Welcome to 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.

Townsville’s CBD has undergone a transformation in recent years and is gaining a reputation for its shopping, food and entertainment precincts. Enjoy boutique shopping on Flinders Street, Palmer Street and Gregory Street as well as the regular local markets. Take yourself on a self-guided street art tour around the inner city streets, or check out the top-notch restaurants, bars and cafes on Palmer Street, the new City Lane and other favourite hangouts.

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...

  • Discover the WWII history of the area and check out the panoramic views over Magnetic Island on the Forts Walk.
  • Take a stroll through the newly landscaped Jezzine Barracks, a significant site for both the Australian military and local Indigenous people. Enjoy spectacular views, interpretive signage, artwork, traditional plantings and parklands.
  • 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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Orchid Guest House

Townsville, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$54 - 85
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.

Kookaburra Holiday Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$35 - 120
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.

Rambutan

Townsville City, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$24 - 209
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!

Rollingstone Beach Front Resort

Rollingstone, Townsville Area
From AU$30 - 240
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
From AU$28 - 250
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!

Hinchinbrook Resort Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$135 - 600
Pristine water ways, stunning reefs and untouched islands provide the backdrop to this delightful resort. Located in Tropical North Queensland, Lucinda is the home of Hinchinbrook Resorts. Lucinda is 150 kilometres north of Townsville and 300 kilometres south of Cairns. The Hinchinbrook Region is renowned for containing some of the most outstanding and spectacular islands, reefs and waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The area abounds with fish and coral as well as unforgettable scenery. Nature enthusiasts can stroll the resort grounds and nearby national parks where they can absorb themselves in bird watching or the sights of the many waterfalls. Fisherman and boating enthusiasts can take advantage of the large boat ramp with ample trailer parking. And for in-house guest's boat mooring along the surrounding pontoons makes that big day out on the water a bit easier to come home to. You can truly enjoy the stunning natural beauty, rich history and fabulous attractions that await them. People of all ages will enjoy the many attractions of the Hinchinbrook area, whether here on business, seeking relaxation or something more adventurous.

Wanderers Holiday Village - Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$28 - 119
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.

Aussie Outback Oasis Cabin and Van Village

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120 - 145
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.

Island Leisure Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$129 - 199
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.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$190 - 579
Peppers Blue on Blue Resort offers luxury accommodation overlooking the Magnetic Island marina and ferry terminal. Set in tropical landscaped surrounds with beautiful marina and mountain views the resort redefines the essence of island holidays on Queensland's magical Magnetic Island. Peppers Blue on Blue includes contemporary yet timelessly designed guest rooms including resort style suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments. Fully embracing its waterfront location, the resort's sleekly decorated suites boast sun drenched balconies with some featuring private plunge pools. All apartments excluding standard Hotel and Studio Rooms include a kitchen or kitchenette. For those who just want to relax, the endota spa combines the islands serene surrounds with the perfect blend of luxury to offer an extensive menu of treatments while the vast outdoor resort pool is the perfect destination to chill out and sip on a cocktail.
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