Destination Overview

Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
Horseshoe Bay. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Basking in more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by a myriad of natural wonders, Townsville is the perfect place to be this winter. Ideal for families, couples and friends to explore tropical islands, wetlands, the Great Barrier Reef, wet tropics rainforests and a glorious beachfront in warm tropical weather. No matter what your holiday style, Townsville offers you a diverse range of historical, military, outback, island, active and tranquil experiences.

Begin your exploration in the thriving city of Townsville. Beneath the protective presence of Castle Hill, Townsville City combines federation architecture with sophisticated restaurants, accommodation and shopping like no other regional Queensland city.

Townsville North Queensland has an average maximum temperature of 31°C in summer and a warm 25°C during the winter months.

Enjoy alfresco dining, urban street art, coffee along the beachfront, vibrant night life in laneway bars and eateries, boutique shopping and explore the art, culture and entertainment which brings the city to life.

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Things to Do in Townsville and North Queensland

Your Guide to Dining and Eating Out

Visitor Guides and Brochures