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The Strand Tours and Activities

The Strand
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 Townsville’s golden coast. Even better, it has twice been voted “Australia’s Cleanest Beach” for its tidy, modern facilities. Take a jog on the walking paths that weave along the coast, or plan an afternoon barbecue or picnic on the park’s expansive lawn.

Fishermen gather at the northern end, in front of Kissing Point Fort, as bathers wade in the famous Rock Pool that faces out to sea. If it’s “stinger” season for Queensland’s box jellies, the section of beach just south of the pool has stinger nets and lifeguards. Waves are rarely an issue here, and it’s easy to simply float on your back and feel the sun on your face. For an extended trip when walking The Strand, make the climb up to Kissing Point Fort, where views stretch out to Magnetic Island and the vast Pacific beyond. The passenger ferry to Magnetic Island also departs from The Strand, and families will enjoy the large waterpark that’s perfect for children. Add in roadside cafés and restaurants just steps from the manicured grounds, and it’s easy to see why the famous Strand is the most happening place in town.

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Stinger nets are in place from November-April, and beach admission is free. Travelers can find festive night markets along the shores of the Strand on the fourth Friday of every month. On New Year’s Eve, residents also gather for an annual fireworks display.
Address: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Australia
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60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

If you’re seeking a unique sightseeing experience of Palm Island, look no further than this scenic helicopter ride from Townsville. In a small group limited to four passengers, you’ll glide over Magnetic Island before tracing the trail of Palm Island’s archipelago. Listen to commentary delivered by your pilot via a headset and gain a holistic picture of the iconic Great Barrier Reef National Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Townsville Sunset Sail Sailing Cruise Boat Tour

Townsville Sunset Sail Sailing Cruise Boat Tour

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Experience the magic of a sunset in Australia’s tropical north, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef. Set sail from Townsville and watch the color of the sky change to hues of pinks, yellows, and oranges as the sun sets over the azure waters.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.30
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Townsville early Morning Sailing Cruise Boat Tour

Townsville early Morning Sailing Cruise Boat Tour

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Take in views of Magnetic Island, Townsville, and Cleveland Bay that you would otherwise miss on land on a morning sail around Magnetic Island. Unlike many sailing tours, you won't have to battle large crowds as this one operates with a maximum of just six guests, making for a realxing and scenic start to the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.30
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Sailing boat overnight live aboard experience Townsville

Sailing boat overnight live aboard experience Townsville

Experience life on a live-aboard boat during this fun overnight trip. You'll spend a couple of hours sailing around, then put anchor to watch the sunset. Bring your own alcoholic drinks to enjoy. After a serene night at sea, wake in time for a glorious sunrise and recharge with breakfast. An easy way to have a sailing adventure if you don't know how to sail.
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  • 20 hours
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