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Outdoor Townsville

Boat Rental
Big Mama Sailing , Townsville
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Island
4.2
See one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of coral at Museum of Tropical Queensland. This museum of natural history a
World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Townsville
4.6
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Tours from $207
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4.2
Duration: 9 hours
Go open-water diving on the SS ‘Yongala’ wreck, considered one of the best dive sites in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Your day trip to one of the largest and most intact historic shipwrecks includes two dives with a choice of tanks and weights or full equipment. Enjoy lunch and refreshments on board, and make the most of your dive with a certified guide (optional hire). Numbers are limited to 21 to ensure personalized attention on your small-group excursion, departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island.
Book on Viator from $226
Scenic Walking Area
Castle Hill , Townsville
4.8
Rising to a height of 286 m (938 ft) above sea level and dominating the skyline, Castle Hill is a pink granite monolith in the heart of the c
Tours from $294
Beach
The Strand , Townsville
4.8
An important part of Townsville's history since the city was founded in the mid-19th century, The Strand is a long strip of the shore featuri
Tours from $73

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Where to stay in Townsville

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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