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.
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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The Army Museum of North Queensland is located within Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point in Townsville.
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26 Jul to 5 Aug 2013
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music is a tropical paradise of amazing music, warm weather and friendly people.
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3 to 4 Aug 2013
The Australian Italian Festival which is in its19th year will be held at the picturesque Tyto Wetlands Precinct, one of North Queensland's most colourful and successful events, providing an exciting line-up of entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy.
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6 Dec 2013 to 23 Feb 2014 Free Entry
Blockbuster explores the origins of LEGO™, bringing together the history, design and impact LEGO™ has played upon popular culture.
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10 Aug 2013
The Burdekin Uniting Church presents for craft lovers a fantastic array of stallholders selling homemade craft items and supplies, demonstrations and workshops for all ages and a dining experience not to be missed.
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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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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 has the gold discovery monuments, picnic tables, gas barbecues and is always cool and shady.
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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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