Townsville North Queensland | Travel Information

Trying to figure out how you’re going to get to Townsville North Queensland and then get around? Here are our travel tips!

Townsville Airport – Domestic terminal
As North Queensland’s regional hub, Townsville Airport provides direct flights to and from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin.

Townsville Airport – International terminal
The international terminal provides direct flights to and from Bali and Port Moresby.

Rail travel
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.

Road Trip
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.

Taxi
Townsville Taxis currently service the Townsville Region, Charters Towers and Magnetic Island, so if you are in need of door to door service, phone 131 008.

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.

Plan your Holiday

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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 beautiful North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport and activities - SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure!

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic

Multiple Locations
From AU$26 - 90
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 Fantasea 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.

Port of Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
Located 100 kilometres north of Townsville, the Port of Lucinda exports raw sugar grown in the Ingham district. It is equipped with on-shore sugar handling and storage facilities, as well as a single trestle jetty and conveyor running out to an off-shore berth and shiploader.

Bruce Highway Visitor Information Centre

Nome, Townsville Area
The Bruce Highway Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Billabong Sanctuary which is an interactive wildlife park set in 11 hectares of wilderness and right next to a picturesque Australian billabong.

Burdekin Visitor Information Centre

Ayr, Burdekin Area
The Burdekin Visitor Information Centre is located in Plantation Park on the Bruce Highway in Ayr. It is about an hour's drive south from Townsville, and an hour and fifteen minutes north of Bowen. With lots of parking space for caravans and motor homes, Plantation Park makes an excellent spot to break your trip and consider your options.

Tully Visitor and Heritage Centre

Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Tully is a town not to be missed when travelling into the Tropical Coast Queensland! It is home to one of the largest sugar mills in Australia, which offer fully guided tours during the months of June to November - A memorable experience!

Queensland Rail Travel

Multiple Locations
From AU$49 - 520
Queensland is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. A scenic rail trip allows you to make the most of your holiday, with every minute of the journey as much a part of the adventure as the destination itself.

Home Hill Comfort Stop

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
The Home Hill Comfort Stop includes all the facilities you need to enjoy a short break on your travels. Toilets, hot showers, barbecues, meal preparation benches and sinks, picnic tables, parents room and disabled bathroom.

Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre

Townsville, Townsville Area
The Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the Townsville Central Business District just off Flinders Street. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and itineraries.
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