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Top Adventures to have in Townsville – The Top List!

Townsville is located to the northeast of Queensland and is part of the famous Sunshine Coast. There are many things you can do to have an absolutely adventurous holiday in Townsville thanks to it having a wide variety of holiday fun from calm and slow, to action-packed for the whole family.


Adventure Sports

Take part in several kinds of adventure sports like off-roading, snorkelling, diving and water-skiing. You will find that Townsville is a town for all kinds of people which is why it is highly advisable to get up to date on Townsville accommodation deals. This way you can make the most of your planned trip to the Sunshine Coast once lockdown restrictions have been lifted in Australia.


Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary of 11 hectares located in Nome, Queensland. It is open on weekends from 9 am onwards and has plenty of animals that children would especially love to go and see. There are plenty of activities that allow you to get close to the animals like crocodile feeding, koala hugs, hand-feeding kangaroos, the reptile show, the bird flight show and holding a wombat. The animals are well cared for and the staff are making sure that they aren't being exploited.


Visit the Strand

The Strand is 2.5 km of calm waters, a beachfront promenade and the colourful Strand Water Park. It's a quick drive from Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel. It is the perfect place to take the family if you are looking to cool down on a hot day. You can swim in the lagoon or the ocean, go jogging, biking on the green, go for a walk along the promenade, catch fish off the jetty or enjoy a nice beach picnic.


Museum of Tropical Queensland

The Museum of Tropical Queensland is an excellent museum that has displays from prehistoric times to today. The museum has many great exhibits. One of the crowd favourites is the HMS Pandora that tells a great story that sank off the coast of Cape York in 1790. There are also great exhibits of the ecosystems that make up Queensland's diverse landscapes. As well as those aimed at children like the Enchanted Rainforest. It's the perfect place to go to learn about history, the indigenous people and anything as far back as the dinosaurs.


Army Museum North Queensland

Jezzine Barracks is located on the beachfront quite close to The Strand. The restored Kissing Point Fort is the focal point of this area where you can see how the fort was used during colonial times and how it has played a key role in defence from 1885 to 2006.
The land is traditionally owned by the Bindal and Wulgurukaba people who have set up art installations and interpretive signs with which you can learn more about their indigenous culture.
You can also visit the Army Museum North Queensland which has some comprehensive exhibits on the Boer War, both the World Wars, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

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