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World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Townsville
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Zoo
Billabong Sanctuary , Townsville
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Cuddle koalas and feed cassowaries at Billabong Sanctuary, where you can have close encounters with Australian wildlife, from kangaroos to cr
Landmark
Jezzine Barracks , Townsville
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Lookout
Mount Stuart , Townsville
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Landmark
Riverway , Townsville
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One of the city’s most exciting and dynamic areas is Riverway, offering a combination of commercial, cultural, and leisure/sports activities.

Townsville

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Beaches · Scenic Walking Areas · Zoos
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop. Its appeal lies in its marinas, promenades, and avenues. Proximity to a number of beaches offers visitors and locals alike an escape from the urban environment. In the build up to your vacation in Townsville, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Australia trip itinerary maker website.

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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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