Experience world-class nature differently in Townsville, North Queensland
Boasting more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville North Queensland is the perfect place to explore world-class nature in all Australia’s most iconic landscapes.
From the awe of the outback to the magical wonder of the Great Barrier Reef; from stunning World Heritage-listed rainforests to enjoying tropical island escapes, discover different around every turn – it’s all here in Townsville North Queensland.
After days well-spent venturing through the wilderness of our paradise, immerse in the vibrant urban scene – from award-winning dining, quirky art culture, and a world-class events line-up that will leave you wanting more!
Top 5 Must Do's in Townsville, North Queensland
Tick off your bucket list of natural wonders and discover different!
Explore one of Magnetic Island’s 23 golden beaches and bays absolutely brimming with coral and marine life. Hike some (or all) of the 26km of National Park trails. Spot one of Northern Australia’s largest colony of wild koalas – who live on the Island – along the historical and well-worn paths of the Forts Walk. Learn about this natural playground from the locals who call this place home.
Museum of Underwater Art
Dive deeper and explore the pristine underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef, giving snorkelers and divers access to some of the world’s most spectacular coral and marine life right on our doorstep. Now also home to the Southern hemisphere’s only underwater museum – the Coral Greenhouse – you’ll be inspired by the reef’s greatest stories.
Wallaman Falls & Hinchinbrook Island
Take in the southern hemisphere’s largest single-drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls. Only 2.5 hours north of Townsville and standing at 268 metres tall, the Wallaman sits pretty amongst the Heritage-listed rainforest and is a sight to behold all year round.
And if this whets your appetite for Jurassic-proportioned natural experiences, then just off the coast of Lucinda is Hinchinbrook Island. Big in every sense – the largest island on the Great Barrier Reef, the largest island National Park, and home of the world-class Thorsborne Trail.
Texas Longhorns in Outback setting
Experience a truly authentic outback encounter with Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours and Safaris, where you can meet bovine beauties - including Texan longhorns. The park’s famous stud JR, now rests in a custom-built memorial where visitors can continue to marvel at his once Guinness World Record breaking horns, measuring close to three metres from tip to tip!
World-famous shipwreck diving
The SS Yongala is a total bucket-list shipwreck, located off the coast of the Burdekin. Its historic story alone provides intrigue, iconically referred to as Townsville’s Titanic, but now - 110 years on - has become a complete reef ecosystem home to some of the reef’s biggest marine inhabitants.
Come for the event, stay for the destination!
Upcoming events worth planning your visit for:
Museum of Underwater presents ‘Ocean Sentinels – above the surface’ exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland – until 15 May
Australian Italian Festival – 4-5 June
North Australia Festival of Arts (NAFA) – 10 June – 10 July
NTI Supercars Townsville 400 – 8-10 July
Australian Festival of Chamber Music – 29 July – 7 August
Townsville Running Festival – 7 August
No matter what your holiday style or reason for taking a break, there’s something for everyone. So come on, discover different in Townsville North Queensland.
For more information, visit https://www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au/
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