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Must grab experiences in Townsville – Chill in a sunny destination

Many of you won't believe that Townsville is a great holiday destination until you explore it yourself. Often considered as a widely underrated town when it comes to the tourist aspect, Townsville has several great experiences to offer for couples, families, and all alike.


Magnetic Island

If tranquil beaches, hidden bays, amazing wildlife, and challenging walking tracks can bring pleasure to you, then you will find your perfect definition of bliss on Magnetic Island. From properties, the likes of Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel, heading to Magnetic Island will just be a 20-min ferry ride's deal and this experience is truly a magical escape that you shouldn't miss. There's a huge array of things to see and do including snorkelling and fishing.


Reef HQ Aquarium

Although many people are not aware of it, the largest living coral reef aquarium is here! So, why not have a visit to this aquarium when you are on a vacation? This is, so far, the best showcase of the awesomeness of the Great Barrier Reef, and those who don't get the chance to see what it offers to the divers can get a similar experience here. There is also a turtle hospital managed by this aquarium, and you can see what they do to rehabilitate injured turtles that they've found.


Castle Hill

Like most of the cities out there, Townsville also has a lookout point and that's Castle Hill. Since many of the Townsville accommodation apartments are located within the close vicinity, this attraction never lacks visitors on any given day, and as multiple viewing platforms are available all over the hill, your experience will not at all be disturbed by the crowds coming in. If you choose to walk to the summit, you will surely be able to enjoy the beauty of plants and flowers, while also spotting some rock wallabies, falcons and kites on your way.


Military History Tours

Townsville is a city with military importance. It is home to the largest Army barracks in the country and has played an important military role over the past 130 years. Because of this reason, there are many defence sites, memorials, and museums in this city, and they are surely worth a visit. It can be recommended to take a guided tour covering all these places in Townsville as there are things to learn about history, culture, and heritage related to each of these attractions.


Town Common Conservation Park

You will not at all expect to see a large, natural showcase of wildlife located so close to the city, but in Townsville, you do! Town Common Conservation Park is all about it. If you are someone who loves bird watching, you are lucky enough to spot more than 250 species of bird at this park, and there are also many other animals such as ducks, wallabies, dingoes, and herons to be explored. Nature photographers just love this park for everything it offers, and it has some great surprises for you as well.