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North Ward is one of the oldest and most popular suburbs of Townsville. Wedged between towering Castle Hill and the deep blue Coral Sea, North Ward overlooks the tourist drawcard of Magnetic Island and the Port of Townsville.

North Ward is best known for The Strand, a bustling seaside foreshore brimming with chic restaurants and cafes, legendary Queensland watering holes and glorious ocean views around every corner. The Strand is also home to a safe swimming beach, rock pool, palm fringed landscaping, free fun children's water park, barbecues and picnic areas and a network of bike paths and walkways. The beaches have stinger enclosures and there's good fishing to be had from the pier.

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The Strand also contains fine examples of early Queensland architecture including pre-war hotels and church buildings dating back to the late 1800s. And for history buffs, Kissing Point at the northern end of The Strand has a military museum.

Not far from The Strand is Queens Garden, one of three fine botanical gardens in the city. Established in 1870, Queens Garden includes a formal rose garden, two small hedge mazes, a rainforest walk and a small aviary featuring peacocks, lorikeets and sulfur-crested cockatoos. Some of the original hoop pines and black beans are still there today.

North Ward is just minutes from the Townsville City Centre and offers a range of accommodation options including backpacker hostels, units and motels.

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