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. Plan to see The Strand and other attractions that appeal to you using our Townsville trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely spot overlooking the water with Maggie Island not far away and everything looking lush and pretty. The beautiful big trees providing shade along the Strand from the sun are just beautiful. Very...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Strand has had a complete makeover - from a tidal saltier rockpool to swim in at one end, to a great fun water park for kids (and adults) at the other end, there is something for everyone. With th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Strand includes many and varied places to enjoy good food, pleasant company, and something to drink. From our five night sample, we enjoyed every meal and the ambience and service that went with i...  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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