11 places to see in Townsville
Here we go with the 11 places to see in 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!
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
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
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
With views out to Magnetic Island this stretch of The Strand is a top spot for a relaxed BBQ.
6. Billabong Sanctuary
Hang out with the crocs and other Aussie animals at the Billabong Sanctuary.
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
9. Wallaman Falls
Take a day trip out to Wallaman Falls, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall.
10. Alligator Creek Falls
For a day at a swimming hole without the road trip, head to Alligator Creek Falls.
11. Mt Stuart Lookout
A final look at Townsville from the Mt Stuart Lookout with sweeping views over Townsville, Castle Hill and Magnetic Island.