a spectacular natural phenomenon that only occurs at this time of year – Coral Reef Spawning.

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  • Drive the Great Green Way

    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.

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  • Discover the ghosts of gold in outback North Queensland

    About an hour and a half inland from Townsville, is what was once the second largest city in Queensland at the height of the gold rush, Charters Towers.

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Places to stay

Groper Creek Caravan Park

Hinkson Esplanade, Groper Creek

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Home Hill Caravan Park

Cnr Eleventh Avenue & Eighth Street, Home Hill

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