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Townsville Information

About Townsville

Townsville is a city in Queensland, Australia. Whether you’re traveling from around the area for a quick vacation, or are planning a nice trip abroad, this island is filled with fun adventures and experiences for you to try.

Things to do in Townsville

There are a variety of fun things to do in Townsville. Take a trip underwater with one of the many dive trips available in the area; including the Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive, the longest established dive training operators. There are also a variety of different beaches in the area where you can relax by the ocean, or take a swim in secure stinger net areas. If wildlife is your thing, check out the Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours and Safaris, where you can witness these amazing animals in their natural habitat. Love to shop? Central Village has a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants for you to explore during the day. At night, head out to Flinders Street East and see what the nightlife has to offer. There, you can find a great selection of food, bars, and pubs to experience. If you’re looking for some family fun activities, try the Reef HQ Aquarium, or Townsville Whale Watching, where you can try your luck at catching at seeing whales, and even get a complimentary lunch and snorkeling gear.

Townsville Day Trips

There are plenty of fun day trips you can take from Townsville. Magnetic Island is only a ferry ride away, and here you can find guided tours of the island as well as relax on your own at places like Nelly Bay or Magnetic Island National Park. 90 minutes away from Townsville is Paluma, where you can take a variety of different outdoor adventures from kayaking to exploring the waterfalls. For more outdoor fun, head out to Woodstock and explore the Woodstock Cattle Muster, where you can hang out with horses, plan a campfire, or plan a day by the creek. If you like guided tours, plan a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef and schedule a guided tour or snorkeling trip. You can also check out the Hidden Valley and Kookaburra tours, if you plan on staying on land.

Townsville Accommodations

Whether you’re planning an extended stay in Townsville, or want to schedule trips outside the city, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If the outdoors are your thing, we recommend rentals available near Castle Hill, so you’ll be only a short distance from the hill that stands in the center of the city. For a relaxing vacation by the beach, choose a rental located near North Ward, and pick from oceanfront housing or housing that’s only a short drive to the beach. Want to do some shopping? Pick a rental close to Cannon Park, where you’ll find Willow Shopping Centre, and a great selection of different restaurants and cafes to choose from. For a more family oriented stay, we recommend choosing a rental near the city center. This will put you in a location close to a bunch of family friendly activities, including the Reef HQ Aquarium and Strand Waterpark. Wherever you choose to stay, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Townsville rental today!

Transportation in Townsville

You can get around Townsville in many different ways. If you’re looking for public transit, the Townsville Sunbus offers service throughout the city, so be sure to go online beforehand and checkout the schedule. For day trips, Queensland rail has trains that operate through both the northern and southern parts of the city, and travel to destinations including Cairns and Brisbane. If public transportation isn’t your thing, you can always rent a car from one of the car rentals in the area, including Avis and Hire Car Hero. Planning a day trip to Magnetic Island, or different surrounding island? There are multiple different ferry services available to get you to these other islands, including Sunferries, a ferry service that offers direct transportation to and from Magnetic Island.

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Vacation Rentals in Townsville

Find the best Townsville vacation rentals on With over 325 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Townsville range from $25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 290 homes in Townsville offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 256 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 243 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Townsville offers 27 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on

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