Townsville North Queensland Great Barrier Reef

Explore the secret side of the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville, home of some of the most intriguing reef experiences along the Queensland coast! With one of the world’s top 10 wreck dives and idyllic coral reef islands, there are plenty of adventures to brag about here.

  • Share the amazing history of the SS Yongala and scuba this 100-year-old wreck, which has been consistently rated as one of the top dive sites in the world. Its sheer size and incredible array of marine life has made it into a mecca for the experienced divers.
  • Visit the world’s largest “living coral” aquarium, Reef HQ, that is also home to a turtle hospital designed to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles.
  • Embark on a voyage of the sailing kind and explore the secluded and uncrowded islands of the tropics including Magnetic Island, the Palm Island group and the spectacular Orpheus Island.
  • Go on an adventure around the World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island and discover the remote beaches and waterfalls of the islands famous Thorsborne Trail.

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Yongala Dive

Multiple Locations
  • Free WiFi
Yongala Dive is a PADI Dive Resort offering a full range of Dive Courses, Dive Lodge and Day Trips to one of the world's top dive sites- the historic S.S. Yongala Wreck. In 1911 it sank without trace in a tragic cyclonic event.

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

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  • Deals
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is one of Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operators. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service.

Aquascene Charters

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Aquascene Charters specialise in friendly, informative, personalised tours that combine snorkelling, fishing and exploring beautiful Magnetic Island. Come and join Aquascene on a half day tour and experience a lifetime of local knowledge and "secret" spots as they share with you this beautiful Island they have called home for over 30 years.

Big Mama Sailing

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  • Free WiFi
Big Mama Sailing is owned and operated by a small family (Stu, Lisa, Fletcher and boat dog Coco). They offer a personalised and memorable sailing experience. They are based in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island but are happy to pick up and drop off at Breakwater Marina, Townsville for private and large group bookings.

Pleasure Divers Magnetic Island

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  • Free WiFi
Pleasure Divers Magnetic Island is Magnetic Island's longest running PADI and SSI dive center, offering courses and tours from beginner to professional. Pleasure Divers has been in operation for over 20 years.

Mudpickers Boat Hire

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$150 - 350
Mudpickers is a locally-owned and family-run business. Operating from their base in Townsville, they share your passion for boating and pride themselves on their local knowledge and service. Hiring a boat is a fantastic and affordable way to spend the day with the family or a week away fishing with friends without the expense and maintenance involved with owning your own vessel.

Wheeler Reef Dive Site

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Wheeler Reef, on the Great Barrier Reef, is an easy boat trip from Townsville in North Queensland. The site offers some of the most pretty reefs for exploring by snorkellers as well as divers of all experience levels.

Nautilus Aviation

Multiple Locations
Nautilus Aviation has been operating as a privately-owned and operated luxury Helicopter charter company since 1993. With bases in Cairns, Townsville, Horn Island, Darwin and Weipa their fleet is one of the largest and most versatile in Northern Australia.

SS Yongala Dive Site

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Bursting with colour and home to the most spectacular marine life you will ever encounter, diving the SS Yongala is simply breathtaking and ranked as one best dive experiences in the world. The SS Yongala is a 110 metres long and 28 metres deep shipwreck that sank off the coast of Ayr during a tropical cyclone in 1911.

Keeper Reef Dive Site

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Located off Townsville, Keeper Reef offers a wonderful dive for those that love to explore healthy coral gardens. It is easy to get lost at this dive site as the coral gardens are divided by ridges and bommies, creating a coral maze.
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