Townsville is close to the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Australian Outback. This unofficial capital of North Queensland, with 320 days of annual sunshine, also features fabulous beaches, vibrant nightlife and historic architecture. For your stay in Townsville, we recommend the following hotels:
The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral deposit on Earth. Visitors can dive and snorkel to check it out. The largest living coral reef aquarium and a sea-turtle hospital may be found at Reef HQ. A 25-minute ride on a ferry takes travelers to Magnetic Island, where they can choose from among 23 beaches and dive to the SS Yongala shipwreck. There are guided day trips to the Outback and the rainforest, while Coral Sea Skydivers provides training and excursions.
Other options are to sail past the 73 Whitsunday islands, trek the lush Daintree Rainforest, or swim and ride on bike trails at The Strand park and promenade. The Billabong Sanctuary is home to kangaroos, koalas, parrots, crocodiles and wombats. A hike to the Castle Hill Lookout leads to a grand view of the city and offshore islands. Botanical sites include Queens Gardens and the Planetum. Among the area’s cultural attractions are the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and the Maritime Museum. To visit that places you can try the Top Rated Hotel Amaroo On Mandalay
Townsville is 350km from Cairns. Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne arrive at an airport 10km west of the city. Many visitors drive the Bruce Highway to Townsville, with others ride on the Queensland Rail or the Traveltrain. Taxis and buses make it easy to get around town. There are also Car Rental Services available.
If you want to stay near to Townsville Airport you have many options, for example:
Townsville’s climate is warm most of the year, even for much of the winter. The best time to go is between May and September. Hot, humid weather is the norm from October to April. Average temperatures are 28C in January and 20C in July. About 200mm of rain falls in January.