Townsville is a vibrant region that encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged Outback and country terrain. But the appeal of this lovely region expands further from the city of Townsville.
To the east sprawls the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and it isn’t hard to see why.[ReadMoreMob] It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only living thing on earth visible from space. To the west of Townsville you will find the vast outback while to the north stands lush rainforest, while in the city centre you will find the world renowned Reef HQ - the world's largest living coral reef aquarium - the Billabong Sanctuary, where you can learn all about Australia's fascinating wildlife, and many other cultural and heritage attractions.
The world's largest living coral aquarium, this is considered one of the top aquariums in the South Pacific and is home to thousands of marine creatures in addition to the huge coral reef exhibit.
A wildlife park located in Nome, these 25 acres of natural bushland are home to koalas, kangaroos and wallabies as well as a whole host of other wildlife.
Magnetic Island’s relaxed lifestyle, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef make it a worthwhile attraction. A 25-minute ferry ride from Townsville, it sits within the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, albeit with a rocky landscape that differs from the usual tropical rainforest found on many of the Great Barrier Reef islands. Magnetic Island has less rainfall than the Wet Tropics to the north and the Whitsundays to the south