When it comes to Townsville, skip the taxi fare. This Northern Queensland hub is best experienced on foot.

Stroll down grand old promenades lined with 19th-century buildings or make the trek up Castle Hill to look out across the city. Vitamin D is in ample supply in this sundrenched city, which remains cloudless for approximately 320 days of the year. Check out the beautiful beaches of nearby Magnetic Island or explore the city’s aquarium.

Frequently Asked Questions about Townsville

How long is the ferry ride from Townsville to Magnetic Island?

There are several ferry services between Townsville and Magnetic Island. The ferry transfer takes about 20-25 minutes, and there's several options, so you won't have to wait too long for a ride. Bear in mind the ferries board about 20 minutes before departure, so get to the terminals in Ross Creek early!

How high is Castle Hill?

When you're puttering around Townsville, you're sure to see Castle Hill, because it's 286 metres high. Hike up to the top for some incredible views-send us a photo, will ya?