Townsville, Australia

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Townsville Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Townsville

Townsville Aerial ViewSituated along the turquoise waters of the north-eastern coast of the Sunshine State, Townsville is the perfect holiday destination to experience the fascinating diversity of North Queensland. From Mission beach in the North to Charters Towers in the West and Bowen in the South, Townsville will surprise you with its many attractions and entertainment possibilities.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around the relics of the sunken British warship HMS Pandora, is a top tourist attraction and a must-see before exploring the rest of the city.

Townsville is also the perfect base for a diving holiday. Five resort islands lay within ferry distance from the coast and all of them organize boat trips and inland tours and offer spectacular diving sites. Whether you prefer being in, on or out of the ocean, nobody can refuse a visit to the Reef HQ, one of the largest coral reef aquariums in the world showing native fauna and flora from the Great Barrier Reef.

Townsville Sunset over marinaA popular parkland development along Mission Beach can be found along Flinders Street East - The Strand provides a water park and picnic areas or nightlife entertainment in the form of loads of trendy bars and cosy restaurants.

With its spectacular beaches in the north, surrounded by lush rainforests and waterfalls and the stunning Magnetic Island at only a 20 minute ferry ride away, Townsville is a paradise for holiday makers catering to all you can wish for.

Getting around by car

Cairns to Townsville: 4 h 17 min (347 km) via National Highway A1 and Bruce Hwy

Mackay to Townsville: 4 h 20 min (386 km) via Bruce Hwy and National Highway A1

Brisbane to Townsville: 15 h 1 min (1,353 km) via National Highway A1 and National Highway A1

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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