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Townsville: Things to Do

The Best Sights and Experiences

Townsville is North Queensland’s largest city and unofficial capital with around 197,000 residents and attracts over 1 million visitors each year. Located in the dry tropic region of Queensland, Townsville offers visitors a spectacle of the Australian landscape. From the beautiful beaches of The Strand garden and tropical beach strip to the bright orange earth of the famous outback, you are sure to find an array of picturesque spots to indulge your desire to really experience Australia.

Explore the famous Great Barrier Reef, just off the Townsville coast, discover the beautiful National Park areas of Magnetic Island and Ross River’s 11km long Riverway riverfront parkland. See many of the Great Barrier Reef’s native flora and fauna at the large tropical aquarium, Reef HQ.

The laid back lifestyle and beautiful vistas of Townsville will keep you coming back.

Explore Townsville

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Just a short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island offers the natural beauty and serenity of an untouched paradise within a thriving community. Learn More

Reef HQ

Reef HQ Aquarium

Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. Learn More

Castle Hill

Castle Hill Lookout

Just metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville – a perfect place for visitors to orientate themselves. Castle Hill offers vehicle access as well as a number of popular walking tracks. Learn More

The Strand

The Strand

The Strand is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. The two-and-a-half-kilometre walkway offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island.
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Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary

The Billabong Sanctuary is an 11-hectare wildlife sanctuary in Nome, 17 kilometres south of Townsville. Learn More

Jam Corner

Jam Corner

JAM Restaurant Townsville, a popular and well-known restaurant and function venue. Learn More

The Australian Hotel Townsville

The Australian Hotel Townsville

Australian Hotel is a locally owned and operated pub in South Townsville. C’mon in and say G’day to our Publicans, Rob & Katie. Learn More

IMC Steak House

IMC Steak House

Every steak should be an experience. We love a great pub steak like every Aussie — but we also love to explore the excellent produce our farmers have to offer. Learn More

Cactus Jack's

Cactus Jack's

Everything tastes better handmade with Cactus Jack’s! Learn More

City Lane

City Lane

A unique dining and retail experience in the heart of Townsville. Learn More

Interactive Map

Park Regis Anchorage is centrally located to connect you with iconic attractions, destinations, and local activities in Townsville. Our interactive map below allows you to click on our recommendation locations to visit when staying at Park Regis Anchorage.