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5 Cheap Things to Do in Townsville – It’s all about being wallet-friendly

The city of Townsville is famous for plenty of things, but if you’re on a strict budget, here are a few inexpensive, wallet-friendly things to do while you’re here.


Castle Hill

Costing absolutely nothing, hike up Castle Hill to enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the city. This towering pink granite mountain is great for picnics and explorers looking to quench their thirst for adventure. Unfortunately, though, you won’t find a castle. The hill was once used by American soldiers during the course of the Second World War, as it provided a great view of the surroundings. There’s an observation bunker from the war at the corner of the hill. Located on the other side of Ross Creek, Castle Hill is less than an hour away from Oaks Gateway Suites and other similar apartments and hotels in Townsville.


Wallaman Falls

Approximately 2 hours from Townsville, you’ll find the highest single drop waterfall in Australia, known as Wallaman Falls located within Girringin National Park. The only cost you’ll need is the fuel to get here. The main lookout offers visitors a stunning view of Stony Creek as it plunges 268 metres through a single line. Do keep in mind that swimming in the waterfall pool is prohibited as the rocks are slippery, however, if you intend on camping, the camping site has a small swimming hole for visitors to cool off in. There are also barbeque facilities available near the campsites for visitors at no extra cost.


Drive-in movies

A great idea for a date night – enjoy a drive-in movie night with your partner. The Tors Drive-In Cinema, located in Charters Towers is one of the longest-running drive-in cinemas and the oldest in Queensland. It costs $8.50 per adult and food prices range from $2 to $7, where you can opt for lolly bags, ham and cheese toasties, burgers and other snacks. Check out their website for more details on currently screening movies and upcoming films!


Beach it

Camp in Townsville’s’ sunny coast and golden shores and catch your own dinner! Enjoy long, slow walks under the moonlight before heading back to your tent and falling asleep to the sounds of crashing waves. Toomulla, Balgal and Saunders beaches are ideal for those looking for free beaches to pitch a tent and camp, however, you’re only allowed to stay there for 48 hours.


It’s market time

With no entrance fee, you can head over to the iconic North Shore Markets to buy some fresh veggies and fruits. Operating on Saturday mornings, treat yourself to some locally made items. You can also visit Willows Rotary Market and Cotters Market on Sunday and shop for everything from handmade jewellery to delicious Belgium crepes. If you’re looking for a night market with some live music and entertainment, check out The Strand Night Markets, open on the first Friday of each month from May to December. You’ll be able to buy anything from essential oils and vintage clothes to dog treats and Italian cannolis.

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