Queens Gardens Townsville, North Ward

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Loosely divided into a formal rose garden, two hedge mazes, a rain forest walk, and a small aviary, Queens Gardens Townsville is a heritage-listed botanical garden at the base of Castle Hill. Established in 1870, the park was originally meant to be an important part of the city’s long-term plans for the development of the food and farming industry, with extensive plantings of hoop pines and black beans. Some of this original vegetation still grows inside the gardens today, representing some of the oldest cultivated plants in Australia. Extensively redesigned in the 1950s to meet the city’s growing need for more recreational green zones, the park includes sheltered picnic areas, public toilet facilities, and plenty of parking. To visit Queens Gardens Townsville on your trip to Townsville, use our Townsville road trip website .
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  • Amazing beauty everywhere you look in these stunning gardens. The colors are beautiful, both in the flowers and trees. They are beautiful gardens to wander around, finding a new treasure at every turn...  more »
  • We did the short stroll through the gardens. It would be better if the mazes were a little taller but there is one tree in particular that my partner and I agree is the most beautiful tree we have eve...  more »
  • If you love birds head to Queens Park. There you will find not only many wild indigenous species, but also avaries with rescued parrots, finches and more. Glorious old trees provide a lush and shady h...  more »

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The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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