Townsville is the biggest city in northern Queensland and is located on the East Coast. Just as in Carins, that’s 346 km away, Great Barrier Reef is a gate to the city, and make it a popular place for diving and swimming.
On Magnetic Island lying in front of Townsville in the namesake National Park various species of birds and koalas dwell. And in Billabong Sanctuary you shouldn’t be afraid to observe crocodiles and pythons. The highest waterfall in Australia can’t be missed in any excursion! Even if you are short in time try to have at least a glimpse at such treasury.
However Townsville has other places of interest. It is called a Garden City for a reason. Here there are especially many gardens and parks with Mediterranean sea style. In no other city of Australia this Mediterranean atmosphere is so strong. That makes you wonder if this is the reason why Australian-Italian Festival takes place in Townsville.
Thought Townsville is only a cat’s jump away from Outback, you should know that around Townsville rice and sugar are successfully grown. Excursions to sugar-refineries are available.
For active rest various kids of sport activities are available in Townsville. One of the things to experience is diving, but it is also the right place for those who are keen on party golf, rock-climbing or horse riding.