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Townsville

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. Townsville is in Queensland. Use our world travel planner: Townsville and all its delights await.
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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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