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Townsville Museum and Historical Society

Currajong, Townsville Area

The Townsville Museum and Historical Society has two large exhibition halls displaying artefacts relating to Townsville's medical, artistic, technological and social history. It is located in the suburb of Currajong, in the former Traffic Training Centre building. As well as its extensive artefact collections, the Museum also owns a large number of photographs and plans of Townsville and a more limited collection of documents and books relating to North Queensland.

Open Times

Note: Open Monday to Friday from 1000 to 1500. Open Sunday from 1330 to 1530.

Other Information

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access is available.

Children:

Children welcome.
231 Hugh Street
Currajong, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Rambutan

Townsville City, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$24.00 - 209.00
Rambutan is Australia's first ever resort-style backpacker hostel offering an impressive 58 rooms to accommodate a multitude of travellers in the heart of Townsville. This boutique resort is oozing with character, quaintness and style. Having kept every traveller in mind, Rambutan offers hotel rooms, dorms, family rooms and powered van sites. All accommodation includes its own private en-suite, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi and access to all Resort facilities. Guests at Rambutan can enjoy every bit of luxury during their stay without the hefty price tag. On-site undercover parking is available. The Resort features a centralised rooftop pool, an outdoor bar and restaurant led by International celebrity Chef, Wylie Dean. The rooftop bar and pool are the perfect place for locals and backpackers to socialise over a few drinks and indulge in the resort's laid-back ambience. Rambutan is centrally located above Flinders Street with a spectacular view of the River and within close proximity to Townsville's Central Business District, restaurants and nightlife, The Strand and Townsville Airport. Rambutan is the perfect place to stay and play for all types of travellers from backpackers to families. They look forward to welcoming you!

BIG4 Walkabout Palms Townsville

Wulguru, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$28.00 - 250.00
BIG4 Walkabout Palms is situated 15 minutes' drive from the Townsville Central Business District and Foreshore - it's a relaxing tropical haven that is a favourite amongst families. The welcoming atmosphere, wide range of accommodation options, spacious caravan and camping sites, and myriad of facilities and activities - makes it the perfect place to base yourself whilst exploring Townsville! The holiday park is easily located to experience the magic of Townsville and the surrounding region with its laid back cosmopolitan attitude, amazing Magnetic Island and a variety of attractions. And it's also a handy location to stay if you are going to watch the Cowboys play!

The Lakes Holiday Park

Currajong, Townsville Area
From AU$80.00 - 720.00
The Lakes Holiday Park is your tropical oasis in the heart of Townsville, with fully self-contained Cabins, Villas and Units. All the sites at the Lakes Holiday Park are double concrete slabs with your own private ensuite (no midnight dashes across the park in your pyjamas!). They have a resort style pool that is partly shaded with a shallow child friendly pool area. There's an exceptionally friendly atmosphere. The Lakes Holiday Park is conveniently located next to several takeaway outlets and food stores. Close to hospitals, airport, TAFE, football, basketball stadiums, and is only a five minute walk to Castletown Shopping World. There is a bus service running every half hour from Castletown to all major attractions in Townsville.

Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

Belgian Gardens, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 180.00
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park truly has the premier location in Townsville, offering a spectacular beachfront outlook with stunning views of Magnetic Island. Only a short distance from the popular Strand or the city centre, they offer all your caravan, camping and accommodation needs in beautiful Tropical North Queensland. We are Townsville's top tourist park, a family park with all the mod cons and we are really BIG on customer service. The accommodation features modern 2 Bedroom Deluxe Villas and Motel Style Studio Rooms, as well as open plan Villas with ensuites, and Cabins, with or without ensuites. Many are well positioned to take advantage of the beautiful sea views and breeze the location provides. For recreational vehicles such as caravans, motor homes, campervans, camper trailers as well as tents, there are fully serviced, powered sites and large multi use unpowered grassy sites. All the sites are set in cool tropical surrounds and are conveniently located to one of 3 amenities blocks and camp kitchen.

Island Leisure Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$129.00 - 199.00
Island Leisure Resort is a small boutique resort. Their self-contained Polynesian bure-style units have a kitchen, large digital television, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and outdoor dining patio. The resort is surrounded by an acre of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with a huge lagoon pool and spa. Other facilities include a full size tennis court, games room, licensed snack bar, poolside barbecue area, guest laundry and library. Free wireless internet is available to resort guests. You can choose from the self-contained family studio bures accommodating a maximum of two adults and two children (0-15 years) or the twin bures accommodating a maximum of two adults. Only 50 metres to the beach and five minutes walk to restaurants and shops, a full tour desk and management are on site. Ideally located in Nelly Bay, a 15 minute walk from the ferry terminal or jump on the island buses at the front of the ferry terminal (a small charge applies). Limited taxis are available.

Clarke Street Accommodation Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$190.00 - 500.00
Clarke Street Accommodation Townsville offer three properties; Daisy's Cottage, Dolly's Cottage and Yvonne's Cottage. They have super king bed, port-a-cot, highchair and baby bath that can be supplied upon request. Each property has a barbecue area. It is five minutes by car to the beach, city and shopping centre. Pets are welcome on request.

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.

Accommodation on Denham

Townsville City, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$90.00 - 100.00
Accommodation on Denham is fully self-contained and air-conditioned, situated at the corner of Denham Street and Walker Street in Townsville. It is suitable for short or long term stays. It is within walking distance to Central Business District shops, attractions, Strand Water Park, restaurants and city bus services. There is one covered carpark space per unit and lift or stair access to the accommodation level. Units are serviced weekly. They have free wi-fi available in the communal areas and there is an on site coin operated laundry. They also have a large function room available for hire which is suitable for small conferences and parties. Function and accommodation packages are available.

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).
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