Take a look at this extensive list of ‘must do” activities that Townsville can offer and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance relating to other activities on offer at different times of the year. The team are ready to help.
Flinders Mall Cotter's Market - The largest arts and crafts market in north Queensland featuring farm fresh tropical fruits, vegetables, handcrafted souvenirs, snacks, drinks and plants.
Anzac Memorial Park - Townsville's premier waterfront park featuring the cenotaph, the Coral Sea Memorial and a commemorative fountain.
Maritime Museum of Townsville - Displays of regional, national and international maritime history including ship models, artefacts, photos, paintings, machinery and pearl diving exhibits.
Reef HQ - Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet! Immerse yourself in the underwater viewing tunnel! Discover interesting facts and information with the daily tours and talks, including a visit to the Turtle Hospital!
Museum of Tropical North Queensland - Opened in June, 2000 features a comprehensive display of the wreck of the Pandora.
Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks - Discover Magnetic Island’s National and Marine Parks from the quiet of your kayak “View Nature in the Wild” on the Island’s first nationally accredited Eco tour. Enjoy a tropical breakfast on secluded and picturesque beaches.
Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive (departure from Townsville, pick up/drop off service from Magnetic Island. Operates trips to the Reef and S.S.Yongala Wreck and dive course)
Remote Area Dive (departure from Townsville)
Pro Dive (departure from Magnetic island, operates trips to the Reef and S.S.Yongala Wreck and dive courses)
Billabong Sanctuary – Meet your favourite Australian animals in a tropical bushland setting, where everyone is guaranteed an amazing personal experience! Link in with the many wildlife talks and shows on offer to get up close and personal with some amazing animals, at the some time appreciating their special place in nature. Cuddle a koala, tickle a wombat or pose with a python – if you are game!
Tropical Topless Car Rentals - The ultimate island fun car. We'll give you an island highlights map so you can best discover Magnetic Island for yourself. We also include beach toys, and all the information you'll need for bird feeding, koala spotting and more.
Horseshoe Bay Ranch - Beach Horse Riding - Ride through picturesque Horseshoe Bay and view abundant wildlife in natural surroundings on Bluey's 1 or 2 hour bush and beach rides.
Army Museum Of North QLD – Delve into Townsville’s rich military history with a visit to the Army Museum of North Qld at Jezzine Barracks. Amazing displays and memorabilia of many conflicts ranging from the Colonial Era through to Post 1945. A must do for the whole family!
The Strand - Newly developed during 1999, the beach follows the curve of Cleveland Bay. Special features include stinger protected beaches, eateries, playgrounds, watersports, Cliff Gardens waterfall, Kissing Point Rockpool and Centenary Fountain.
Queens Garden - Townsville's original botanic gardens.
The Palmetum - Botanic gardens featuring plants of the Palm Family.
Magnetic Island - Just 20 mins by ferry from Townsville.
Castle Hill – A majestic giant pink monolith standing with pride in the middle of Townsville. Trek to the top (or drive if you are not feeling energetic) for awe-inspiring, panoramic views of Townsville. Our best time walking to the top and back is 1 hour. What’s yours?
The most important one you need to consider is to secure your quality accommodation at the north’s very own and pet friendly* Summit Motel