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Discover Townsville

Townsville Top Fives!

Please refer to the relevant businesses and organisations for current information, opening times, fees and weather conditions.
Images courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland & Townsville Convention Bureau.

The Strand

Play on The Strand | FREE

1.  Visit Stable on the Strand, Strand Park, 18-22 December.
2.  Walk or drive up Castle Hill for a panoramic view of Townsville. Sunrise, daytime, dusk or at night the view is fabulous!
3.  Walk, run, cycle 2.5 km along The Strand from Anzac Memorial Park to Jezzine Barracks.
4.  Discover Jezzine Way which tells of the significant events in the history of Townsville at Jezzine Barracks.
5.  Swim at The Strand Rockpool or splash around at The Strand Water Park.

Townsville CBD

Love Townsville CBD | FREE & $

1.  Pickup or download a guide and take a self-guided tour on the Heritage Walking Trails.
2.  Visit the Cathedrals – Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral & St James Anglican Cathedral.
3.  Trawl the laneways to photograph Townsville’s Street Art.
4.  Dine in one of the many excellent restaurants and cafes in City Lane, Flinders St East or Palmer Street.
5.  Catch a show at the Townsville Civic Theatre.

Garden on The Strand

Stroll through Gardens | FREE

1.  Queens Gardens (Hedge Maze)
2.  Anderson Park Botanic Gardens
3.  Townsville Palmetum
4.  Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens
5.  Anzac Memorial Park (Townsville War Memorial)

Strand Water Park

Let the Children Play | FREE

1.  The Strand Water Park
2.  Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens Playground
3.  Riverway All Abilities Playground
4.  Rowe’s Bay Soroptimist Park Adventure Playground
5.  Rossiter Park Play Station & Climbing Wall

Snorkel on the Reef

Get Active | $

1.  Head out to the reef to dive, snorkel or fish.
2.  Sail, Kayak or Jet Ski on Cleveland Bay.
3.  Hire a boat and go fishing and crabbing for the day.
4.  Sky Dive onto The Strand.
5.  Take a scenic flight.


Chill Out in the Suburbs | FREE

1.  Take a walk, have a picnic or go for a swim at Riverway.
2.  Watch the sun set over Townsville from Mount Stuart Lookout.
3.  Enjoy nature at Townsville Town Common Conservation Park.
4.  Swim in freshwater at Alligator Creek in Bowling Green Bay National Park.
5.  Go for a scenic drive or go camping along Townsville’s Northern Beaches.

Magnetic Island

Explore Townsville Environs | $

1.  Magnetic Island.
2.  Paluma & Crystal Creek Rainforest.
3.  Jourama Falls in Paluma Range National Park.
4.  Stand in awe at Wallaman Falls in Girringun National Park.
5.  Step back in time in Charters Towers.