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The Townsville region has a rich and interesting past. Delve into the history of Townville at the Museum of Tropical North Queensland or explore the heritage buildings in Charters Towers and Ravenswood. Follow it up with a visit to the World War II bunkers on Castle Hill, Magnetic Island.

Prefer something more refined?

Townsville is home to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and has a range of centres showcasing natural and cultural attractions with local indigenous people. Here are some great ideas for arts and culture matching your search criteria. Change the options in the box to the right to refine your search.


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AIMS | Townsville, Townsville Area


The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science. The Institute is consistently ranked among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally and is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology.
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Army Museum of North Queensland | North Ward, Townsville Area

Army Museum of North Queensland

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The Army Museum of North Queensland is located within Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point in Townsville.
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Castle Hill | Townsville, Townsville Area

Castle Hill

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Castle Hill is a red rock monolith in the heart of Townsville offering panoramic views, and a slice of military history.
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Castling Street Heritage Centre | West End, Townsville Area

Castling Street Heritage Centre

The National Trust Heritage Centre in Townsville is a collection of three heritage houses furnished and restored to their original period glory.
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Centenary Park | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Centenary Park

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Centenary Park has gold discovery monuments, picnic tables, toilets, gas barbecues, a children's playground, liberty swing and is always cool and shady.
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Charters Towers Cemetery | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Charters Towers Cemetery

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Charters Towers Cemetery was established in 1895. It is the resting place for a number of interesting local characters including Jupiter Mosman who, as local lore has it, was one of the party that discovered gold at Charters Towers; Doctor Leonard Redmond who discovered Australian dengue fever; Fredrick Pfeiffer owner of the rich Day Dawn PC Mine and James Knenniff who was the last bushranger in Queensland.
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Charters Towers Memorial Cenotaph | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Charters Towers Memorial Cenotaph

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Queenslander's loved their soldier statue, known as the 'Digger', symbolising innocence, youth, heroism, courage and mateship.
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Civic Club | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Civic Club

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Drop into the Civic Club, originally known as the Londoner's Club, (a gentlemen's club) and enjoy a drink with a local, soak up the atmosphere of this amazing historic building and have a round of billiards on one of the two 100 year old tables.
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Dalrymple National Park | Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Dalrymple National Park

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Ancient lava flows, fossilised limestone and the Burdekin River, the largest river in Queensland, are features of this park in the Charters Towers area.
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Forts Walk | Townsville, Townsville Region to Forts Walk, Magnetic Island National Park

Forts Walk

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The Forts Walk, on Magnetic Island National Park, is one of the most popular tracks on the island. The four kilometre return walk leads to historic World War II fortifications and infrastructure.
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