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The Top Places to Visit in Townsville – Experiencing the Best of Townsville

Whether you are into wildlife or wild fun, Townsville is one place that does not disappoint. It may be quaint and charming but it has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Here are some of the top picks.


Reef Aquarium

Prepare to be blown away by an underwater setting that showcases the best of the marine world right here on land. The Reef HQ Aquarium is a favourite place among families for it feels literally like taking a trip underwater. The tank in this aquarium holds a staggering 2.5 million litres of water which happens to be home to around 120 different species of fish. You also get lots of beautiful coral here adding an underwater Eden feel to the whole experience. Visiting the Reef Aquarium does not just provide viewing pleasure for there are a couple of interactive activities that can be tried out. The turtle hospital is plenty of fun for you can try feeding and touching the turtles found here.


Museum of Tropical Queensland

Indulge in the historic side of Queensland in the museum of tropical Queensland where visitors can learn a little something about the yesteryears of this region. For school age children, this place provides a wholesome educative experience and many of the exhibits found here are interactive and plenty of fun. If you are a history buff in particular this place offers plenty of insightful information. Adorned with a treasure trove of both scientific and historic artefacts there certainly is so much to learn from this attraction.


Longboard Bar and Grill

A holiday in Queensland is not quite complete without indulging in the food scene that this city has in store. Food is a big part of the Queensland culture and one thing for sure is that these people certainly know their way around grilling. To enjoy a good grilled meal and an authentic Aussie ambience visit the Longboard Bar and Grill. This is actually a surf themed pub restaurant that has both amazing drinks as well as a long line of grilled dishes. You also find hear tacos and buffalo wings; both of which are nothing short of heavenly.


Blue Water Park and Urban Forest

If you want to explore a freshwater creek within the premises of a park, Blue Water Park and Urban Forest is the best place to visit. For the many fitness enthusiasts out there this park offers an interesting fitness trail where one can enjoy a holistic work out any time of the day.


Flinders Street East

This is an interesting part of the Townsville City where visitors can just take a stroll and witness the city in all its glory. There are shops, restaurants and the general city vibe all of which are great to experience; especially if you are coming from afar. In fact you can try and choose to stay at one of the hotels in Townsville located around the area. The Oaks M on Palmer for instance is just 15 minutes on foot.

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