Townsville North Queensland, Alive with curiosity


Welcome to Townsville North Queensland – a holiday makers smorgasbord of eclectic activities and attractions. Spoil yourself with the choice of reef, islands, outback and rainforest, all within a short drive of the CBD. 

Getting to Townsville is easy with over 200 direct flights into the city every week. Townsville Airport is serviced by a number of major airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Regional Express, Airnorth, Jetgo and Alliance. Start planning your escape today.


Magnetic by name and magnetic by nature – this island paradise draws visitors to its shores with the promise of koalas in the wild, stunning hiking trails and pristine palm-fringed beaches. With its own postcode in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island is Townsville’s most accessible island, a 20 minute ferry ride from the mainland.


Visit Townsville’s answer to Fern Gully, Paluma Range National Park, a quaint rainforest village only 90 minutes north of Townsville. It’s filled with hinterland boutiques and cafes, to visit after cooling off in Little Crystal Creek by the historic stone bridge and walking through the Wet Tropics Heritage-Listed rainforest. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for platypus and native birds who call the rainforest home.


Townsville North Queensland hosts an impressive line-up of events all year-round. Check out these highlights or discover more events here.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music
29 July – 6 August 2016

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival
7 August 2016

T150 Defence Force Air Show
15 October 2016

Da Vinci Machines
12 November 2016 – 12 February 2017


From budget motels to deluxe resorts and family-friendly apartments, there is something for every type of traveller. Much of Townsville’s city accommodation is located within short walking distance of The Strand, key dining precincts and Townsville’s ever expanding CBD and nightlife.

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