The Strand, Townsville

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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 featuring a jetty, a recreational park, restaurants, cafes, and swimming pools. Recently named Australia's cleanest beachfront, the area hosts frequent festivities, fireworks displays, and art exhibitions. Consider checking out the city-sponsored program that highlights the area's many recreational options. You can choose to do one or all of the activities, including barbequing, swimming, cycling, skating, jogging, surfing, or diving. The program's events are popular with visitors and locals alike. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Strand and many more Townsville attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Townsville trip planning app .
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  • Great place to just veg out. Great eateries. Best gelato. Long boards is great. Shore drive for tapas. Great weather. Great paths. Well lit for nights.  more »
  • This place was great! It has a good mix of the Australian coastline (reminding me of great holidays on the south and north coast of NSW), and the tropical element had me back in Hawaii (so much so I b...  more »
  • Lovely place to drive or walk along, so much to see and water views amazing. Cafes and hotels align the Strand. It seems to go on for ever and leads to lots of amazing places  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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