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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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  • Whenever I am in Townsville I will always incorporate a morning or evening walk along the strand, somedays both. The Strand is the nicest part of Townsville. It offers a long scenic walk along the for...  more »
  • Completed the walk up around the headland. Very nice boardwalk in place and information points along the way. 
  • Beautiful gardens and grass areas with pathways along the length of the strand. Playgrounds and waterpark were great entertainment for the kids. Lovely cafes and a jetty to walk out on. Shaded areas i...  more »