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Top 05 Things to Do in Townsville - A hidden Queensland attraction

Townsville in Queensland has many attractions for the visitor and here are some things to do when you are in this area.

1

Visit the Magnetic Island

This is kind of a rite of passage when you are visiting Townsville and no vacation to the area is complete without experiencing the many attractions offered by the Magnetic Island. Found just a short distance away from the mainland, you can easily access this place by boat, especially if you are put up at Townsville accommodation or apartments the likes of Oaks Metropole Hotel. The magnetic Island has many interesting features including wildlife, gorgeous beaches, secluded private bays and mini walking paths along with a convenient location for an attractive Marine Park. You will also have the opportunity to engage in a number of water sports activities including snorkelling and swimming to say the least.

2

Explore the Reef HQ aquarium

If you are someone who has an interest in Marine creatures and the environment found underwater you will be amazed by this remarkable aquarium found in Townsville. This place has the distinction of being the world's largest aquarium to feature a functioning coral reef. The aquarium showcases the magnificent Great Barrier Reef for the people who do not want to dive under the water to take a look at it. The highlight of this aquarium is obviously the coral reef feature along with a wide variety of marine life.

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef

As stated earlier, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest and most significant attractions of Townsville and if you want to explore it up close and underwater you might have to go deep-sea diving. This remarkable creation of nature is considered to rank among the world's most natural wonders, and if you are an average deep-sea diver you will have the opportunity to experience this at one of the many diving locations found in and around the area. You will also be able to explore with a variety of excursion options like the shipwrecks found underwater, the canyons and reefs. If you are an experienced diver, you can also explore the depths further.

4

The Strand

It is a popular promenade that is set right on the beachfront of Townsville and is a popular entertainment hub for all the people who visit and live there. Stretching on for more than two kilometres this leisure area has many facilities like Barbeque areas, cycling paths, walking tracks and playgrounds for the young ones. After an evening out at this hub, you will be able to regain your energy at one of the restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs found right nearby.

5

The Castle Hill

Townsville has a unique place which is known as the Castle Hill that is located right within the central business district. You will definitely not miss the place when you are exploring the town as it makes for a very prominent attraction with the red colour and its lanky height. Castle Hill is a popular hiking and trekking location. And once you reach the top you will have a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the bay in the distance.

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