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3 Days in Townsville North Queensland



Explore tropical rainforest and awe-inspiring waterfalls in World Heritage National Parks, brush up on some local history and discover the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef in a living coral aquarium at Reef HQ. Take a sunset hike to Townsville’s best scenic lookout point at Castle Hill and afterwards soak up the city’s laidback dining scene. Get back to nature on picturesque Magnetic Island and go koala-spotting from an open-top jeep or ‘topless’ car. Or share breakfast with the koalas and crocs and set sail for a day of bay-hopping, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and beachcombing before heading back to the mainland.

At a glance:

  • 1 night Townsville, 1 night Magnetic Island
  • Beaches
  • History
  • Wildlife and nature
  • Snorkelling and sailing