Walking around Townsville it’s easy to see why this vibrant city is a must-see destination in North Queensland. A positive energy flows through the streets—from the colourful stalls at the local markets to the buzzing grandstands of the stadium. Friendly faces nod a hello along The Strand as you choose a waterfront restaurant to have dinner, indulging in some of the fresh produce of the area.
Tomorrow you plan to learn more about the conservation and research programs helping to preserve the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef at Reef HQ—one of the reasons why it is the world’s best managed and presented reef environment.
The Townsville region is a welcoming mix of rainforests, reefs, sandy beaches, outback towns, and islands packed with interesting flora and fauna. The region extends from the bustling city of Townsville, north to the Hinchinbrook area, south to Burdekin, west to historic Charters Towers, and encompasses the Palm Islands and Magnetic Island.