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Townsville offers residents and guests a number of great attractions for people young and old. With easy access to the worlds largest coral reef, The Great Barrier Reef, explore over 344,000 square kilometres of reef, islands and beautiful beaches. Take a ferry to Magnetic Island and discover the island’s national parks and history.

Located on the city’s foreshore, The Strand is one of Townsville’s icons and is filled with restaurants, cafes, pools and a recreational park.

Stop by the Maritime Museum of Townsville for some Australian naval history, the Museum of Tropical North Queensland and learn about the regions natural and cultural heritage, and Reef HQ, Townsville’s Great Barrier reef aquarium.

Riverway is a parkland attraction located on the riverfront west of Townsville and visitors can enjoy a day in the two riverside lagoons, BBQ areas, parklands, restaurant, arts centre and gallery.

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Once you’ve explored Townsville and dived beneath the waves to wonder at the Great Barrier Reef, why not sail across the waves for a whole new experience? Not many realise that cruises depart from Townsville, but this Queensland centre can be a launchpad for those seeking the leisurely cruise life. Check out Cruise Sale Finder for cheap cruises from Townsville, last minute cruises and more.