Things to do in tropical North Queensland  

There’s so many things to see in Townsville and tropical North Queensland including:

  • Magnetic Island – A short ferry ride will  transport you to this tropical paradise to experience secluded bays, spectacular beaches and activities to entertain & excite
  • Reef HQ – Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef while staying dry at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.
  • Hinchinbrook – Explore world heritage listed rainforests by foot to find Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls
  • Great Barrier Reef – Dive into the world famous coral reef system to get up close and personal with breathtaking coral and marine life
  • The Strand – Townsville’s thriving beach foreshore features a spectacular scenic backdrop to enjoy at one of many restaurants or cafes. A perfect place to cool off in the salt water rock pools or the Strand Water Park
  • Charters Towers – Delve into Australia’s Gold Rush & military history. Once known as ‘The World’ the region is now a heritage montage to the grandeur it once was  

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Magnetic Island 

A tropical playground only 20 minutes from Townsville CBD! The island promises 23 palm - fringed bays and beaches to explore, stunning coral reefs and is a haven for native wildlife with two-thirds of the island classified as national park. 

Spend your time on the island sailing, bush walking, snorkeling or dining, or introduce yourself to the communities most popular residents, the koalas, where the largest colony in Northern Australia call the island home. 

Reef HQ

Visit the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, also the home of Australia's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself with magical views in the underwater viewing tunnel where you can get up close and personal to charismatic marine creatures and predators that lurk below. The 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibition will open your eyes to beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.  

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Known for its World Heritage-listed rainforests, Hinchinbrook is a nature lovers dream! Home of the Southern Hemispheres largest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls, there is awe-inspiring scenery to be discovered around every corner.

Work up an appetite as the town centre of Ingham is known for its large Italian community where you can taste authentic Italian cuisine as well as a diverse range of local produce. 

Jezzine Barracks

This heritage precinct built to commemorate the military and Aboriginal heritage of the area, features coastal boardwalks, specially commissioned public artwork, traditional plantings and parklands. 

The coastal walkway connects Rowes Bay and The Strand with stops along the way at observation decks, Kissing Point Fort, the Crossed Boomerang Amphitheatre, parklands and the Kennedy Regiment Plaza. 


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