Entertainment

Families will find plenty of entertainment options to keep the kids at bay on a Townsville North Queensland holiday. Have a wild day on the water at the Barra Fun Park, meet the mermaids of the Great Barrier Reef at Reef HQ Aquarium, or learn to fire the cannon at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.

As the sun starts to set get ready to party the night away. Catch a Sunday Session by the water at Longboards Bar and Grill, enjoy the sounds of local bands at a local bar or catch an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance performance at Dance North.

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Central Village

Central Village showcases sidewalk cafes, open air dining, a pedestrian plaza, as well as abundant patron car parking. It's an ideal location to start your night out or take the family for dinner and movie. Central Village Includes: Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Max Brenner Chocolate Shop, Hog's Breath Cafe, Guzman Y Gomez, Relish Cafe, Reds Salon, Fratello Coffee, Snap Fitness.

Live Entertainment at Magnetic Island

Live music and evening entertainment is plentiful on Magnetic Island with terrific local talent ranging from rock to reggae. Base Magnetic Island hosts the 'Full Moon Down Under', which has grown to become Australia's first Island based weekend festival! Headlined by Australian and international acts the party brings a mix of locals and visitors to dance the night away. For a night of family fun and a good laugh head to the Arcadia Island Tavern at 8pm on a Wednesday night to witness the world famous Bufonidaes (cane toads) races. The concept of the race is simple. All the toads are placed in a plastic container in the centre of a circle, then the container is removed: the first toad to go outside the circle is the winner. If you love a good comedy cabaret show, enjoy a hilarious evening and delicious meal with the professional entertainers from Stage Door Theatre Restaurant.

World Theatre, The

Explore the World Theatre, a cultural complex where the unique blend of heritage architecture and state of the art technology meet. Browse at your own leisure and check with the friendly staff for details of the live shows, movie times, morning melodies and the free local and touring exhibitions of art, sculpture, photography and more. For an interesting insight into the past ask the staff to tell you the story of the 'Murder on Mosman'.