Townsville attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Bask in Queensland's amazing tropical north; spend your next holiday in Townsville and enjoy wonderful weather, a picturesque waterfront esplanade, a lively nightlife and world-class diving at the Great Barrier Reef. A Townsville holiday could be exactly what you are looking for so take advantage of the wide range of exclusive deals on offer from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
The historical buildings found around Cleveland Bay reflect the area's heritage as a settlement for the cattle industry, but today Townsville has become a widely recognized centre for marine research as it boast such close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Spend your holiday wandering the cosmopolitan Strand on the foreshore for cafes and restaurants with a backdrop of tropical parks and views to Magnetic Island. Learn about this incredible corner of the world at the Museum of Tropical Queensland and the Maritime Museum or take in a life-like show at the IMAX Dome Theater.
You will most likely want to spend some of your Townsville holiday visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Take one of the many chartered tours out to the Reef to explore by snorkeling or diving; learn about the native marine life and how climate change is affecting the precious coral; or if you feel like staying dry visit the world's largest "captive" reef in the world at Reef HQ, the headquarters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Townsville's little offshore retreat; Magnetic Island can make a great day or over night trip to complement your holiday. Enjoy the scenery of sandy beaches, granite headlands and the hoop pine rainforest; perfect for lovers of the outdoors, Magnetic Island offers fantastic hiking and biking trails, snorkeling at Sandy Bay and sweeping views from the old WWII forts. Affectionately know as "Maggie" by locals, the island is unpretentious and captivating, offering great eating and lots of activities.
Friendly and laid-back, and on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is one of Australia's most under-rated holiday destinations and DISCOVER AUSTRALIA can take you there, with an exclusive Townsville Holiday Package. Whether it is a lovers retreat, a well deserved family vacation or an adventurous group holiday, there is an easy-to-compare, easy-to-book package for you. Take advantage of the best rates on both flights and accommodation, and start planning your next Queensland getaway.
Newly-wed honeymooners and lovers who simply want some quality time together should browse through all available Townsville Luxury Packages, which combine return flights with luxury accommodation in this coastal town. For a relaxing luncheon, prepare a gourmet picnic and admire the native tropical plants in the Townsville Botanic Gardens before strolling along the coastline as twilight falls. Choose private self-contained accommodation and create your own delicious meals, or if you prefer, use the extra package discount saving to surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner. Seafood is king in Townsville, so in the evening you can indulge in a delicious seafood platter for two, or choose from a range of international and Australian restaurants. Townsville Holiday Packages with convenient central accommodation can be booked online, making the journey to Townsville's excellent eateries easier than ever.
No visit to Townsville would be complete without a Great Barrier Reef experience, and DISCOVER AUSTRALIA has a range of Townsville Reef Packages specially designed to make this as enjoyable as possible. With exclusive rates on both flights and convenient coastal accommodation, you can afford to extend your Queensland getaway, and spend even more time exploring this fascinating marine wonderland. One of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is an astonishing ecosystem, teeming with beautiful marine life and brightly-coloured coral. Around thirty species of whales and dolphins use the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef as their breeding ground between May and September, and Humpback Whale calves are often spotted frolicking with their mothers. If your DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Cairns Reef Package is booked for this period, make sure you check out the many whale-watching tours available.
Families who are planning a fun vacation in Queensland can take advantage of the exclusive savings on a range of Townsville Budget Holidays, which let you spend more on your holiday, not on flights and accommodation. Reef HQ on Flinders St East will fascinate both children and adults alike, with its amazing underwater observatory and huge coral reef marine habitat. Explore the touch pools, marine feeding displays and live dive shows. For more family-friendly activities, head down to The Strand, which is close to a range of accommodation options bookable with a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Townsville Budget Package.
Explore the many galleries and museums Townsville boasts with a Townsville Culture Package. Simply choose the dates you would like to travel, and select a package that includes accommodation in the heart of town. The Museum of Tropical Queensland, the North Queensland Military Museum and the Maritime Museum are all within easy walking distance of Townsville accommodation, and give you a great insight into the local area. For a different perspective again, check out the Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, which has a busy schedule of local and touring exhibitions, focusing on North Queensland artists. The interactive Aboriginal dance and interpretive centre, within the Cultural centre, is also well worth a visit.
For a relaxing getaway with plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting, secure a Townsville Wildlife Package, which includes flights and accommodation in town so you have easy access to the beautiful Magnetic Island. Just 8 kilometres off the Townsville coastline, it is a gorgeous island of sandy beaches, dramatic granite headlands and many great eateries. The wildlife here, such as koalas, bush-tailed possums and majestic white-bellied sea eagles, have long attracted visitors, as have the diving sites. Magnetic Island is regarded as one of the best diving locations it the world as the relatively shallow waters are warm year round, and abound with interesting dive wrecks. Visitors who secure a Townsville Wildlife Package can afford to extend their holiday, and spend more time exploring this beautiful reserve.
Thrill seekers looking for a fun Queensland getaway can use the extra package discount they save with a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Townsville Adventure Package on some of the town's extreme activities. Plunge into the ocean on a Great Barrier Reef dive course, or fling yourself out of a plane at great heights on a skydiving experience. Cattle muster trail rides are a great idea if you want to get a taste of real Australian outback life, and the daytrip structure means that you can enjoy the convenience of your CBD Townsville accommodation. Getting great discount rates on flights and hotels means more money in your back pocket for your holiday.
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