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Townsville Palmetum

Townsville, Townsville Area

The Palmetum is a unique tropical experience covering over 17 hectares. It is a botanical garden featuring one family of plants - the palms. Approximately 60 species of palms are native to Australia and most are represented in the Palmetum. The collection contains around 300 species, many rare and threatened in their natural habitat. The Palmetum has been designed to display plants in environmental context to habitat type from the dry tropics to the wet tropical lowlands. In addition to these recreated habitats there are expansive lawns and water features frequented by numerous bird species. The Palmetum features the magnificent 'Tumbetin Lodge'- a heritage building with a long history. Facilities include art exhibitions, public amenities, meeting rooms and restaurant and tea room. The Palmetum also features a Memorial to the Black Hawk Disaster.

Open Times

Note: Open seven days daylight hours from 0600 to 1700.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access.

Children:

Children welcome.
University Road
Douglas
Townsville, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Rollingstone Beach Front Resort

Rollingstone, Townsville Area
From AU$30.00 - 240.00
Just 55 kilometres north of Townsville is their beautiful caravan resort which boasts absolute beach frontage overlooking Palm and Havana Islands. The large pool allows you to swim year round. They have three large lakes stocked with barramundi for you to feed. They offer uninterrupted ocean views on their beachfront powered sites, grassy powered sites just back from the beach or shady unpowered sites. For accommodation you can choose from one of their beachfront villas, which can sleep from two to eight people, or an ocean view cabin which sleeps up to five people. All are self contained and have air-conditioning. The modern amenities and camp kitchen are second to none.

BIG4 Walkabout Palms Townsville

Wulguru, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
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.

Aussie Outback Oasis Cabin and Van Village

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 145.00
Now dog and pet friendly, Big4 Aussie Outback Oasis is a popular accommodation choice for visitors or workers to the Charters Towers region. The property is set on 10 acres of parkland and is a birdwatchers paradise. Opened in early 2000, the park has been immaculately maintained over the past 15 years. They have 20 Cabins with five styles to choose from. From their Family Chalets or Studio Villas to their Workers Cabins, they provide the very best in quality and cleanliness for their guests. The Villas are self-contained and well equipped for longer stays with modern furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests. Foxtel is connected to all rooms. Guests can also take advantage of the 21m resort style pool and saltwater rock pool or just relax on their deck overlooking the beautiful gardens. Caravan sites are a combination of large slab or grass sites with many being drive-through. They cater for all types of rigs - small, big and enormous. You'll love using their spotlessly clean amenities and laundry. In the winter months, the Park plays host to guest entertainers, morning teas and themed Meal Nights.

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.

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).

Mercure Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$109.00 - 449.00
Mercure Townsville is set amidst 11 acres of tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Curralea. Ideally located, it is popular with guests from Australia and overseas. The 162 well appointed rooms offer views across the lake, swimming pool or lush tropical gardens, and provide all the amenities needed for a holiday or business trip. Relax in Townsville's largest free form swimming pool with spa, or for the more energetic, enjoy the two full size day and night tennis courts before taking a leisurely stroll around the lake side environment. The Mercure's own restaurant, Celsius, offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. With a wide choice of a la carte cuisine, buffet breakfast and children's meals it is suitable for all occasions. Opening on to a beautiful poolside deck area, Celsius is ideal for a leisurely breakfast or a relaxing drink on those warm, North Queensland nights. This resort style hotel also offers excellent facilities for weddings, meetings, conference groups and corporate travellers, with ample parking for guests, visitors and conference delegates.
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
Alligator Creek camping area is in the Mount Elliot section of the park and is the only established camping area with facilities. Camp sites here are only suitable for tents and small campervans. There are no sites available for caravans or camper trailers (all sizes) or motorhomes. Camping areas are also located at Cocoa and Salmon creeks in the Cape Cleveland section, and at Baratta Creek in the Bowling Green Bay section. These camping areas are near the coast and are set in coastal woodland and mangrove environments beside intertidal creeks. Facilities are not provided at these camping areas and campers must be completely self-sufficient, carrying food, water and a fuel stove. Opportunities for remote bush hiking in the park also exist. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Saunders Beach Ocean View Holiday Units

Saunders Beach, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 100.00
Located 27 kilometres north of Townsville is the secluded beachside suburb of Saunders Beach. A hidden treasure, this resort offers eight fully self contained ground level units that cater for singles, families, groups and we are also wheelchair friendly. If you don't wish to self cater they have a Licensed Steakhouse within walking distance that offer dine in or take away meals. This resort offers a salt water heated pool (heated in the winter months), undercover parking, barbecues, full laundry facilities, a games rooms with an adult and children's library and Foxtel, Basketball hoop and all this located 20 metres from the waters edge so you can be lulled to sleep at night by the crashing waves. The beautiful golden sands are a pleasure to walk on looking out at the outlaying islands. Fishing, boating and swimming is a must in the warm waters and fossicking for shells can always turn up some lovely shells. A true piece of paradise looking out at the palm trees - come and see for yourself!

Royal Private Hotel

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$65.00 - 195.00
The First Lady of Charters Towers was built in 1888, the Royal is now a family owned and run Hotel offering a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the township, the Royal is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, medical centre, visitors information centre and licensed venues. Charters Towers is a one and a half hours drive west of Townsville.
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