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Top Townsville Attractions for Kids – Activities Your Kids will Love!

Townsville is an established centre for loads of holiday fun. And especially for families with kids we've discovered and compiled a list of top activities and attractions around the city.

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Explore the Markets

Explore the Markets

Townsville markets are found across the city; ideal for a good browse the places are best for picking up a variety of mixed goodies. Make sure to thoroughly browse the fresh food stalls together with other products for a thorough experience. There are four main markets in Townsville; these are Cotters Market, the Willows Rotary, the Riverway Moonlight Markets and The Strand night markets. Each has its own unique allure of attractions and of course they are fab places for kids. Little ones love wandering around checking out the curios on display while sampling the many varieties of food up for sale. Especially interesting to the young ones are the toy stalls and colourful handmade jewellery stalls. All in all a browse through a Townsville market will yield something interesting for everyone.

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Enjoy a Walk along Jezzine Barracks – Howitt Street North Ward

Enjoy a Walk along Jezzine Barracks – Howitt Street North Ward

Ideal for nature lovers the Jezzine Barracks offer one a chance to enjoy loads of fresh air while enjoying stunning views across the ocean. Just the place to head to from Townsville holiday apartments located in the heart of the city; the best attraction here is the coastal boardwalk. The boardwalk skirts along the shoreline and connects Rowes Bay to Kissing Point. Families with kids usually head over to the Kissing Point Fort Observatory Deck for a picnic surrounded by the best of nature.

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Take on a Fascinating Military Tour – Murray QLD

Take on a Fascinating Military Tour – Murray QLD

Kids will love a day exploring the Townsville Lavarack Barracks. This is the largest military barracks in Australia and is a fine location to learn about the history and future plans of the country's military. Easily reached from the Oaks Gateway on Palmer; the barracks entertain small groups of visitors at a time. Comprehensive tours are conducted highlighting all areas of interest to kids with an appetite for information on Australian military. Especially interesting are the stories of Townsville's courageous men and women who lost their lives in battle.

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Discover the Allures of Paluma Range – Paluma Range National Park, Crystal Creek QLD

Discover the Allures of Paluma Range – Paluma Range National Park, Crystal Creek QLD

Paluma is a natural park that allows visitors to camp onsite. Children will love the natural surroundings, bathing pool and treks into the verdant forests. The range is home to three beautiful freshwater pools that are just right for a splash and refreshing bath. The three pools named Crystal Creek, Lake Paluma and Jourama Falls are open to the public and best enjoyed after a day's trek through the forest. There are varied walking treks in the Mount Spec area of the range; the easiest is the 800 metre Rockslides Walking Track. And for the young ones the biggest thrill would be to spot a platypus or Easter water dragon frolicking in Paluma Lake.

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The Museum of Tropical QLD – Flinders Street

The Museum of Tropical QLD – Flinders Street

Ideal to understand the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland this museum is quite an attraction for the young and old. Kids will love the displays including dinosaurs, ancient life, aborigine culture and animals amongst many more.