Townsville City

From diving shipwrecks and island-hopping to strolls along the foreshore and a packed calendar of events – you’ll see, do and learn more in Townsville.

Just add water

  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.
  • Get hands-on at the Turtle Hospital and do your bit for animal conservation and reef research.
  • Dive the century-old SS Yongala shipwreck, then swap sea for sand and head to laid-back Magnetic Island or luxurious Orpheus Island.

Entree. Mainland. Dessert.

  • Meet an eat street (aka Palmer Street) worth saving your appetite for, with a smorgasbord of restaurants and cafes to choose from.
  • Time your trip with one of Townsville’s many concerts, music festivals, sporting events, culinary fiestas and local markets. 
  • Ride a bike along the palm tree-studded esplanade – The Strand – or take a hike up Castle Hill for a 360-degree sunset serenade.

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Peppers Blue on Blue Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$194 - 580
Experience the unique allure of one of Australia’s most relaxed escape destinations, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a blend of native Australian bushland, breathtaking beaches and sandy bays.

Rydges Southbank Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$119 - 179
Rydges Southbank Townsville is centrally located on Palmer Street in the heart of Far North Queensland's capital. The beautiful accommodation rooms offer views of Townsville City, Castle Hill and Ross River Marina.

The Ville Resort Casino

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$110 - 595
The Ville Resort - Casino is superbly located on the breakwater boasting a variety of accommodation rooms overlooking either Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea or Marina and city. Enjoy some of the best dining options Townsville has to offer at The Ville's restaurants.

Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$140 - 565
The multi award winning Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville is ideally located in the heart of Townsville's premier dining precinct and close to the Strand, Castle Hill, central Central Business District precinct, Casino and all of Townsville's attractions.

Quest Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$135 - 399
Quest Townsville offers a competitive and spacious alternative to hotel style accommodation with a mix of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom serviced apartments, all with balconies overlooking the Marina, pool or harbour.

Clarion Hotel Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$120 - 200
The multi award winning Clarion Hotel Townsville is a luxury boutique hotel centrally located in the Central Business District. They have an onsite restaurant for breakfast and lunch or, with only a short walk from your accommodation, you will find some of Townsville's best restaurants, Castle hill, nightlife and tourist attractions like the Strand and the Reef HQ Aquarium.

Sails on Horseshoe

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$170 - 290
From the door of your apartment, it is a short across the road to the golden sands of beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Sails has one-bedroom and two-bedroom fully self-catering units all of which have a separate lounge/dining area and a balcony or garden with table and chairs for alfresco dining.

Dandaloo Gardens

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$80 - 120
Dandaloo Gardens have eight newly refurbished chalets in the tranquil bush setting of Arcadia , the best loved bay on Magnetic Island. Self catering and sleeping up to four (Queen bed and double sofa bed), they are within walking distance of Alma Bay, a family friendly patrolled beach, cafes, entertainment, theater restaurant and RSL club.

Island Leisure Resort

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$139 - 249
Island Leisure Resort is a small boutique resort. Their self-contained Polynesian bure-style units have a kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, television and outdoor dining patio. The resort is immersed in one acre of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with a huge lagoon pool and spa.

Tropical Palms Inn

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$120 - 170
Tropical Palms Inn offers 12 self-contained rooms for family holidays up to two adults and three children in beautiful Picnic Bay. Tropical Palms Inn is just a 100 metre walk to the Picnic Bay Jetty, safe swimming beach, Picnic Bay Hotel and other restaurants.
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