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6 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Townsville - Attractions that will completely baffle you!

Townsville is one of the laid-back towns in North Queensland, Australia. This is one of the biggest tropical towns in this country which has at least 320 days of sunshine annually. So, let’s check out some of the fun activities you can do when in Townsville.


Magnetic Island

Townsville is very popular for the day trips to Magnetic Island. This is only 8 km away and the view of the coast and the rolling hills in the periphery is completely sublime. If you ever wondered how heaven would look like, well, probably something like this! You can have scenic walking tours, relax, check out so many tourist attractions and even go diving! Besides, if you're looking for Townsville accommodation apartments you can check out properties like Oaks Metropole Hotel, for a good experience.


Castle Hill

Next on the list is Castle Hill. So, what is this all about? Well, this is a very significant landmark; a 290 m high peak from where you can have 360° views of the town. You can even spot the Magnetic island from here and right across the city. It will give you a proper bearing of Townsville and you can pick out some of the popular tourist attractions from up here. It also has a very colourful history as it was this place that the American soldiers strategically used to have an upper hand during World War II.


Billabong Sanctuary

How can you come to Australia and not check out these native Australian animals? Wondering what that is? Well, it is definitely the koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, crocs and so much more. If you ever want to have an experience where you can get close and feed these animals and even cuddle some of them, you can do so at the Billabong Sanctuary. There is also a feeding show featuring the crocs!


Jezzine Barracks and the Army Museum

This is a place that beautifully tells the interesting history of the aboriginal people and the military who defended this town. This is also a very nice spot to spend some time in after a busy day exploring. The history is so fascinating you will be soaked up in it in no time!


Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

This reef system gives you a glimpse into all the different creatures that live in the tropical waters of Australia. This is the world's biggest living coral reef aquarium. More than 150 marine animals call it their home and there are many exhibits showcasing all these different animals and you will simply fall in love with this place.


The Strand

This beachfront is very popular among tourists and locals and stretches for around 2 1/2 km along the beautiful waters of the Cleveland Bay. You will find yourself heading there to experience the tropical vibes quite often. The beaches are dotted with palm trees that sway to and fro with the gentle cooling breeze. With a nice cocktail, you will feel completely relaxed!