4. The Strand

11 places to see in Townsville

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Are you curious about what to see and do in Townsville? Take a quick trip with local Instagrammer and photographer Greg Taylor (aka @jpeggreg) around some of Townsville’s must-see spots.

Here we go with the 11 places to see in Townsville.

Castle Hill, Townsville

1. Castle Hill

Over 1,000 people walk or run up Castle Hill every day for this 360-degree view of Townsville. Worth it!

Reef HQ, Twonsville

2. Reef HQ

Reef HQ is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. They also have a turtle hospital dedicated to rehabilitating sick and injured marine turtles like this one and since 2009 they have released 36 back into the ocean!

3. Museum of Tropical Queensland

3. Museum of Tropical Queensland

Right next door to Reef HQ is the Museum of Tropical Queensland. They’ve got an extensive collection of coral specimens and shipwreck artefacts on display.

4. The Strand

4. The Strand

Just a short walk or drive from Castle Hill is one of Townsville’s best attractions, The Strand, stretching along the foreshore.

5. BBQ with a view

5. BBQ with a view

With views out to Magnetic Island this stretch of The Strand is a top spot for a relaxed BBQ.

6. Billabong Sanctuary

6. Billabong Sanctuary

Hang out with the crocs and other Aussie animals at the Billabong Sanctuary.

7. Jezzine Barracks Lookout

7. Jezzine Barracks Lookout

This particular lookout is part of the Jezzine Barracks redevelopment which has amazing views out to Magnetic Island.

8. Magnetic Island

8. Magnetic Island

Spend a few days exploring the bays and beaches of Magnetic Island and keep a look out for koalas. The island is home to the largest wild population of the furry sleepyheads in Queensland.

9. Wallaman Falls

9. Wallaman Falls

Take a day trip out to Wallaman Falls, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall.

10. Alligator Creek Falls

10. Alligator Creek Falls

For a day at a swimming hole without the road trip, head to Alligator Creek Falls.

11. Mt Stuart Lookout

11. Mt Stuart Lookout

A final look at Townsville from the Mt Stuart Lookout with sweeping views over Townsville, Castle Hill and Magnetic Island.

Tempted to take a trip to Townsville?