Townsville Attractions & Activities

If you're a fan of the outdoors, you'll be hard pressed to experience boredom in Townsville. As the weather is glorious all year round, water sports are popular and ever present while its friendly inhabitants have myriad reasons to take themselves outdoors.

The fishing in Townsville is top notch, whether you go with a charter or prefer to caste a line from the beach or. For a bit of family action, head to the Townsville Strand proper where are playgrounds galore, a free water park for the kids and a variety of water sports on offer.

Townsville's beachfront promenade is also a popular spot for rollerblading, cycling and romantic walks by the glistening Coral Sea. This is also a favourite spot for some dynamic people-watching.

If you prefer indoor entertainment or are a bit of a history buff, Townsville has you covered. The North Queensland Military Museum and the Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park in Cardwell are both fascinating and commemorate the regions strategic role during World War II. If you're travelling with kids, the Museum of Tropical North Queensland will provide something of interest for the whole family. There are also a number of cinemas in Townsville, Reading Cinemas being the biggest.

Nestled between the outback and the reef, Townsville is the gateway to countless interesting day trips. Just 20 minutes off shore is beautiful Magnetic Island where there are plenty of gorgeous beaches to swim or snorkel. You could also try your hand at diving, mountain biking, hiking or sailing while you're there.

Charter Towers, a historic gold mining town is in the opposite direction, inland from the city. The whole family will enjoy the opportunity to visit Venus Battery Park and explore the beautifully restored town centre with all its old-world charm.

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