Townsville Holiday Packages
Gateway to the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef
The gateway to Queensland’s vast northern region, Townsville is adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island. It has beautiful beaches, bush walking tracks, abundant bird life and a koala sanctuary. And if that's not enough, you can revel in the waterfalls, wetlands and tropical rainforests of Hinchinbrook or Paluma Range National Park, or take off on an outback adventure.
Things to do
Rules of attraction
A 20-minute ferry ride whisks visitors to Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Plunge into the waters at as many as you can of its 23 beaches, wander along some of its 24 kilometres of walking tracks (you might spot a koala or two) and follow the Magnetic Island Snorkel Trail to discover life beneath the waves (you might spot a sea turtle or two).
The wild life
At the Billabong Sanctuary Australian Wildlife Experience, just 17km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway, you can get better acquainted with all manner of indigenous animals in their natural habitat. From dingoes and cassowarries to koalas and kangaroos, wildlife lovers of all ages can mingle with the many furry-footed (and scaly-skinned) residents.
Tunnel of love
Deepen your understanding of marine life at the Reef HQ Aquarium, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, offering fun and fascinating experiences in cooperation with the adjoining National Reef Education Centre.
What lies beneath
Ranked as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, the wreck of the S.S. Yongala is located off the coast of Ayr. A challenge for even the most experienced diver, the sunken passenger ship is considered the equivalent of 10 separate dives.
Distance to city centre 5 km
Taxi Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall, and cost around AUD $20 (plus a AUD $3 airport surcharge) for the 15-minute journey into Townsville..
Shuttle A number of providers offer shuttle services from the airport, with adult fares starting from AUD $10 one-way
When to go
Townsville enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine each year, with hot and humid summers and warm winters. The hottest months are between October and April. The best time to visit is between May and September when the days are warm and the evenings are cool.
Sailing festivities take place at the end of August each year at the Magnetic Island Race Week. New Year’s Eve celebrations are for the whole family – make your way to Strand Park to watch fireworks.
Townsville Holiday Packages
Peppers Blue on Blue Resort
Resting on the water’s edge, Peppers Blue on Blue offers elegant accommodation near the tranquil Magnetic Island marina and ship terminal.
Mariners North Holiday Apartments
As the one and only 'absolute oceanfront accommodation' located anywhere in Townsville, Mariners North Holiday Apartments takes pride of place on 'The Strand'on prestigious Mariners Peninsula - the most exclusive location in the city
The Ville Resort - Casino
The Ville Resort - Casino is superbly located on the Townsville breakwater and set amongst tropical landscaped gardens overlooking magnificent Magnetic Island, the Coral Sea and Townsville City.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
Located in the heart of Townsville’s business and shopping district, the hotel is within walking distance to award winning dining, nightlife, entertainment, major tourist attractions and the Townsville Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Oaks Townsville Gateway Suites
Located on Townsville’s sought after Palmer Street amongst an array of popular dining establishments, Oaks Gateway on Palmer offers the perfect base from which to explore all this popular North Queensland town has to offer.
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