Tour Townsville

Multiple Locations

Tour Townsville has developed an extensive range of regular and custom tours that operate both day and night. Their day tours specialise in telling the story of Townsville and viewing its best scenic sights. They have military history tours of Townsville and others that cover its general history. Their scenic tours take you to their most iconic sights and set you up for a great stay in their wonderful city.

Hear stories of the city’s 150 year history and discover the plans that continue to see Townsville North Queensland evolve into one of the largest and most dynamic regional cites in Australia. Their night tour indulges you in wonderful night out, by admiring the work of a local artist at one of Townsville’s boutique art galleries, before taking in the spectacular scenery of Townsville by twilight as you dine at a private venue overlooking the water. After admiring Castle Hill from the water’s edge the evening will conclude at the very top of the Hill where you’ll enjoy the breathtaking view of the sparkling lights of Townsville’s vibrant city.

Their city has a story to tell.

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Our tours

Military Tour

As the home of Australia’s largest defence base, Townsville North Queensland possesses a fascinating military history like no other.

Their Military History Tour weaves together Townsville’s history, culture and scenery allowing you to delve a little deeper into the personality of Northern Australia’s largest city. You will explore museums, memorials, monuments, barracks, spectacular lookouts and lush tropical gardens as you piece together the stories of the people and events that have played an integral part in Townsville’s military history.

The tour stops a number of locations across the city, includes a beautiful morning tea at the Tumbetin Tea rooms in the Botanical gardens known as the Palmetum.

Add-on package option:
Military history tour plus Scenic tour
includes a free upgrade to lunch
They also offer a Scenic tour which covers the cities general history and takes in the best of the city's iconic sights. This tour can be selected as an add-on option. When combined with their military tour as detailed above it creates a comprehensive full day of entertainment. Adds an additional 2.5 hours to the return time detailed above.

Indicative rates

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$90 $135
City Lights Tour

Townsville North Queensland is a thriving city combining federation architecture with alfresco dining, urban street art, boutique shopping and an arts, culture and entertainment scene like no other city in regional Australia.

Begin your City Lights Tour by admiring the work of a local artist at one of Townsville’s boutique art galleries, before taking in the spectacular scenery of Townsville by twilight as you dine at a private venue overlooking the water. 

After admiring Castle Hill from the water’s edge the evening will conclude at the very top of the Hill where you’ll enjoy the breathtaking view of the sparkling lights of Townsville’s vibrant city.

Note: The City Lights Tour is recommended for guests aged 18 years and over. Wine is included during the art gallery tour but guests are asked to bring their own alcohol for dinner.

Indicative rates

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$95 $95
Scenic Tour

Tour Townsville's Scenic Tour is the perfect way to get to know your holiday destination.

A trip to the top of Castle Hill will provide spectacular views over the tropical city and across the Coral Sea to beautiful Magnetic Island. It will help you orientate yourself for the rest of your visit to our vibrant city.

Take in the most scenic spots of Townsville North Queensland and have your camera ready for those unforgettable moments. Hear stories of the city’s 150 year history and discover the plans that continue to see Townsville North Queensland evolve into one of the largest and most dynamic regional cites in Australia.

This tour is a stand alone tour but is available as an add on option to their military tours or their city lights tour.

Indicative rates

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$55 $55
River to Mountain Tour

Discover the heritage listed Chimney that belonged to one of Townsville’s first industries and the story behind it. View the Regional Hospital and James Cook University, as you drive around its Campus. Learn about the early pioneers and explorers and the history of the Ross River. Enjoy a walk around the magnificent River-way complex.

Then you'll head for Thornton’s Gap to enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the mountains, immerse yourself in the memorabilia at the (Eureka Hotel) their Heritage Tea Rooms, a piece of their history, still standing to remind them of a time when the world and Townsville was a far different place. Discover how Townsville became Australia’s Largest Northern City.

Indicative rates

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$95 $150

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Fishing at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Magnetic Island is an angler's dream with a catch virtually guaranteed! Sit back, throw in a line and enjoy the rush of reeling in your latest bite. What a catch it can be; 22-pound Coral Trout and 44-pound Spanish Mackerel are among the trophies happy fishermen have taken home.

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Enjoy the secluded beaches framed by rocky headlands, coastal woodlands bordering seasonal wetlands, and deep-water lagoons that make this park special. Summer rains transform the park into an immense wetland, attracting large flocks of waterbirds The walking and mountain biking trails, ranging from short easy walks to cross-country mountain bike rides, are a popular nature escape—and lots of heart-pumping fun—close to the city of Townsville Hike across Many Peak Range, enjoy expansive island views while riding the Under the Radar mountain bike trail or walk the trail to enjoy a picnic on secluded Shelley Beach.

South Townsville

Townsville City, Townsville Area
When the sun goes down, South Townsville's Palmer Street comes alive! Following the river, this after-hours hot spot is brimming with groovy cafes, lively pubs and fine dining restaurants, sophisticated cocktail bars and hip hotels.

Arcadia at Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Arcadia is perfectly situated in the smallest of the four main bays on Magnetic Island, and is surrounded by the prominent Alma Bay and Geoffrey Bay. Geoffrey Bay is a Marine National Park Zone - which means no fishing or collecting - but is great for exploring during low tide.

Nelly Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
A holiday on Magnetic Island is likely to start on Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island's main residential bay. Nelly Bay is the first point of access for the passenger and car ferries and is an easy location to access bus transfers, taxis, hire vehicles or jump on board a guided tour.

Picnic Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
With a sweeping beach, tranquil setting and the iconic jetty, Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island is a spectacular location to enjoy a relaxing swim, beachside dining or a spot of fishing on the jetty. Snorkel and explore the abundant marine life of Picnic Bay or see what you can spot from above while taking a stroll along the jetty.

Magnetic Island Dive Site

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Magnetic Island is a popular destination off Townsville for day trips or an extended stay. The island has many sheltered bays that are great to snorkel or dive, as they have a surprising amount of coral and some great marine life.

Pelorus Island

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Pelorus Island, located 800 metres north of Orpheus Island in the Palms Island group, is an untouched, pristine environment accessible by private boat or on a dive tour. Pelorus Island offers spectacular fringing reefs accessible straight off the beach, which make for a remarkable snorkel or dive experience on the Great Barrier Reef.

North Ward

Townsville, Townsville Area
North Ward is one of the oldest and most popular suburbs of Townsville. Wedged between towering Castle Hill and the deep blue Coral Sea, North Ward overlooks the tourist drawcard of Magnetic Island and the Port of Townsville.

Horseshoe Bay

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Horseshoe Bay is the premier location for watersports on Magnetic Island offering activities to excite the whole family. Along the shores of Horseshoe Bay is an array of equipment hire options including jet skis, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more!
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