Townsville

Area

The best holidays are the ones that leave you feeling energised and alive. Townsville North Queensland gives you that feeling with a collection of destinations and attractions to spark everyone’s curiosity.

The best place to begin your exploration is Townsville city. Beneath the protective presence of Castle Hill, Townsville City combines federation architecture with modern fine dining like no other Queensland city. Stroll down The Strand and look over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, or better understand its beauty with a visit to Reef HQ Aquarium.

If it’s nature you like, don’t miss a walk through Northern Australia’s largest colony of wild koalas on Magnetic Island. The remarkable Forts Walk is the best vantage point for wildlife, spectacular rocky coves and historic military sites.

Your history lesson continues with a short drive to iconic Charters Towers. Feel the fervour of the gold rush with a trip to The Miner’s Cottage where you might just strike it lucky when panning for gold. Or just wander the streets of this celebrated Australian town and sample billy tea and damper straight from the camp oven.

A little further south is the Burdekin, the sugar capital of Australia. Sample the legendary Burdekin produce or try your hand at barramundi fishing in the Burdekin River estuaries! Or get even closer to marine life with a scuba dive on the SS Yongala shipwreck – one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.

The last destinations to explore are the ancient and awe-inspiring rainforests of Townsville North Queensland. Swim in the crystal clear waterholes of Crystal Creek, stare with amazement at Wallaman Falls in the Hinchinbrook region – the largest single-drop waterfall in Australia – or play hide and seek in the world’s oldest continually living rainforest in Paluma National Park.

Townsville North Queensland rewards your curiosity. Wander, ramble, peer and unearth, and you’ll leave with something more precious than gold: the feeling of being alive.

Quick Facts

The Townsville area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 92 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Townsville area is located approximately 1110kms from the capital Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Townsville

Area City
Townsville

Townsville

Urban CBD

Population: 2910 | Townsville

Discover a holiday destination that leaves you feeling energised and alive! Townsville, in North Queensland offers...

Alice River

Urban

Population: 2425 | Townsville

Alligator Creek (Townsville)

Urban

Population: 1353 | Townsville

Arcadia

Urban

Population: 248 | Townsville

Balgal Beach

Urban

Population: 966 | Townsville

Black River

Urban

Population: 1476 | Townsville

Bluewater

Urban

Population: 1040 | Townsville

Bluewater Park

Urban

Population: 992 | Townsville

Cungulla

Urban

Population: 286 | Townsville

Florence Bay

Urban

Townsville

Horseshoe Bay

Urban

Population: 578 | Townsville

Nelly Bay

Urban

Population: 1196 | Townsville

Picnic Bay

Urban

Population: 291 | Townsville

Rangewood

Urban

Population: 1057 | Townsville

Saunders Beach

Urban

Population: 409 | Townsville

Toolakea

Urban

Population: 205 | Townsville

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Place Of Interest

Townsville

Escape to a tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite...

Aitkenvale

Suburb

Population: 4790 | Townsville

Annandale

Suburb

Population: 8574 | Townsville

Belgian Gardens

Suburb

Population: 2069 | Townsville

Bohle

Suburb

Population: 85 | Townsville

Burdell

Suburb

Population: 5814 | Townsville

Bushland Beach

Suburb

Population: 6181 | Townsville

Castle Hill

Suburb

Population: 941 | Townsville

Cluden

Suburb

Population: 427 | Townsville

Condon

Suburb

Population: 5779 | Townsville

Cosgrove

Suburb

Population: 285 | Townsville

Cranbrook

Suburb

Population: 5908 | Townsville

Currajong

Suburb

Population: 2548 | Townsville

Deeragun

Suburb

Population: 4250 | Townsville

Douglas (Townsville)

Suburb

Population: 7744 | Townsville

Garbutt

Suburb

Population: 2396 | Townsville

Gulliver

Suburb

Population: 2825 | Townsville

Heatley

Suburb

Population: 4038 | Townsville

Hermit Park

Suburb

Population: 3414 | Townsville

Hyde Park

Suburb

Population: 1387 | Townsville

Idalia

Suburb

Population: 4438 | Townsville

Kelso

Suburb

Population: 10538 | Townsville

Kirwan

Suburb

Population: 21418 | Townsville

Mount Louisa

Suburb

Population: 8825 | Townsville

Mount Low

Suburb

Population: 4655 | Townsville

Mount St John

Suburb

Population: 62 | Townsville

Mundingburra

Suburb

Population: 3620 | Townsville

Murray

Suburb

Population: 1491 | Townsville

Mysterton

Suburb

Population: 809 | Townsville

The Strand

North Ward

Suburb

Population: 5065 | Townsville

North Ward is one of the oldest and most popular suburbs of Townsville. Wedged between towering...

Oonoonba

Suburb

Population: 1675 | Townsville

Pallarenda

Suburb

Population: 791 | Townsville

Pimlico

Suburb

Population: 2460 | Townsville

Railway Estate

Suburb

Population: 2852 | Townsville

Rasmussen

Suburb

Population: 4456 | Townsville

Rosslea

Suburb

Population: 1732 | Townsville

Rowes Bay

Suburb

Population: 573 | Townsville

Shelly Beach (Townsville)

Suburb

Townsville

Dining

South Townsville

Suburb

Population: 2353 | Townsville

When the sun goes down, South Townsville's Palmer Street comes alive! Following the river, this after-hours...

Ariel Thuringowa

Thuringowa

Suburb

Population: 2023 | Townsville

Thuringowa extends over an area of 4000 square kilometres and today is a thriving area offering...

Town Common

Suburb

Population: 71 | Townsville

Vincent

Suburb

Population: 2357 | Townsville

West End (Townsville)

Suburb

Population: 4064 | Townsville

Wulguru

Suburb

Population: 4570 | Townsville

Barringha

Rural

Population: 62 | Townsville

Beach Holm

Rural

Population: 32 | Townsville

Bohle Plains

Rural

Population: 3205 | Townsville

Brookhill

Rural

Population: 76 | Townsville

Calcium

Rural

Population: 21 | Townsville

Cape Cleveland

Rural

Population: 155 | Townsville

Clemant

Rural

Townsville

Crystal Creek

Rural

Population: 10 | Townsville

Granite Vale

Rural

Townsville

Gumlow

Rural

Population: 167 | Townsville

Hervey Range

Rural

Population: 279 | Townsville

Jensen

Rural

Population: 1476 | Townsville

Julago

Rural

Population: 113 | Townsville

Lynam

Rural

Population: 7 | Townsville

Majors Creek

Rural

Population: 329 | Townsville

Mount Elliot

Rural

Population: 8 | Townsville

Mount Stuart

Rural

Townsville

Mutarnee

Rural

Population: 116 | Townsville

Nome

Rural

Population: 1016 | Townsville

Oak Valley

Rural

Population: 487 | Townsville

Paluma

Rural

Population: 68 | Townsville

Pinnacles

Rural

Population: 93 | Townsville

Reid River

Rural

Population: 115 | Townsville

Rollingstone

Rural

Population: 125 | Townsville

Roseneath

Rural

Population: 154 | Townsville

Ross River

Rural

Townsville

Shaw

Rural

Population: 550 | Townsville

Stuart

Rural

Population: 1386 | Townsville

Toomulla

Rural

Population: 183 | Townsville

Toonpan

Rural

Population: 57 | Townsville

West Point

Rural

Population: 32 | Townsville

Woodstock

Rural

Population: 239 | Townsville

Yabulu

Rural

Population: 697 | Townsville