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Explore the islands offshore

Located among the tropics of North Queensland and home to the Great Barrier Reef

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Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland Outback, you will find Townsville. This city provides the attractions of a major city mixed with a relaxed cosmopolitan lifestyle. Tourists can take advantage of diving expeditions on the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, spend up big at Jupiter’s Casino, and take on the rapids with white water rafting on the Tully River (this is definitely not for the faint hearted!). Or simply kick back on one of the many beaches such as the popular Saunders Beach. 

Make sure to take the trek up Castle Hill, where you can take in the spectacular 360 degree views sweeping over Townsville towards Townsville Port. There are many islands off the Townsville coast and they are all impressive, boasting mountain scenery, sandy beaches and reefs. World Heritage listed Magnetic Island is very popular with visitors with its amazing views, captivating walks and 23 bays and beaches. 

The island is also home to the largest colony of koalas in Northern Australia. Positioned on the foreshore of Townsville is The Strand. This beachfront promenade has stunning views of the Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island, as well as views to Cape Cleveland. Townsville has an abundance of dining and entertainment venues. Palmer Street has numerous restaurants offering a range of cuisines from around the world. With rainforests, waterfalls, a rich hinterland, the Great Barrier Reef combined with the city experience, Townsville is a must see destination.