Location Spotlight - North Queensland - Townsville

July 9, 2019

How to make the most out of your time in sunny Townsville

Are you looking for a diverse range of active and tranquil experiences for your next holiday?

Townsville is the perfect place to visit this winter. Townsville has everything to offer – warm tropical weather, beautiful beaches, wildlife and rain forests, tropical islands to explore, wetlands, the Great Barrier Reef, alfresco dining, urban street art, coffee along the beachfront, lively nightlife, boutique shopping, alternative culture and entertainment with a historical, military background. What isn’t there to love about Townsville?

What’s on in Townsville this August

From 16th – 18th August 2019 the Townsville Cultural Fest celebrates its 25th anniversary; a quarter of a century of developing community spirit through dance, music, food and fun. A quarter of a century of celebrating diversity, and promoting acceptance and understanding in regional Queensland.

Townsville Strand

The Strand is known as one of the best places to visit with kids in Townsville. Offering multiple swimming spots, playgrounds, a water park and seafront walkways.

Strand Night Markets

Friday Night Strand Markets are definitely one of the best free things to do in Townsville with something for everyone.

The Cotters Markets on Flinders Street on a Sunday are also well worth checking out.

Dining on the Strand

Offering an array of Restaurants and Cafés to delight your taste buds. Not to mention the thriving coffee culture Townsville has a reputation for. Be sure to check out some of the best restaurants and cafes Townsville has to offer.

Townsville Botanical Gardens

Another beautiful spot you have to visit while in Townsville. The Botanical Gardens are located between The Strand and Castle Hill. A hedge maze, bird aviaries, beautiful grassed picnic areas, Follow the lush tropical paths set among massive trees.

Art Galleries and Museums

Over 7 Art Galleries, 2 History Museums, a military museum and a specialty museum. So much culture and history to be explored here. The Townsville museum’s history dates back to the early 1860’s.

Diving and Snorkeling

Explore the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville.

Located offshore of Townsville natural reefs and the artificial reef of the SS Yongala wreck delivers some of the best, yet accessible, big fish diving on the Great Barrier Reef (the ‘Reef’). With masses of marine life to be explored. Or, if you prefer to go for a more relaxed shore Dive or Snorkel, there is an abundant of sea and marine life to explore in the shallow bays around picturesque Magnetic Island, the most popular dive spot located off of Townsville. Other popular dive and snorkel spots to check out Pelorus Island and Lodestone Reef.

Why not travel to Townsville this winter?

With so much to explore, offering diversity and variety for any traveler, I can’t think of a reason not to visit Townsville. Spoilt with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is the perfect winter getaway you’re looking for. Enjoy alfresco dining, urban street art, coffee along the beachfront, vibrant night life in lane way bars and eateries, beautiful beaches, wildlife and rain forests, tropical islands to explore, boutique shopping, explore the art, culture and entertainment which brings the city to life. Plan your Townsville journey now.

Where to stay

Mariners North Holiday Apartments

Mariners North Holiday Apartments have everything you’re looking for the

apartments are fitted out to a high standard with modern furnishings and stylish interior design.

Every apartment has a spacious living area with its own private balcony providing stunning views over the ocean.

All apartments offer free Wi-Fi, free access to the Paul Davis HQ Gym, free admission to Tobruk Olympic Swimming Pool and free onsite parking. With the CBD and marina entertainment venues just a short stroll away, located right on The Strand this Hotel is the perfect place for travellers to stay. Mariners North is also the ideal choice for facilities which include swimming pool, spa, BBQ facilities, and full-size tennis court.

Park Regis Anchorage

The Park Regis Anchorage Townsville is conveniently located close to restaurants, cafes, bars and nightlife spots in the cosmopolitan Palmer Street dining precinct. The hotel offers a great accommodation location for easy access to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island, tropical rainforests, national parks as well as numerous golf, fishing, watersports and cruise options. Park Regis Anchorage offers guests the choice of hotel rooms, one- and two-bedroom apartments with all essential accommodation needs with most including private balconies.

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