Located on the north-east coast of Queensland, Townsville is a great city to experience some of Australia’s finest tropical climate. Considered by some to be the unofficial capital of the state, Townsville is the largest urban area north of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. As you would expect from a tropical climate, Townsville has extremely warm summers but luckily doesn’t suffer from the same devastating rainfall that other areas in the tropics do. Townsville is a great place with lots to offer, definitely worth the visit!
Just offshore from Townsville is one of the region’s most popular destinations. Second to the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island is North Queensland’s most visited national park, and rightfully so! “Maggie Island” is home to many of Australia’s famous creatures including; koalas, possums and wallabies. The island is roughly 70% National Park and there are an abundance of trails to experience this landscape. After exhausting yourself along the 24km of walking tracks, you can relax among one of the 23 beautiful beaches on the island. Only a short ferry ride from Townsville, you’ll be glad you made the trek to one of Queensland’s great attractions!
Come visit Townsville’s best located hostel! With heaps of available facilities and a variety of accommodation, Adventurers is sure to suit your needs. Known for their friendly environment, Adventurers Backpackers is a great place to stay for your time in Townsville!
If you’re looking to interact with some of Australia’s most famous animals, Billabong Sanctuary is a place you need to visit. Among the many animal encounters available here, you can: pet a koala, feed a cassowary or turtle, hold a baby croc or even get wrapped up by a snake. Along with this, there are interactive animal shows daily where some of the bigger crocodiles will be sure to impress you. As soon as you walk into the sanctuary, you’ll be greeting by passing kangaroos. From this point on the adventure only gets better at Billabong Sanctuary!
If all the excitement of Townsville has you wanting a relaxing day, The Strand is where you should go. The Strand is more than just a beach; it also includes a water park, baths and even a recently installed Space Net. The Strand is also home to many of the festivities that take place in Townsville. The beach here is also quite pristine and it even won cleanest beach in Australia! Relax here for the day and take in the great views of Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island.