First up get your bearings atop Castle Hill, the best vantage point for views of the City and idyllic Magnetic Island.
The Townsville inner-city is divided into four distinct “precincts” offering restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping, entertainment, attractions and nightlife.
- Palmer Street – on the city’s south side
- Flinders Street East – connecting Flinders Mall with The Strand
- Gregory Street – branching from the Strand at the Gregory St Headland
- The Strand & Breakwater – 2.5km beachfront framing the city centre
Magnetic island is only 25 minutes from the city centre by regular, fast cat ferries. Two thirds of Magnetic Island is National Park with secluded but easily accessible bays and golden beaches. There are a vast range of activities available including: boat trips around the island, parasailing, Harley Davidson tours, water sports, golf, diving expeditions, jet skiing, great fishing, horse riding
History of Life in the Tropics
Take a self guided walking tour of Townsville and you will discover a city with more than a few good tales to tell. You can download a free guided walking tour from Townsville City Council Heritage Trails.
Visit Townsville Holidays for more information and assistance in planning a holiday in North Queensland.