Search

Home

Travel Inspiration

Deals

Book Now

Book Now

Events

2019 Events and Insider Guide

Whether it's on the beach, the stage, or field, be prepared to experience world-class events in spectacular settings. View or download your 2019 Events and Insider Guide to start planning your perfect holiday to Townsville North Queensland. 

Events

30th November 2019 to 8th March 2020

Rescue

How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with lives at stake? Rescue puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. Experience the challenges, technology and training used by specialist rescue teams through a range of exciting hands‑on exhibits. Take the controls of a full-size helicopter simulator, navigate jet skis around obstacles, find your way through a smoke-filled room and much more!

More Info
8th December 2019

Carols by Candlelight

Join Townsville City Council and celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 2019 Carols by Candlelight. The event will feature a headline artist, performances from plenty of local talent and vocal support from the 80 piece community choir - all backed by the 1RAR band!

More Info
18th December 2019 to 22nd December 2019

Stable on the Strand

Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its 18th birthday in 2019 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40,000 people over five nights as Christmas is shared with story, song and festivity. Stable on the Strand will feature the Town of Bethlehem: the story of the birth of Jesus told interactively using live actors as wise men, shepherds, Roman soldiers, King Herod, and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus; camels, chickens, goats, sheep, and a donkey for children to pat; huge carousel in the Stable Village; fabulous youth program; great children's activities; amazing entertainment on the Main Stage with local and guest artists; hospitality areas: enjoy the ambiance of Stable on the Strand while enjoying free tea, coffee and Christmas Cake. Entry is free!

More Info
19th December 2019

PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 22

What is PechaKucha? PechaKucha 20x20, or “PKs”, are a simple and visual way to tell stories. You show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. PKs are presented at inspiring public events, PechaKucha Nights, and are saved as shareable content on their Website. 6.00pm, talks start at 6:30pm sharp.

More Info
26th December 2019

Australia Day - Great Australian Bites 2020

• Multi-cultural food court • Kite display along the foreshore • Live entertainment featuring local bands • Free amusements and kids activities • Licensed bar area showcasing local craft beers and distilleries (TBC)

More Info
31st December 2019 to 1st January 2020

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

More Info
31st December 2019 to 1st January 2020

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

More Info
12th January 2020

Get Active Expo 2020

Lets get active Townsville! At the 2020 Get Active Expo. Now in its fifth year the expo is a one stop sport, recreation, health and fitness exhibition. Try sports in the active zone, sign up to a sporting club, check out over 100 exhibitors and meet your active hero’s. There will be healthy eating workshops, giveaways and more. The 2020 Get Active Expo, Sunday 12 January at Townsville Stadium, entry is FREE, visit Council’s What’s On website for more details.

More Info
26th January 2020

Australia Day

Townsville City Council will host Australia Day celebrations starting at 7am at Jezzine Barracks followed by the Great Australian Bites event from 12pm to 5pm at Strand Park. These events bring the community together to celebrate the multicultural society and the values, freedoms and lifestyle of the nation. The 2020 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony and 2020 Great Australian Bites are presented by the Townsville City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government. The Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony and Great Australian Bites are assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

More Info
30th January 2020

Paul Fenech: Fat Pizza

Enjoy all the laughs from cult comedy television sensation 'Fat Pizza' performed live by iconic Australian comedian Paul Fenech in The Ville Resort-Casino's Grand Ballroom.

More Info
7th February 2020 to 8th February 2020

Manpower Australia - Live at The Ville Resort-Casino

Australia’s Thunder from Down Under return in Manpower – Girls’ Night Outback! The boys are back! The award-winning male revue show Manpower returns with their all-new stage show Girls’ Night Outback. Direct from Las Vegas, these sexy performers raise ladies nights to a whole new level of entertainment. Watch your fantasies come true as these Aussie hunks show off their chiseled bodies, seductive dance moves, cheeky humour and more!

More Info
12th February 2020

International Ocean Film Tour - Townsville

The International Ocean Film Tour is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers. Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour is headed to Australia with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring short films from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. This year's program consists of six short films including Julie, where you hold your breath and meet a free diving filmmaker who has found her creative voice under the ocean’s surface, a special tour edit of the award-winning film Andy Irons - Kissed by God and the environmental film Chasing the Thunder, in which the activists of Sea Shepherd put their lives on the line to protect endangered species from cunning poachers. The International Ocean Film Tour is the world’s premiere ocean film tour. Now in its sixth year, the International Ocean Film Tour visits 14 countries and 150 locations worldwide each year. Book your tickets now!

More Info
15th February 2020

Glory Days: The Bruce Springsteen Show

Get ready for a night of high octane rock n roll when Glory Days: The Bruce Springsteen Show hits the stage at The Ville Resort-Casino with this massive tribute to 'The Boss'. Enjoy all of Springsteen's biggest hits performed live.

More Info
15th February 2020

Hotter Than Hell 2020 - Townsville

The sizzling Hotter Than Hell line up has arrived in style, with 90s and 00s USA rock and punk royalty Everclear and Unwritten Law leading the announcement. Everclear (US) head up the bill with memories of triple j Hottest 100 hits like 'Santa Monica' and 'Father of Mine' due to come burning back as Hotter Than Hell unleash their first ever international headliners. Previously laying low after a 14 year absence, Everclear last made an appearance down under celebrating their 20th anniversary tour in a string of hugely successful shows and return for the first time in three years to pump out their unique brand of singalong rock. Adding more fuel to the fire, multi-platinum punk outfit Unwritten Law (USA) heat things up in Mt Evelyn. The Southern Californian punk legends have endured with Aussie fans for their high energy live shows and distorted power riffs across favourites such as 'Celebration Song' to 'Seein' Red' and 'Save Me'.

More Info
23rd February 2020

Castle Hill Trail Run

The first run in the Outer Limits Trail Running Series 2020: The Castle Hill Trail Run. This event being early in the year is designed to get people into trail running and utilise Townsville's biggest icon. The race will start and finish from the West End State School and the course will cover the trails on the western side of the hill. The trails will not be closed to the public but they will not be using the popular “goat track”. The race has a three kilometre for beginners and kids, a six kilometre and a tough nine kilometre for the more experienced runners. This event will offer a great trail running experience right on your front door step. Registration opens 1 January 2020.

More Info
29th February 2020

Elton John at North Qld Stadium - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career, superstar icon Sir Elton John will perform his last ever Australian and New Zealand shows as part of the global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as energetic, dazzlingly-original, bombastic, and a musical masterpiece. The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, stopping off in Australia 2019/20 for record-breaking shows. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs such as “Bennie and the Jets”, “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Philadelphia Freedom” and more, are showcased in this musical masterpiece – a reflection of his great career, and 51 year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. “I always love coming back to Australia. Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart.” More than a concert; an unforgettable memory. Tickets will sell fast, so don’t miss your chance to say farewell to music’s greatest treasure.

More Info
6th March 2020

Rescue Up Late

The Museum of Tropical Queensland becomes a live action, interactive playground for everyone 18+ at a special event to celebrate the final weekend of the exhibition 'Rescue'. Rescue puts you in charge as you discover what it's like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. You can experience the challenges, technology and training used by specialist rescue teams through a range of exciting hands-on exhibits. Take the controls of a full-size helicopter simulator, navigate jet skis around obstacles , find you way through a smoke-filled room and much more. At Rescue Up Late enjoy live music, drinks, fun activities and access to all the Museum galleries - without kids to worry about! Tickets will be available to purchase online in early 2020.

More Info
7th March 2020

Don't Change: The INXS Show

Relive the magic of one of Australia's biggest and best rock bands of all time: INXS. With high energy performances of all the biggest hits, this is a must for any INXS fan. Catch it live at The Ville Resort-Casino in March 2020.

More Info
13th March 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Brisbane Broncos

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
28th March 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Parramatta Eels

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
5th April 2020

Elliot's Revenge Trail Run

The Elliot's Revenge Trail Run is the second event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series 2020. This run will take you through the beautiful Bowling Green Bay National Park, testing your stamina on steep hills and satisfying your sense of adventure with creek crossings and challenging trails. With multiple distances to choose from, this event offers fun and challenge to the whole family. There will be prizes for the first three runners male and female in each distance, top 3 junior boys and girls in the short distance as well as recognition for first place in each age category. Reward yourself with complimentary refreshments after you cross the finish line and enjoy great food and drinks from local food and coffee carts. Registration opens 1st January 2020, get in early as the event will sell out!

More Info
7th April 2020 to 10th April 2020

Life Festival 2019

Life Festival will be held at 210 Palmerston Street, during the Easter School holidays from 7 April to 10 April 2020. Guest Artists: Pat Morgan - Award-winning Australian Indigenous Country Gospel Singer-Songwriter. More artist to come. Local Artists will also performing Activities will include carnival rides, jumping castles, children and youth activities and a resource expo.

More Info
10th April 2020 to 13th April 2020

2020 Townsville North Queensland Games

The North Queensland Games is the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia. The NQ Games is held biennial and shared between Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The 2020 NQ Games will be staged in Townsville and surrounding regions and will be the 19th Games. There will be over 30 sports to choose from with an estimated 4000 plus participants to be involved. The 2020 Townsville NQ Games is an action packed weekend commencing with the official opening ceremony to be held on Thursday 9 April 2020. Athletes, supporters and officials participating in the games can enjoy one of the most picturesque coastal cities in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife.

More Info
16th April 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Melbourne Storm

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
18th April 2020

Fiona O'Laughlin Live at The Ville Resort-Casino

Catch one of Australia's favourite comedians, Fiona O'Loughlin, as she brings her trademark dry wit to the stage at The Ville Resort-Casino as part of her latest national tour in 2020.

More Info
18th April 2020 to 19th April 2020

Townsville BIG BOYS TOYS Expo

It's the Expo to discover New Products & Services. We'll be showcasing the Latest Models of 4WDs; Bikes; Boats; BBQs; ATVs; Campers; Cars; Caravans; DIY; Fishing Gear; Hobbies; Quad Bikes; Remote Control Vehicles; SUVs; Tanks; Tents; Trucks; Utes. Plus Weekend Getaways; Staycations & Holiday Destination suggestions Plus everything the Consumer needs to take with them - from Aftermarket Accessories to Home & Travel products It's a Family-friendly Event. Entertainment for ALL ages. 2020 line-up includes: Jetpack Stunt Show; Flying Motorcross Show;

More Info
22nd April 2020 to 26th April 2020

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish and invertebrate diversity and abundance. By joining this expedition, you’ll be at the forefront of active reef restoration science. You will assist researchers in experiments that aim to develop best practice methods for removing this macroalgae and allowing coral to regrow. You will be directly involved in filling in the gaps that will enable reef managers to make evidence-based decisions about active interventions that support the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs all over the world. All accommodation, meals, transfers and research activities included.

More Info
25th April 2020

ANZAC Day Services 2020

Townsville City Council presents official ANZAC Day Commemorations in partnership with the Townsville RSL Sub-Branch and the Thuringowa RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Day is nationally recognised as a day to pay respect to and acknowledge those Australian and New Zealand service men and women who have served and lost their lives in war ANZAC Day services and marches are held to mark the anniversary of the first major military action, wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

More Info
25th April 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
2nd May 2020

Two Fires: The Chisel/Barnes Show

Get ready for a night of classic Australian tunes like no other as Two Fires: The Chisel/Barnes show hits the stage at The Ville Resort-Casino with an epic tribute to rock royalty Jimmy Barnes.

More Info
3rd May 2020

Groovin the Moo

Groovin the Moo (GTM) is now hitting the road for the 2020 tour! Landing in Townsville on Sunday 3 May (long weekend). GTM’s increasingly recognised trademark is that of a fun and value-packed day complete with a twist of country hospitality and inclusivity. GTM tours acts from all genres which in turn reflects the importance of diversity for the festival. General on sale starts in early February. Life's better when you're Groovin.

More Info
9th May 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Gold Coast Titans

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
10th May 2020

Townsville Mothers Day 5k Colour Frenzy

Mothers Day Colour Frenzy is coming! A Colourful day for everyone! Sunday 10 May 2020, they will be holding the Fun Walk / Run at Riverway Stadium. Their Colour Frenzy Goal is to raise over AUD5000 for Angel Paws Animal Rescue Townsville and to raise over AUD100000 for Animal Rescues across Australia in 2020. They are bringing the best of all events with their Colour Stations, Foam Station and Obstacles designed for all ages! Come have a laugh and join in the Colour Frenzy family fun! Markets and Event start at 7am at Park lands, with their fun run warm up starts at 8.15am and the walk / run at 8.30am. They will have a short 1.65 kilometre loop track marked out for everyone to follow with multiple colourful zones along the way. You can do 1, 2 or 3 laps, its your choice! You can Walk, Jog, Run or even crawl. It’s completely self-paced and untimed. No pressure! Make your Mothers Day with Colour!

More Info
16th May 2020

Street Science! Townsville

Word Science Festival Brisbane returns to Townsville in 2020 with an action-packed regional program! On Saturday 16 May the Museum of Tropical Queensland will turn into a science playground with free admission all day and immersive, family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. From virtual reality to robotics, and geoscience to chemistry, the wonder and excitement of STEM will be open for business in all its colour, noise and glory!

More Info
22nd May 2020

Elvis: The Early Years

Catch acclaimed Elvis impersonator, Brody Finlay live on stage at The Ville Resort-Casino as he pays tribute to the early year's of The King. With performances of some of Elvis' biggest hits, this is a show not to be missed for any die-hard Elvis fan.

More Info
22nd May 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus South Sydney Rabbitohs

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
23rd May 2020

The Two Bays Trail Run 2020

Outer Limits hosts the Two Bays Trail Run on Magnetic Island. The spectacular run takes you from Nelly Bay to the other side of the Island and finishes at the picture perfect Arcadia Bay. And the best part, the finish line is at the Arcadia Hotel, only 3 steps away from the pool and the bar. The event offers a 6 kilometre, 10 kilometre and a 20 kilometre course, both are challenging and beautiful at the same time.

More Info
30th May 2020 to 31st May 2020

Townsville Magneticon Cosplay and Gaming Expo

Townsville's first and largest Cosplay and Gaming Expo with exhibitors from all over Australia. A local event that allows those to find their alter ego and dress in their favourite character. Join in the fun and explore the many things to see and do over a massive two day fan fair.

More Info
6th June 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Sydney Roosters

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
7th June 2020

Eco Fiesta 2020

Find out how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle at Townsville City Council's Eco Fiesta. This popular annual event features exhibitors and market stalls, demonstrations, presentations from guest speakers, live entertainment, tree giveaways, food vendors and amusements. Come along and also celebrate the Queens Gardens 50th Anniversary!

More Info
13th June 2020

Fleetwood Mac: Running in the Shadows

Experience the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac performed live at The Ville Resort-Casino in this stunning tribute show. With performances of all the biggest hits, this is an essential experience for any Fleetwood Mac fan.

More Info
14th June 2020

Pet Expo

Gather your paw-fect pals and slither on down to Townsville City Council’s Pet Expo! All pets are welcome if they are safe and secure at this FREE family event. Don’t miss the huge range of exhibitors attending including animal behavioristics, groomers, vets, pet services and so much more. Plus, there will be lots of Op-paw-tunities to enter competitions and win prizes!

More Info
18th June 2020 to 30th June 2020

Dam Fine Rally

Dam Fine Rally is a gathering of campervans, mobile homes and caravans from all around Australia that come together for social activities and markets. A program of activities is organised for five days and visitors are encouraged to enjoy other events and tourist attractions in the Region.

More Info
19th June 2020

Practically Perfect: The Music of Julie Andrews

Get ready for a night of magic as they take a trip down memory lane, with Practically Perfect: The Music of Julie Andrews. With performances of all her most celebrated tunes, settle in for a showstopping tribute to a genuine entertainment icon.

More Info
20th June 2020

Mike Carney Toyota Townsville Barbecue Battle

On June 20, 2020 the ABA Sanctioned Townsville Barbecue Battle returns to Strand Park. Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2019, this year’s competition will be bigger and better. Again you will see teams from Townsville and across the State will compete in the world of Low and Slow barbecue. The proteins are still being finalised but teams will use only the power of wood, fire and smoke to create mouth watering, tender, succulent sensations. There will be plenty for the whole family with Celebrity Chef- Matt Golinski, cooking demonstrations, Rides, Slides and Pop Up Food Trucks. There will also be a classic car show and an awesome Fireworks display to end the night. Put the date aside in your calendar now – gates open at 9am!

More Info
21st June 2020

Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a free, family friendly event that promotes Townsville’s unique heritage and increases community awareness of our local heritage groups and organisations. Enjoy live entertainment, food court and a range of other free activities. Pay a visit to stalls featuring local heritage and historical groups.

More Info
25th June 2020

Watpac Townsville 400 Supercruise

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Supercars drivers at the Watpac Townsville 400 Supercruise, presented by Townsville City Council. Cheer as the drivers cruise along The Strand, stopping at Strand Park for a special meet and greet.

More Info
26th June 2020 to 28th June 2020

Supercars Watpac Townsville 400

Soak up the colour and atmosphere of North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event at the 2020 Watpac Townsville 400, 26 to 28 June. The rivalry between Supercars teams has never been more intense, and at the halfway point in the Championship the racing is sure to be fierce including a stellar line up of support categories that will round out the on-track action. With a host of family entertainment both on and off the track, and free Trackside admission for kids 12 and under, you can bring the whole crew. Tickets at Ticketek.

More Info
2nd July 2020 to 2nd August 2020

North Australian Festival of Arts

Get ready Northern Australia for the return of the North Australian Festival of Arts! NAFA will return bigger and better in July 2020 with an exciting new focus that puts emphasis on a NAFA concert series and The Northern Fringe Festival. After a hugely successful debut in 2019 the festival is bound to be jam-packed with performances including live headline acts, cabaret, theatre, dance, circus, exhibitions and more.

More Info
2nd July 2020 to 2nd August 2020

Northern Fringe Festival

The Northern Fringe – in the spirit of Fringe Festivals across the globe – is an inclusive and organic festival hosted in theatres, cafés, pop-up venues, laneways and street corners right across Townsville. From live acts, music and comedy to cabaret, freaks and funk; all forms of art and performance can play in what will become a welcomed addition to the Australian Fringe Festival scene.

More Info
12th July 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Newcastle Knights

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
15th July 2020 to 19th July 2020

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish and invertebrate diversity and abundance. By joining this expedition, you’ll be at the forefront of active reef restoration science. You will assist researchers in experiments that aim to develop best practice methods for removing this macroalgae and allowing coral to regrow. You will be directly involved in filling in the gaps that will enable reef managers to make evidence-based decisions about active interventions that support the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs all over the world. All accommodation, meals, transfers and research activities included.

More Info
25th July 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Manly Sea Eagles

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
26th July 2019 to 9th August 2020

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative ten day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical winter warmth of Townsville, North Queensland. The Festival has been delighting audiences for almost 30 years and has earned an international reputation for the quality of its programming and performances along with its friendly, intimate and relaxed atmosphere. More than 40 musicians from all around the world travel to Townsville to perform in world exclusive combinations. There is truly nothing else like it in the world - the unique combination of music, winter warmth and tropical location create a special atmosphere that entices audiences and artists back year after year.

More Info
1st August 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Canberra Raiders

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
1st August 2020 to 2nd August 2020

McDonalds Townsville Running Festival

In a setting that sees the sunrise over Magnetic Island, the majestic coral sea, the sunset behind the iconic granite of Castle hill, they have picture-perfect prime real estate to bring you a Running Festival that stands like no other. The Townsville Marathon was started by a group of hardcore enthusiasts in 1972, who founded the “Townsville Marathon Club”. The name was a little exclusive and elitist so they toned it down somewhat to become “The Townsville Road Runners” which we all know and love today. In 1999, Townsville Road Runners aimed to raise the profile of running in the region by stepping into the unknown and hosting one of the countries first Running Festivals. The event has evolved into the premier and largest regional marathon in the state today. It is a regional event, with its own vibe, feel and unique welcoming allure, yet the certified racecourses, new race HQ at Jezzine Barracks and professionalism of the event coordinators bring a product on par, if not raising the bar, for major national events and a definite appeal for “race-chasers” and race hardened running purists alike. They are not just a run. They are an experience.

More Info
3rd August 2020

2020 Townsville Careers Expo

The 16th Annual Townsville Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, the Expo provide a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. Visitors have the chance to win multiple prizes! For more information on the Expo, please visit the website and click on the Townsville Tab, or visit the Facebook page. The expo is on Monday August 3, 2020 from 10am to 1.30pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Admission is free!

More Info
14th August 2020 to 23rd August 2020

Intersport Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival

Introducing the brand new Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival Multisport Event. The TTF is entering its 18th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit as a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance event. The Festival will host the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships North Queensland. The Townsville Triathlon Festival is the “Big Weekend” - a weekend of racing, fun and a full festival atmosphere with an array of events and activities to take part in across one massive weekend. Triathlon is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Multisport events (Aquathon, Duathlon and Cross Tri) are set to be added to 2020 event schedule. The Festival will also offer dinner competitors entertainment options including the opening night ‘With The Stars’ dinner, the option to go to the North Queensland Cowboys home game on the Saturday night, and post event get together on the Sunday afternoon, as part of the “Big Weekend”.

More Info
20th August 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
23rd August 2020

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2020

The signature event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. So close to home and taking in some of the best trails in Townsville with stunning views onto Magnetic Island. The event offers a distance for everyone, a five kilometre course for the kids or first timers, 12 kilometres for the runners who are craving more and 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance for the ones who like a good challenge. Join them for a great day out on the trails. The event is now part of the Townsville Triathlon and Multipsort Festival- Off Road Event. Registrations will be on their website.

More Info
29th August 2019 to 2nd September 2020

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and community events, along with the ambience of Magnetic Island each August/September, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember. With top notch racing, live bands and partying galore, the shore side program of this annual regatta is sure to leave you wanting more year after year. You don't need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the a racing yacht or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

More Info
28th August 2020 to 30th August 2020

Townsville Expo 2020

Bring the family along and discover all the latest outdoor adventure gear and accessories plus home and lifestyle products at the 2020 Townsville Expo. Everything will be on display from the latest caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes to vehicles, camping accessories, holiday destinations and more! There’s so much to see across the weekend including great entertainment the whole family will love. They look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Townsville Expo.

More Info
29th August 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus New Zealand Warriors

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!

More Info
12th September 2020

Rollingstone Pineapple Festival

The Rollingstone Pineapple Festival is an annual event held in Balgal Beach, North Queensland to celebrate Australia's real gold fields - the farms and communities who grow and sell the worlds best pineapples. The Pineapple Festival has an ever evolving format of markets, food, workshops and music throughout the day with kid's activities and plenty of games for people of all ages. It's a fun family day in support of local farmers and the local community. The Festival is a licensed event celebrating everything pineapples!

More Info
12th September 2020 to 13th September 2020

Relay For Life 2020

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Townsville community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Townsville 2020 Relay today!

More Info
19th September 2020

The Great Island Trek

Not a race but an adventure with spectacular scenery. Trek, walk or run across Magnetic Island and see secluded bays, spot koalas in the wild, keep at eye out for sea turtles and discover the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

More Info
19th September 2020

ICN Tropix North Queensland Championships

The Tropix is the largest regional fitness show in the country and continues to deliver the ultimate fitness experience to Townsville and surrounds. This event is the showcase of models, bikini divas, fitness models and body builders with something for the whole family of all ages. Now averaging over 350 entrants year on year the inspiration provided by this event is one you need to see. Situated in the iconic Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre the venue truly lends itself to showcasing the Townsville Region.

More Info
21st October 2020 to 25th October 2020

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef expedition

Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish and invertebrate diversity and abundance. By joining this expedition, you’ll be at the forefront of active reef restoration science. You will assist researchers in experiments that aim to develop best practice methods for removing this macroalgae and allowing coral to regrow. You will be directly involved in filling in the gaps that will enable reef managers to make evidence-based decisions about active interventions that support the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs all over the world. All accommodation, meals, transfers and research activities included.

More Info

Stay Informed

»

Top