Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Townsville is a popular holiday destination for all different types of people. With plenty of things to see and do, there really is something to suit everyone, and the relaxing, chilled-out vibe is sure to make you feel instantly at ease. Whether you’re traveling on your own, with your loved one, as a family, or as a group of friends, you’re almost certain to fall in love with the atmosphere and delights of Townsville. A variety of Townsville accommodation is available to make your stay absolutely perfect.
A number of different Aboriginal groups lived in the area before it became populated by Europeans. A man was famously shipwrecked in Townsville and spent many years living with a local tribe before he was found.
Things to do
Townsville is close to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the beautiful Magnetic Island. Trips to both are very popular, as are adventures in the Outback. There are loads of attractions nearby, including Lake Ross and its many birds, the man-made Lake Paluma, Rollingstone Park, Bluewater Park, and Big Crystal Creek and Little Crystal Creek, both of which are great for swimming in clear waters, admiring lovely views, and enjoying a BBQ,. The beaches are ideal for long, lazy days of sunbathing, as well as swimming in the ocean. Some of the best beaches include the quiet Toolakea Beach, the popular and long Saunders Beach, the isolated and beautiful Toomulla Beach, and Balgal Beach, which is great for excellent fishing. Dive to the exciting Yongala Wreck and see the many creatures that now call the forlorn vessel home. There are several museums in Townsville, including the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Townsville Museum and Historical Society, air force and army museums, and the Maritime Museum. There is certainly enough to pique all interests!
Shopping and dining
There is a relaxed dining scene in Townsville, and you’ll feel equally at home in an upmarket restaurant or cooking up your own casual BBQ. You can buy all basic provisions with ease. There are loads of malls to keep shopping enthusiasts happy, and the local markets are great for browsing as well as bagging a bargain or two.
Getting here and around
We have heaps of Townsville hotels so have a little look. There are direct flights to Townsville
from various different domestic cities too … so live every lastminute with us in Townsville.