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Townsville - Cities, Towns and Localities

Castle Hill Townsville

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. Only 1,359 km north of Brisbane, you can take the Bruce Highway or fly from Brisbane that will take only 1 hour 40 minutes.

There is much to see and do including the many museums and galleries. Townsville has many colonial-style buildings with imposing 19th century architecture. A walk through the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, the National Trust Heritage Centre or the Townsville Museum is a walk through the golden annals of history. The city also alludes to it’s strong military tradition with distinctive stone monuments, heritage buildings and memorial gardens. Visit the halls of the Air-force, Military and Maritime Museums.

Townsville CityTownsville and the North Queensland region is rich in arts and culture such as the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (July) through to regular performances of internationally acclaimed Dance North. Among the many festivals to enjoy are the Townsville Show (July), Palmer St Jazz Festival (August), and the Great Tropical Jazz Festival (October).

Other attractions include the Billfish Challenge (September), Black River Stadium Rodeo & Motor Cross Events, North QLD Field Days, Townsville Crocodiles NBL Home games and the North Queensland Cowboys NRL Home games (both throughout the season).

Check out our listing of Townsville accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Townsville Southern Highway
Bruce Highway
South of Townsville
Ph: 07 4778 3555
Freecall: 1800 801 902 (within Australia)
Fax: 07 4726 2700

Mon to Sun 9 am - 5 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Flinders Mall Information Centre
Flinders Mall
Ph: 07 4721 3660
Freecall: 1800 801 902 (within Australia)

Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat & Sun 9 am - 1 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Museum of Tropical Queensland Visitor Information Centre
70-102 Flinders St East
Ph: 07 4721 1116
Freecall: 1800 801 902 (within Australia)
Fax: 07 4721 1116

Open 7 days 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Townsville Distance

Distance to Townsville
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Townsville:
• Ayr 90
• Brisbane 1,356
• Cairns 348
• Cape York 1,270
• Cardwell 164
• Charters Towers 136
• Ingham 111
• Innisfail 260
• Mission Beach 236
• Tully 209
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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