Townsville basks in more than 300 days of glorious sunshine every year.
It’s the fourth largest city in Queensland and offers visitors an array of accommodation options and recreational amenities, access to sophisticated bars and restaurants, an extensive calendar of events to enjoy, and superb shopping. Beautifully preserved federation-era architecture adorns the CBD and suburbs.
However, the myriad natural wonders that surround Townsville are its biggest attraction. Explore sublime Magnetic Island, snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, trek the lush Wet Tropics rainforest, and delve into the vast outback (historic Charters Towers is easily done as a day trip). Set aside at least a week to see and do everything on offer.
Here are ten of the best things to do in Townsville.