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Townsville North Queensland

It’s pretty hard to be unhappy when the sun is shining. And with an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Townsville North Queensland has cause to celebrate.

You don’t have to like football, fast cars, diving or sailing in this town, but if you do, you’ll be in your own personal nirvana with a line-up of events usually only seen in bustling capital cities.

From Magnetic Island with its 23 bays and beaches, to the beautifully wild Hinchinbrook Island (home of the Thorsborne Trail) and epic Wallaman Falls, you can’t help but succumb to the allure of this region – sitting pretty between the reef, rainforest and outback.

Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef

Home to the who’s who of reef research, turtle rehabilitation and marine education in Australia, Townsville is THE place to greet the reef.

  • Learn all about conservation and research on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef at Reef HQ.
  • Snorkel your way along the reef or go for the ultimate dive at the SS Yongala wreck.
  • Sail your way around the Palm Islands group or bliss out in luxury on Orpheus Island.

Naturally fascinating

Travel really is the best education. Get the kids heads out of the books and into the great outdoors for a PhD in life.

  • See northern Australia’s largest colony of wild koalas on Magnetic Island.
  • Develop your own bird-watching Wikipedia in the Tropics wetlands.

Not just a pretty face

Once you’ve conquered Castle Hill and dived the Great Barrier Reef until you can’t flipper anymore...

  • Go from beach to bush and spend your days cooling off under waterfalls and spotting kangaroos and platypus in Paluma Range National Park.
  • Go panning through Charters Towers’ gold mining history.
  • Take part in preparing a traditional Aboriginal kup mari feast at Mungalla Station.
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Kookaburra Holiday Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$35.00 - 120.00
Kookaburra Holiday Park is situated on three acres of lush tropical gardens 800 metres north from the centre of town and 250 metres from the beach. Staff aim to exceed expectations and proudly offer to all their guests a wide range of clean, quality accommodation at an affordable price. Offering everything from a camp-site or dormitory bed to an Executive Villa, they are sure to be able to fit your budget and your preference. Cardwell is the gateway to Hinchinbrook Island, the largest island National Park in the world, surrounded by the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The friendly staff at the Kookaburra Holiday Park will be happy to assist you with any of your accommodation needs.

Wanderers Holiday Village - Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$28.00 - 119.00
Wanderer's Holiday Village is a nature-lover's tropical beachside caravan park. Birds abound in the numerous palm trees in the village, including black cockatoos and torresian pigeons in summer and stone curlews nesting in the village in winter. It is situated on the North Queensland coast, two hours drive north of Townsville, and three hours drive south of Cairns, opposite the southern tip of Hinchinbrook Island. The Hinchinbrook Channel offers safe boating, fishing, dugong and sea turtle observation, with access from the Lucinda boat ramp (one kilometre), whilst those without a boat have the beach (200 metres), estuaries and jetty from which to cast a line, or enjoy long walks. Winter in North Queensland offers warm sunny days, with endless opportunities in the great outdoors, including natural attractions such as Wallaman Falls, Broadwater State Forest Park, Mount Fox Crater, creeks and waterholes and the Thorsborne Trail, one of the nominated Great Walks of the World, on Hinchinbrook Island. There are 162 shady sites, a huge well-maintained amenities block, and 14 airconditioned, self-contained cabins which surround two shady swimming pools for refreshing all year swimming. Activities that are accessible from the village are eco-tours, reef fishing, snorkelling, island visits and walking trails.

Orchid Guest House

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$54.00 - 85.00
Orchid Guest House offers budget travellers or business visitors the option of staying in a quiet, homely atmosphere, where they can expect a peaceful sleep (no noise after 10.00 p.m.) and to relax in a tranquil setting amongst the palm trees and orchids. All ages can, if they wish, enjoy the friendly interaction with fellow guests as they unwind from their travelling or the day's activities. Some may decide to use the fully equipped kitchen. There is a free washing machine and line space in the garden. In the backyard there is off street parking or there is a free pick up on arrival from bus, train or ferry. The Airport Bus will drop off or pick up at the door. Orchid Guest House is only 600 metres from the Townsville City Mall for Sunday markets, shopping and nightclubs (Irish Pubs a block further). A supermarket is just 400 metres. A 20 minute walk will bring you to Townsville's beautiful Strand; the Museum; the Aquarium; the Cultural Centre or Casino. If you prefer you can use The Red Bus to make your way around these attractions. Billabong Sanctuary and the Yongala Wreck and Reef trips pick up by arrangement.

Allure Hotel and Apartments

South Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$115.00 - 352.00
Allure Hotel and Apartments is the new addition to the Townsville Accommodation market. They are a privately owned and operated hotel, offering stylish sophistication, innovative design, and grand hotel services on an intimate and personal scale. Allure Hotel and Apartments is situated just off Palmer Street, Townsville's emerging dining precinct. Their Apartments and Studio Rooms offer some of the best outlooks in Townsville, with all of the Apartments enjoying panoramic views of Magnetic Island and Townsville Marina. Located only minutes from Townsville Airport, and just steps from fine dining, bars and boutique shopping, Allure Hotel and Apartments is the obvious choice for business or pleasure in the Far North Queensland region. Allure Hotel and Apartments' welcoming ambience attracts guests who appreciate personal recognition and individual attention.

Dalrymple Tourist Van Park

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$22.00 - 120.00
Resident owners, Mac and Val invite you to stay at the Dalrymple Tourist Van Park. Your hosts offer good old fashioned country hospitality and have all the features you expect, spotlessly clean amenities, en-suited self contained air-conditioned cabins (superiors now with Austar), grass and slab powered and camp sites (some en-suite, some drive through), saltwater pool, jumping pillow, fully equipped camp kitchen, barbecues, dump point, kiosk, wireless internet, internet kiosk and gas refills and swaps. We are the closest park to town and have plenty of room for large rigs. Your well behaved pet is also welcome. Let Mac, Val and their staff organise social events throughout the winter, including Devonshire teas, low cost meals and evening campfires. Golf Course is next door and equipment and carts are available for hire. Caravan parts and accessories are available also. Discounts for Family Parks members and seniors cardholders (only one discount applies).

Grand Hotel Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$140.00 - 565.00
Grand Hotel Townsville is ideally located in the heart of Townsville's premier dining precinct and close to the Strand, Castle Hill, central Central Business District precinct, Casino and all of Townsville's attractions. To enjoy the best resuarants, service and north Queensland produce, Palmer Street is the place to be, even better, you can charge back to your hotel room. Well appointed Superior King rooms, One Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom Apartments all feature air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, high speed and Wi-Fi internet access and private balconies. Apartments are fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests have access to the sundeck swimming pool and spa area and a full modern gymnasium. The hotel also offers 24 hour room service, free off street parking in addition to secure undercover car parking (daily charges apply).

Hidden Valley Cabins

Hidden Valley, Rockhampton Area
From AU$89.00 - 229.00
Hidden Valley Cabins is an award winning eco resort. Located one and half hours north west of Townsville, on the western slope of the Paluma range in Queensland, Australia. Due to the resort's elevation the climate is cooler and less humid than areas close to the coast. It is the perfect temperature all year round. Hidden Valley Cabins is run on 100 per cent on Solar Power. They are in the perfect location, whether you wish to self-drive or hop on board one of their three-night / four-day personalised tours, leaving Townsville on Tuesdays, you will love the location and the Australian bush experience. Hidden Valley Cabins also runs daily tours for guests from the resort. For just a little extra you can choose from their Platypus Safari or Night Safari. The tours add to the Australian bush experience and cover the unique animals, ecosystems and landscape within the Hidden Valley area. Hidden Valley Cabins is a family run business. They pride themselves on personalised service, quality home cooked meals and unique tours. Ian and Bonnie McLennan have owned Hidden Valley Cabins since 1986, come and join the family, have dinner with the owners, hear their stories.

Quest Townsville on Eyre

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$130.00 - 590.00
Our serviced apartment accommodation is stylish and spacious with flexible designs for individuals, families or colleagues travelling together. Ideal for the short stay or extended stay business or leisure traveller. All our apartments feature quality king beds (or king-singles if you prefer), modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen including stainless steel Fisher & Paykel appliances, full laundry including washer and dryer, spacious lounge and dining area, work desk, , LED flat screen TV, Foxtel, WIFI access, in-room safe and reverse cycle air conditioning. Undercover, secure car parking, onsite gym, swimming pool, BBQ area and conferencing facilities.

Quest Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$135.00 - 399.00
Quest Townsville offers a competitive and spacious alternative to hotel style accommodation with a mix of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom serviced apartments, all with balconies overlooking the Marina, pool or harbour. A short stroll from the Central Business District, Strand and Beaches, making it an ideal accommodation option for both the business and leisure traveller. Studio apartments are open plan with kitchenette, dining, lounge area and include a private balcony. One bedroom apartments provide a fully equipped kitchen (microwave,oven and dishwasher), separate bedroom with a queen size bed with a private balcony. Two bedroom apartments are simply a combination of a studio apartment and a one bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Quest Townsville provides complimentary under-cover parking, Foxtel, recreational facilities including an in-ground pool with spa and barbecue. Complimentary use of Strand Fitness Gym is provided, just a short, warm up stroll from the property. WIFI is also available for your convenience throughout the property (charges apply). Quest Townsville completed a full refurbishment in March 2015 and looks forward to welcoming guests to their brand new look property.

Classique Bed and Breakfast

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$165.00 - 185.00
Classique Bed and Breakfast is a historic Queenslander style accommodation, different from a motel or hotel. Enjoy old fashioned hospitality with a complimentary tropical breakfast in a tranquil setting on the deck. You are welcome to play pool, snooker or darts in the games room or relax in the outdoor spa. This magnificent old Queenslander has hoop pine timber floors, high pressed metal ceilings and French doors set into bay windows on the enclosed veranda. All the bedrooms have queen size beds and all are ensuite. Castle Hill is on their doorstep and they are only minutes away from the city and beaches. Day trips to the rainforest, gold fields and Great Barrier Reef can be arranged. Local attractions include golf, museums, environmental parks and casino. They recommend a visit to the Billabong Sanctuary, Reef HQ Aquarium or a trip to Magnetic Island. Townsville is the host of many events and festivals, such as Townsville V8 Supercars, Australian Festival of Chamber of Music, NQ Field days, Magnetic Island Race Week,Townsville Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, WNBL Townsville Fire, NBL Townsville Crocodiles and North Queensland Cowboys.
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