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Holiday To Townsville

If you want to pack a lot of natural beauty and beach-lounging into one trip, you know what you’ve got to do: Float away on holiday in Townsville and soak up the sun.
Dip your toes in Rowes Bay or dive deep and explore the Great Barrier Reef. Feeling adventurous? Grab a long board and charge some sweet wave breaks or strap on a harness for some parasailing—buckles go with everything. The ocean is your playground, so have fun! Landlubbers will love wandering through colourful gardens and historical museums or hiking to the top of a hill to scope out nearby nature reserves and the Coral Sea. Oh, and did we mention there’s a creek that runs through the city? Ross Creek, to be exact—so you can enjoy waterside dining almost everywhere! So check out our awesome Townsville packages and get out of here!

Things to Do in Townsville

Start your Townsville holiday at the top of Castle Hill. No, there isn’t a castle to look at, but the lookout point offers views so pretty you’ll forget about the name anyway. From there, you can drive one of Wotif’s Townsville car hire options south to the Townsville Museum and Historical Society before cruising along the waterfront. Before you hit the beach, stop at the Army Museum North Queensland and the Jezzine Barracks. You’ll find a lovely art walk and a breezy promenade in addition to a museum and memorial sites. Once your inner history buff has had its chance to shine, it’s time to give your inner beach bum some time in the sun. West of the city centre, stake your sunbrella in the sand on The Strand—a long stretch of golden beaches, punctuated with green parks and loads of cafes and surf shops. Feeling toasty? Grab some snorkelling gear and dive at the Great Barrier Reef, which is actually a collection of thousands of reefs, so have fun picking a favourite!

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Speaking of picking favourites, start shopping on Finders Street, located just west of Ross Creek. This shop-lined street offers everything from chain stores to boutiques, including the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. We hope you packed an extra suitcase, because you know what they say—Townsville holidays follow the rule of finders, keepers.

Want to chow down on some flavourful finds? Starting at the pier, Ross Creek is lined with heaps of restaurants, all putting their own spin on global fusion and modern Aussie cuisine. Along the Strand you’ll also find several waterfront bistros and cafes whipping up tempting dishes. If you’re feeling extra fancy, catch a ferry out to mysterious Magnetic Island.

When the sun sets over the Coral Sea, hurry to the sand. The Strand Night Markets pop up after dark and you can shop your way through local vendors and make some new friends right on the beach. Sidle up to a nearby bar for drinks or scoot on over to the creek for even more options.

What’s Next?

This is a no-brainer—you’ve gotta go! Book Townsville holiday packages to mix and match sweet deals on airfares and accommodation and get outta town.

Top Townsville Hotels

Madison Plaza Townsville

Madison Plaza Townsville

409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (987 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Townsville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Catholic Diocese of Townsville, Castle Hill, and Townsville Entertainment & Convention ...

    from NZ$111

    Aquarius on the Beach

    Aquarius on the Beach

    75 The Strand, North Ward, QLD
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (992 reviews)

      Offering direct access to the beach, this North Ward hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Strand Beach and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. ...

      from NZ$139

      Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville

      Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville

      334 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (170 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Townsville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Maritime Museum ...

        from NZ$146

        Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

        Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

        8-10 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.7 out of 5 (994 reviews)

          Located in the heart of South Townsville, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maritime Museum of Townsville and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Perc Tucker ...

          from NZ$144

          Oaks Metropole Hotel

          Oaks Metropole Hotel

          81 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (702 reviews)

            Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Maritime Museum of Townsville and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Museum ...

            from NZ$147

            The Ville Resort - Casino

            The Ville Resort - Casino

            Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (987 reviews)

              Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, ReefHQ Aquarium, and Museum of Tropical Queensland. ...

              from NZ$206

              Rydges Southbank Townsville

              Rydges Southbank Townsville

              23 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.1 out of 5 (678 reviews)

                Located in the heart of South Townsville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of ReefHQ Aquarium, Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal, and Townsville Entertainment & ...

                from NZ$128

                Oaks Gateway Suites

                Oaks Gateway Suites

                2 Dibbs Street, South Townsville, QLD
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (514 reviews)

                  Situated on a river, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maritime Museum of Townsville and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Perc Tucker Regional ...

                  from NZ$152

                  Seagulls Resort

                  Seagulls Resort

                  74 The Esplanade, Belgian Gardens, QLD
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.1 out of 5 (513 reviews)

                    Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Jezzine Barracks and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Army Museum North Queensland ...

                    from NZ$133

                    Allure Hotel & Apartments

                    Allure Hotel & Apartments

                    Cnr Morehead St and McIlwraith St, South Townsville, QLD
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (187 reviews)

                      Situated in South Townsville, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maritime Museum of Townsville and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Perc Tucker Regional ...

                      from NZ$120

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