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.

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 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!

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.

JetSki Hire Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$30 - 175
Jet Ski Hire Magnetic Island hires out the latest model of high performance Sea-Doo jet ski's. Their Sea-Doo jet ski's are big, comfortable, safe and fun to use. You are never too old to have a go and plenty of fun for the whole family.

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.

MI Rentals

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$69 - 99
Enjoy your experience on Maggie by not wasting a minute in public transport waits. MI Rentals is a one stop hire centre for cars, bikes, electric bikes, plus snorkel and fishing gear. They also do tours and give advice on animal encounters, snorkel locations and fishing spots.

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.

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.

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!

Camperman Australia Townsville

Garbutt, Townsville Area
From AU$57 - 199
Camperman Australia is an East Coast based campervan hire company with a depot network including Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Camperman provides independent travellers the opportunity to explore Australia from any of their eight depot locations on the East coast.
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