Queensland truly is like no other place on earth. From our seemingly endless coastlines to the great expanses of the outback, the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest, our home state is a giant living and breathing postcard, waiting to be explored.

While you’re in Townsville, why not take some time to explore the region?

There’s plenty to do here, and heaps to find.

For a workout with a great reward, make your way to the top of Castle Hill in the centre of Townsville and score 360 degree views.

Dive amongst the tropical fish at the SS Yongala shipwreck – one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, or take the scenic drive to Wallaman Falls – the longest single drop waterfall in Australia.

Here’s how to discover the best things to do, explore and eat while you’re here in Townsville. And if you have a little extra time up your sleeve, extend your stay with a visit to the area’s best kept secret, Magnetic Island.

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About Townsville

Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to ignite your sense of wonder. From exploring romantic villages nestled amongst the rainforest to discovering the magic of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the awe of the Outback, Townsville North Queensland has something for everyone.

If you like to get the most from your holiday and enjoy being active while travelling, look no further than Townsville North Queensland. Take a walk-up Castle Hill and enjoy the amazing panoramic views, have a truly magical underwater encounter while diving the SS Yongala, one of the world’s best wreck dives, explore the region’s many mountain bike trails or head out and enjoy a day of water sports at Magnetic Island’s Horseshoe Bay. Walk, ride or scoot your way along The Strand or play at the waterpark with the kids.

Between waterfalls, reefs, islands, beaches and outback adventures, Townsville North Queensland is a nature lover’s paradise. Start your adventure in the heart of Townsville’s city with a stroll along The Strand, voted by TripAdvisor as one of Australia’s Top Ten Beaches.

Only 20 minutes across the water you’ll find Magnetic Island, home to Northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas living in the wild. Magnetic by name and magnetic by nature, the Island promises 23 bays and beaches to explore, stunning fringing coral reefs and is a haven for native wildlife, with two thirds of the Island classified National Park.

Are you dreaming of chasing waterfalls? Just 40 minutes north of Townsville you’ll find Paluma Range National Park. Explore waterfalls, swimming holes, rockslides and more, and keep an eye out for platypus and native birds who call this Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest home.