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Townsville - Cities, Towns and Localities

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Located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Townsville is considered the ‘Capital’ of North Queensland, with a relaxed tropical lifestyle, surrounded by fantastic locales and buzzing with things to do.

There are a number of attractions, events and tours to be enjoyed in Townsville. Check out some of those listed here.

Townsville Attractions

Billabong Sanctuary
• South of the city, amid ten hectares of bushland is northern Queensland’s largest wildlife reserve. Wildlife include kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, pythons and cassowaries with tours available for a days excursion.
Castle Hill
• A spectacular place to view Townsville, especially from the Castle Hill Lookout at dust.
Great Barrier Reef
• Visit the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville on a day cruise or an extended cruise. There are also a variety of diving expeditions available.
Jupiters Casino
• Australia’s first fully-themed casino, features unique verandahs, colourful facades and an ‘open’ skyline of mottled blue clouds. A spacious courtyard caf้, stateroom, Two-Up and grandstand bars.
Museum of Tropical Queensland
• A sweeping sail-like structure marks the Museum of Tropical Queensland. A world-class gallery incorporating a central display of the shipwreck the HMS Pandora.
North Queensland Sports Foundation/North Queensland Games
Pallarenda Beach
• Absorb the tranquillity of this beach with superb views back across the city.
Paluma Range National Park
• Located north west of Townsville the Paluma Range National Park is actually made up of two sections the Jourama Falls and Mount Spec sections covering an area of some 7200ha within the World Heritage Wet Tropics area which covers some 9000 sq kilometres of far north Queensland.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
• Flinders Mall, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
• Ph: 07 4727 9011 • Web: • Disabled accessible services.
• A dynamic visual arts centre with a significant collection of north Queensland art. Housed in one of Townsville's finest heritage buildings, the gallery has an exciting and diverse program of local, national and international exhibitions with a special focus on exhibitions featuring north Queensland artists. There are five exhibition display areas, including two main floor spaces, enabling the gallery to have a varied exhibition program that changes regularly throughout the year. There are floor talks, lectures, education programs and performances of music, theatre and dance supplement exhibitions.
Reef HQ
• 2-68 Flinders St, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810 • Ph: +61 7 4750 0800 • Fax: +61 7 4772 5281 • Email
• Townsville is home to the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, housing over 100 varieties of coral and 200 species of reef fish. There are scheduled dive shows, discovery tours, marine feeding and audio visual exhibits.
The Strand
• Beachfront promenade incorporating a jetty, recreational park and oval area, a series of headlands, an aqua park, restaurants and picnic areas.
Town Common
• A remnant of the once extensive Bohle River Basin is Town Common, covering 3,245 hectares of Burdekin-Townsville wetlands. Home to a diversity of native flora and fauna, encompassing a variety of natural habitats from tidal estuaries to mangrove swamps, woodlands, grasslands and vine thickets. You can also enjoy Aboriginal plant trails, wildlife viewing hides, a forest walk and variety of walking tracks.
Townsville Entertainment Convention Centre
• Entertainment Drv, BREAKWATER ISLAND
• The facility caters for concerts, conventions, exhibitions and indoor sporting events.
Water Activities
• Including jet skiing, kayaking, diving, sailing, snorkelling and swimming.
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Townsville Events • Queensland Events
The Townsville City Council site lists a range of event.
Cotters Markets
• Ph: 07 4727 9678 • Fax: 07 4771 3118
• Held every Sunday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
• The Cotters Market is North Queensland's largest arts and crafts market. There are also stalls selling pottery, jewellery, silk paintings, homemade sweets, fresh produce, plants and flowers.
Strand Night Market
• Strand Park, TOWNSVILLE • Ph: 07 4727 9678 • Fax: 07 4771 3118
• Held first Friday of the month from May to December starting at 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
• The Strand Night Market offers a diverse range of entertainment and a huge variety of stalls offering fashion, craft, jewellery, food and other great things to purchase.
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Townsville Tours/Charters QLD Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
Gladiator Boat Charters
• Ph: +61 7 4721 0969 • Fax: +61 7 4721 0979 • Email
• Boat charters, snorkel and dive day cruises or a special private charter.
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ABC Local: Sites
• Select from ABC Local, ABC Grandstand, ABC Rural and ABC Heywire for information from around Australia.
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