Townsville History Walking Tours is a new and fresh tour provider, which delivers a healthy and memorable way to discovering the unique history that the great city of Townsville in Queensland offers.
All of their expertly guided walking tours are designed to be a close social and friendly experience. So whether alone, a couple or in a group you will be made to feel most welcome, as you experience the history come alive of what was once a rugged North Queensland frontier town.
Townsville History Walking Tours engulf you in adventurous tales and sinister secrets spanning over 150 years that you wouldn’t readily hear or read about. Listen to the dark stories of deception, gold, greed and wealth. Become engaged in the fascinating accounts of patriotism and bravery.
Townsville History Walking Tours offer numerous itineraries. These unique experiences vary from a bridge to bridge walking tour with Devonshire morning tea, to a tropical beachfront city walk with panoramic views including the renowned Strand foreshore. Also provided is a twilight walking tour concluding with dinner and wine at one of the oldest hotels in town.
You can find additional information on the Townsville History Walking Tours website, Facebook and Trip Advisor.
Bob your tour guide takes you on a journey following the story of Townsville’s dark and mysterious past.
The tour has been carefully researched and tells tales of murders, accidents, sickness, suicides, and tragedies. This all adds up to make this a new and unique experience for a Friday evening in Townsville.
Runs On: Friday evenings
Start Time: 5.30pm for a 5.45pm departure
Duration: 1.5 hours + dinner
Maximum: 10 guests
Meeting Point: Old Railway Station park
Finishing Point: Café Nova, Blackwood Street
Distance: Approximately two kilometres
The tour route is along designated footpaths and roads. Seating is available at many of the stops along the way. This is not a tour for children.
Take a walk-through Townsville’s oldest cemetery. Learn of the mishaps and accidents that happened to the early everyday people of Townsville, hear of the hardships and the endurance of these Townsville pioneers. From sickness and natures wrath to murder and longevity, this cemetery tells it all.
Runs On: Sunday afternoon
Start Time: 3.45pm for a 4.00pm departure
Duration: 75 minutes
Meeting Point: Cemetery front gate -West End Park, Ingham Road
Finishing Point: Cemetery front gate – West End Park, Ingham Road
Your Guide: Bob will be wearing a green polo shirt and a white hat
Distance: Approximately one kilometre
The tour route is along designated footpaths and tracks within the cemetery. Please note there are no public toilets.
Though this is not a tour for children, those of an age that would find the tour enjoyable are welcome to book.
They recommend covered footwear and that you also bring along water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for this tour.