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What to do in Townsville
Find your next getaway right here in Townsville. You’ll enjoy sunny days in this coastal town, a taste of Australia’s outback, and get access to Magnetic Island plus the Great Barrier Reef too. It’s truly a great destination to experience some of the best natural wonders of Australia!
Settle into the city and spend some time admiring the exhibits of the Museum of Tropical QLD and Reef HQ Aquarium too for great bang-for-the-buck experiences. Get a taste of America’s wild west at the Texas Longhorn Wagon Adventures and tour the expansive grounds aboard an old-time wagon.
Enjoy the world-class Town Common Conservation Park for some incredible bird watching and get up-close to wallabies, dingoes, and more animals in their natural habitats.
Want to observe the locals’ way of life too? Head to the popular beachfront promenade of The Strand. From barbecue areas to playgrounds, walking and biking tracks, it’s both full of relaxed and hyped energy. Plus you’ll even get great views of nearby Magnetic Island too.
Are you ready to make a splash? Then go dive the epic SS Yongala Wreck for the most unforgettable underwater experience. Save a day for the Great Barrier Reef too and discover why it’s one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world!
Don’t forget to spend a day or two at the island oasis of Magnetic Island. Take your pick of great ocean adventures with diving, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and whale watching too. Ride horses by the sea at Horseshoe Bay, or be surrounded by all kinds of wildlife at the Magnetic Island National Park and set up camp with the kids.
End your Townsville trip on a high note with a spectacular 360-degree view of the city at Castle Hill. You’ll fall in love all over again with this lovely Aussie destination.
When to visit Townsville
The best time to visit Townsville is from May to September when there are warm days and cool evenings, plus you can catch the exciting sailing festivities of the Magnetic Island Race Week in August too.
We Australia citizens can fly to Townsville and visit year-round without a travel visa, like all destinations in Austalia. But remember to bring your national ID card for important transactions during your trip.
Travelling to and around Townsville
Once your plane has reached Townsville airport, you can get to the city proper by taxi, limousine, and car rental. You can explore and travel around Townsville by taxi, bus, car rental, and booked tours.
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Temperature average in May
18.3 - 28°C
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