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12 Days of Christmas in Townsville North Queensland
30 November 2023
Christmas is fast approaching and with school holidays in full swing, we thought it timely to share the best of what Townsville North Queensland has to offer with our TOP 12 THINGS TO DO these festive holidays! hello 1. Island Time Arthur Bay, Magnetic Island Cost: Free Arthur Bay is the perfect spot if you are looking for an extra quiet getaway these Christmas holidays. Surrounded by granite boulders and hoop pines, and featuring some of the most beautiful coral close to shore – be sure to bring snorkel gear to explore this pristine bay. Summer rains also refresh natural pools which can be found in the granite embankments. One of Magnetic Island’s most secluded beaches, Arthur Bay is a mini paradise, and is located not far from the entry to iconic Forts Walk walking trail. The 4km return track, is the best vantage point for wildlife, spectacular rocky coves and historic military site, and also home to some of the island’s most adorable residents. Look up and keep your eyes peeled for some of Northern Australia’s largest colony of wild koalas who inhabit this part of the island in mass numbers. Note: Marine stinger season is from November to April. If entering the water, be sure to wear a stinger suit.
How to 'get the party started' with P!nk
06 November 2023
Scored yourself tickets to P!nk when she hits Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium in March 2024? It's time to Get the Party Started, with a Townsville holiday centered around all things P!nk. If you're still looking for accommodation, let us point you in the right direction and if you’re ready to start planning for your Feel Good Time, Read on...
Unique ways to cool off in Townsville North Queensland
26 October 2023
Ready to explore Townsville North Queensland’s famous water wonders? Lucky for you, not only is Townsville home to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by gorgeous tropical seas, but we also have incredible waterfalls, beautiful islands, and Instagrammable pools as well.
Get Outback to Charters Towers
19 September 2023
Howdy neighbour! Welcome to the wild west, the home of the latest Australian Survivor TV series, once the richest place in Australia and home to The World – Charters Towers. This outback town, 130kms west of Townsville along the Overlander’s Way, might seem like your average quiet community but let us help you unearth some Outback secrets and stories of yesteryear. Once the largest goldfield in Australia, Charters Towers is now home to 10,000 residents, and you’ll be glad to know there is still a pub or watering hole on every corner from the gold rush days of the early 1900’s. Surrounded by quintessentially Outback landscapes and home to some of most unique experiences and attractions, Charters Towers is a must do for the young and young-at-heart. Here are some of our favourite things to do in The Towers.
Best swimming locations to cool off this Summer
10 September 2023
Summer is here, and it's the best time of year to explore some of the top swimming spots in Townsville North Queensland! Here are the top 10 picks of the best swimming locations to cool off this summer. hello 1. Big Crystal Creek & Little Crystal Creek, Paluma Range National Park Located between Townsville and Ingham, Paluma Range National Park is the oldest continually living rainforest in the world. Little Crystal Creek is well known for its historic stone arch bridge built in the 1930s and the cascading waterfalls which feed into one of the best freshwater swimming holes in the North. Take a dip into the crystal-clear waters, perfect for a refreshing swim nestled in nature. If you want to explore a little further, Big Crystal Creek is located a short drive from Little Crystal Creek. Big Crystal Creek features a large swimming hole, a large picnic area, a natural slip ‘n’ slide, camping spots (permits required) and wild nature to explore at your leisure. helloLittle Crystal Creek, Paluma Range National Park hello
Rev up for NTI Townsville 500
05 July 2023
Supercars teams will officially roll into town for the annual NTI Townsville 500, ahead of three days of on-track action!
Townsville North Queensland - Events You Simply Cannot Miss
27 June 2023
When you think of events, it’s Townsville North Queensland that comes to your mind. There’s a reason why our region is known as the events capital of the north and it’s got a little something to do with the rich cultural festivals, world-class sporting scene and, of course, the running, racing and trekking events on offer across the year. With such a variety available, read on to discover just a few of our favourite events across the region!
The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Townsville North Queensland
30 May 2023
Ready to sink your teeth into the best bites in Townsville North Queensland? Tantalise your tastebuds with a wide selection of dining and bar options. We’ve got everything from the relaxed quick bites to fine (and boujee!) dining – so whether you’re a solo, couple, friends or family looking for the best food in the North, our growing collection of restaurants, cafes and bars have you covered.