Townsville North Queensland | Travel Information

Townsville Airport – Domestic and International terminal

As North Queensland’s regional hub, Townsville Airport provides direct flights to and from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. The international terminal provides direct flights to and from Bali and Port Moresby. There are several transportation options to get you where you need to go. Private transfers provide a door to door service from the airport to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi or hire a rental car. 

How to get around Townsville

Take the train 

What better way to experience Queensland than through the magic of rail on a trip to Townsville North Queensland aboard The Sunlander or the Spirit of Queensland; both of which run along the Queensland coastline north and south of Townsville.

Travel by coach

Bus and coach services are frequent to Townsville North Queensland from throughout Queensland.

Drive Townsville

Hire a car or campervan and drive Townsville North Queensland. Whether you hire when you arrive, or just to get around, it’s a comfortable way to take in all that Townsville has to offer.

Ferry to Magnetic Island

With both passenger and car ferry services operating from the main land to Magnetic Island, this tropical island paradise is just a short cruise away.

Explore all of the transport options available below.

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Magnetic Island Ferries

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$16 - 212
Take in the stunning views while cruising on Magnetic Island's only passenger and car ferry service. With eight return trips daily, they welcome you aboard Magnetic Island Ferries as they make their way to Magnetic Island where you can enjoy magnificent weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$40 - 50
Having been in operation since 1975, the Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi offers transfers daily to one of Australia's most beautiful tropical island destinations, Dunk Island. Simply a short 10 minute ride in their fully enclosed 10 metre vessel, over azure blue waters of the Coral Sea and you can sink your feet into the sand and enjoy this remarkable island for the day.

SeaLink Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$33 - 33
SeaLink Queensland is your one-stop-shop for your visit to North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport and activities, specialising in Townsville and Magnetic Island, SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure from Fraser Island to Cape Tribulation!

Camperman Australia Cairns

Multiple Locations
From AU$690 - 1500
Diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, pristine white-sand beaches. Australia is travel heaven and the best way to take it all in is by Campervan. At Camperman Australia – a family owned business – we have over 20 years’ of Campervan hire (Campervan rental) experience to ensure your journey is not only hassle-free, but one of the highlights of your life.

Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
The Mission Beach Visitor Information Centre is located on the beachfront 200 metres north of the Mission Beach village. The only accredited visitor centre in Mission Beach; they have friendly and helpful staff and volunteers with a wealth of local knowledge and advice to assist you to fully enjoy all the benefits of holidaying in our beautiful region.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Absolute North Charters

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$45.00 - 130.00
Absolute North Charters is the essential way to hike the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island. Three generations of adventure experience on the trail ensures you the best transfer options as well as intimate knowledge that keeps you safe and ensures your hike holds a place in your heart for years to come.

Townsville Airport

Garbutt, Townsville Area
Townsville Airport is a key regional airport in Queensland, servicing the City of Townsville and the Thuringowa region which represent the centre for business and government activity in North Queensland.

Cardwell Visitor and Heritage Centre

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Cardwell Visitor and Heritage Centre is located on the Bruce Highway at the address is 53 Victoria Street, Cardwell. Heading North into Cardwell turn left into Balliol Street for plenty of parking. This is a historic precinct set in the old 'Cardwell Telegraph and Post Office' (now known as the Bush Telegraph) which was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland.

Port of Townsville

South Townsville, Townsville Area
Townsville is a unique, exciting and thoroughly welcoming destination for cruise ships, their passengers and crew. Townsville Port's Quayside Terminal is a near-new cruise ship facility, and guarantees a friendly and professional welcome and departure experience for all cruise ships and their guests.
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