Townsville Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Army Museum of North Queensland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Seeing as they guarded Queensland’s coast for over 100 years, it only make sense that Townsville’s military be given a proper museum. Here at the Army Museum ...  Read more

Magnetic Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The shores of Queensland are known for their rugged beauty, untouched coastlines and breathtaking landscapes. Nowhere is Mother Nature’s splendor more evident ...  Read more

Museum of Tropical Queensland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Since 2000, the Museum of Tropical Queensland—the only branch of the museum north of Brisbane—has been exploring the culture, traditions and heritage of this ...  Read more

The Strand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

All roads in central Townsville eventually lead to The Strand. As the city’s most beautiful and popular beach, The Strand is the sparkling centerpiece of ...  Read more

Jezzine Barracks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

For over a century, the Jezzine Barracks protected Townsville from the threat of outside attack. Cannons and guns were placed high atop the promontory, facing ...  Read more

Maritime Museum of Townsville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Prior to the advent of rail in Australia, Townsville was an outpost in Northern Queensland that could only be reached by sea. Ships and lightkeepers were ...  Read more

Reef HQ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The world’s largest living coral reef aquarium is located on Queensland’s Tropical Far North coast in Townsville and serves as the ultimate way to experience ...  Read more

Castle Hill

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Whether it’s from the ground or from the top, the Castle Hill views are some of the best in Townsville. Majestic pink mountains framed by palm trees climb ...  Read more

Billabong Sanctuary

Centered around a 4-acre (2-hectare) billabong in the heart of the Australian outback, the family-owned Billabong Sanctuary has been devoted to the protection ...  Read more

Kissing Point Fort

A lot of people tend to forget that Australians were wary of Russians. At least that was the case in the late 1800s, when Kissing Point Fort was first ...  Read more

Orpheus Island

Imagine an island risen up in the midst of the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by turquoise waters and tropical coast. Orpheus Island is a private island ...  Read more


There are few items that define the tropics more than a rustling palm tree, and at Townsville’s lush, palm-strewn Palmetum, visitors will find a different palm ...  Read more

Paluma Range National Park

This popular national park, owned by the Nywaigi Aboriginal people, is known by locals as the misty mountain. That’s because most mornings gray mist gathers ...  Read more

Royal Australian Air Force Museum

In the early stages of World War II, when Japanese forces were systematically taking over the Pacific, Northern Queensland was more of a buffer—rather than a ...  Read more

SS Yongala Dive Site

Townsville’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has made it a destination for underwater adventurers. Travelers from across the globe gather here to ...  Read more

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