Townsville is a coastal city in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.

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Around Townsville QLD 4810

Our Picks on what to Do in Townsville QLD

Castle Hill Lookout

Army Museum North Queensland


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The Ville Resort-Casino


Reef Lodge Backpackers hostel

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Taiping Chinese Restaurant

Reef Thai Restaurant

Summerie's Thai Restaurant

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Location Information 

  • Population: 180820
  • State electorate(s): Townsville, Thuringowa, Mundingburra, Burdekin
  • Federal Division(s): Herbert
  • Established (yr): 1865
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Ayr QLD 4807 (88.3 km, 1 hr 12 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Townsville QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Gugu-Badhun acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.