If North Queensland had a capital, Townsville would be it. This tropical city is at the centre of a region that will help you pack a whole lot into your holiday. And why would you want to stay anywhere else when our Townsville accommodation has something for everyone. With hotels, motels and apartments in the CBD and accommodation on The Strand, choose Townsville for your next break.
With approximately 300 days of sunshine a year, in Townsville you can crisscross your way from coastal towns, islands, beaches and rainforests to outback heritage hot spots and country surrounds. In the east you’ll find the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback lies a little way out west, Magnetic Island and Hinchinbrook Island are waiting for you in the north or you can head south to some of Queensland’s big mango and sugar cane farming districts.
Townsville is host to a range of attractions for everyone. Families will love visiting Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, or getting up close with native Australian animals at Billabong Sanctuary. Feeling lucky? Why not hit Jupiters Townsville, a casino where Townsville’s nightlife comes to life. Book one of our Townsville accommodation options in Palmer Street, and you will be in Townsville’s most popular dining precinct which offers local and fresh culinary delights from all over the world! The gourmet goodies don’t end there, with the Cotters Market, Strand Night Markets and Townsville City Markets proving popular with tourists and locals alike.
Sports fans will also have plenty to get excited about in Townsville. As the home of the North Queensland Cowboys, there’s no going past a good game of NRL here. Visit the 1300SMILES Stadium to watch the game, previously known as the Dairy Farmers Stadium and Willows Sports Complete. The V8 Supercars Sucrogen Townsville 400 is another big event and promises great racing thrills every first weekend in July.
Approximately 90 kms from Townsville is Charters Towers, a town rich in history and, at the peak of Gold Rush times, was the second largest city in Queensland. Stay at one of our Charters Towers accommodation options and take the time to enjoy the charm of this delightful town. No trip to North Queensland would be complete without an escape to one of region’s Islands. Magnetic Island is a short ferry ride and makes for a great day trip. Thinking of staying the night? Check out our Magnetic Island accommodation, which ranges from new and luxurious self contained apartments to cheap and cheerful motels and resorts. With more than half of the island being a National Park, this destination offers bush walking, nature watching as well as some beautiful views of rocky headlands and beaches. Find your Townsville hotel here.