Local Attractions

The best that Townsville and surrounds has to offer

Townsville is a laid-back, tropical North Queensland tourist destination. It exudes plenty of relaxed charm with long sandy beaches teeming with sea life and palm-lined promenades.

The region’s tropical climate, scenic ocean views and beaches make Townsville a tourist hotspot during both the winter and summer months.

Townsville is home to an abundance of culture, adventure and wildlife. Whether you are seeking relaxation or adrenaline-fuelled activities, it’s time to discover your true north.

The following are just some of the many highlights the region has to offer.

The Strand foreshore Townsville

The Strand

In the heart of Townsville, you’ll find The Strand: A destination in its own right.

With a range of activities for all ages, you can swim, play and fish along the two and a half kilometer stretch of foreshore, looking directly at the idyllic Magnetic Island.

Why not take advantage of the numerous cafes and restaurants and make the most of the fantastic North Queensland cuisine on offer.

The Strand is a just a short walk or drive from Coral Lodge.

Castle Hill

A measly 18.9 meters short of making full mountain status, this often-photographed landmark is in the centre of Townsville.

Castle Hill is a popular spot for families and visitors to enjoy signature Townsville views.

This iconic feature offers a number of walking tracks with varying difficulty levels and more than 2,500 locals come to enjoy the 360-degree views of Townsville at Castle Hill each day! 

Castle Hill is a just a short walk or drive from Coral Lodge.

Castle Hill from the Ocean

Magnetic Island

Forget your worries and escape to Magnetic Island. The palm-fringed beaches, koalas, hiking trails and snorkelling adventures are just a few of the things you’ll find on this tropical island.

Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, this tropical getaway is at your fingertips.

Ferries depart from Townsville regularly throughout the day. For more information visit SeaLink.

Great Barrier Reef

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and discover a pristine underwater wonderland.

Townsville is the gateway to the central section of the reef, home to pristine coral, spectacular marine life and the Museum of Underwater Art.

Tours to the Great Barrier Reef leave from Townsville most days. Visit any of the following tour operators for more information.

Yongala Dive

Adrenalin Snorkle & Dive

Aerial shot of the Great Barrier Reef
Flinders St Townsville during Townsville Eats

Townsville Eats

Townsville Eats is an event where foodies can inspire their palates with a tantalising mix of taste sensations, from the city’s finest chefs and restaurants.

A spectacular line-up of market stalls, gourmet food and drink vendors, live entertainment, an open-air cinema and licensed bar area. Providing a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and visitors alike.

For more information about the schedule, see here.

Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Queensland Country Bank Stadium is located in the City Centre of Townsville, North Queensland. 

It is the home to the North Queensland Cowboys and was opened in 2020 with a concert by Elton John.

Being only a 5 minute walk away, Coral Lodge is the perfect place to stay for all Cowboys home games.

Grab your tickets here.

Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville

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