Near Townsville Caravan Park
Distance from park: 6KM
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is one of Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operators. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service. Join them today and dive the spectacular SS Yongala Wreck, or snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef.
Distance from park: 14KM
Billabong Sanctuary offers Australia’s Best Interactive Wildlife Experience! Located just 20 minutes south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway, they feature native animals in natural habitats of eucalypt forest, rainforest and wetlands.
Distance from park: 9KM
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.
As well as offering vehicle access, Castle Hill provides a number of popular walking tracks, which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day! The 360-degree views of Townsville at the top are well worth the journey. Be sure to have a camera on hand, particularly for sunrise or sunset as these are photo opportunities which shouldn't be missed.
Each Sunday on Flinders Street, producers of all sorts come by to sell their goods. Juicy local fruit, jewelry, art, woodworks, cakes, and gifts line the stalls. On from 8:30am to 1pm.
World Heritage listed Magnetic Island is only a 25 minute passenger ferry ride away. Discover the rare beauty of this tropical paradise. Explore the hinterland on numerous nature walks, swim and sunbake at any of the numerous untouched bays or hire a jetski and circumnavigate the island. Dive, snorkel, dine, cruise, the choice is yours.
Distance from park: 12KM
The award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland provides a snapshot of this diverse region of North Queensland, from World Heritage listed rainforest and reefs to the story of the shipwrecked HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers.
Distance from park: 12KM
Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef 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. With impressive exhibits the aquarium offers an ever changing, always fascinating experience, showcasing rare and extraordinary features of the Great Barrier Reef.
Take a half hour to see the 20 murals that are hidden in the lanes and alleyways of Townsville. The city has commissioned pieces from famous artists around Australia and the world. Some of the art covers entire walls of buildings - metres and metres high!
Take a leisurely stroll along Townsville's main strip, The Strand. On a bright sunny day, it's the best place to take the kids for a scoop of gelato. Take a picnic, visit local markets, swim in a lagoon, and soak in the views.
Is there anything better than taking the boat out on the water for a few hours of fishing and mudcrabbing? Hire a boat for the day with your friends and family. This family-owned business also offers sunset tours along The Strand - bring the music and they'll supply the (optional) sushi.
The town has a rich military history, with currently the largest defense base in Australia. Learn about Townsville's strategic place in WWII, visit the museums and barracks, and enjoy fantastic lookouts over Northern Australia's biggest city.