Nature lovers have plenty to experience in the Townsville region. From the 268m wall of water at Wallaman Falls (the largest single drop waterfall in Australia) to the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics area that contains relics of the great Gondwanan forest—you will be spoilt for choice with what is on offer.
Don’t forget to see Australia’s largest natural koala colony on Magnetic Island and keep your eye out for some of the over 400 different bird species in the region. Here are some great ideas for nature and wildlife matching your search criteria.
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"The Moltke" is a wreck dive accessible from the shore on Magnetic Island. The old cargo Boat has been here for over 70 years.
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From AU$196 - 800
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operator specialising in providing snorkelling and diving trips and training of divers as part of a full dive service.
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In the Mount Elliot section of this park, Alligator Creek flows through the landscape in a series of cascades, deep pools and waterfalls.
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From AU$2295 - 2795
Inn to Inn walking holidays are unique to Auswalk in Australia. You walk through national parks, progressing from one accommodation to the next.
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Located in the protected Beaver Cay Marine Sanctuary off Mission Beach, Beaver Reef is an unspoiled fringing reef surrounding a sandy cay and offers a range of dive sites.
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The track begins on Bicton Hill's exposed eastern side, where sturdy trees such as brush box and swamp mahogany grow.
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Billabong Sanctuary is a wildlife park featuring over 100 species of Australian animals, specialising in the fauna of North Queensland such as the saltwater crocodile and the endangered cassowary.
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Bluewater hosts a picturesque fresh water attraction popular with picnic goers, including barbecues, toilets, showers and play equipment.
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Anderson Park Botanic Gardens Townsville is one of the three separate gardens which together form the Townsville Botanic Gardens being developed by the Metropolitan Council.
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In the scenic Herbert River Valley, Abergowrie State Forest features tropical rainforest, open eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
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