Next time you find yourself wandering around Queensland, make your way to Townsville. This coastal city has a little something for everyone, from aquariums built around the nearby Great Barrier Reef, to beautiful surroundings to explore.
Don’t limit yourself to the schedules of public transport or beg a friend to drive you around; instead, book one of Wotif’s Townsville car hire deals and see it all on your own time.
You can’t really say you’ve been to Townsville if you haven’t seen The Strand, so motor on over to the eastern side of town and see what this hot spot has on offer. Park your Townsville car rental and walk along the beach, or take the grommets (or yourself) to the water park.
Fancy learning more about the local wildlife? Just over a kilometre away is the Reef HQ Aquarium. This is the biggest living coral reef aquarium in the world, so pay attention! It’s a great place to get to know the Great Barrier Reef, which runs just offshore.
Just because you booked your car hire in Townsville doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Some 200km down National Highway A1 is Bowen, better known as “the salad bowl of Australia”. Set at the very top of the fantastic Whitsundays, Bowen has heaps of beaches, restaurants and yes, lots and lots of fresh fruits and veggies for you to try.
While you’re there, snap a selfie with the Big Mango. Really. Where else can you say you’ve seen such a thing?
Wotif makes it easy to save dollarydoos while booking Townsville accommodation. We aren’t just about lodging, either; our Townsville holidays let you mix and match airfares and hotels so you can get the biggest bang for your buck. Plan your getaway today—we’ll see you in “Town” tomorrow!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Townsville? Check out our Townsville travel guide!