Townsville Hotels & Accommodation

From the colourful stalls at the local markets to the buzzing grandstands of the stadium it's easy to see why Townsville is a must-see destination.

Located 1,300km north of Brisbane and 350km south of Cairns, you can tour the region at your own pace or take advantage of the daily direct flights into Townsville from across Australia. A welcoming mix of rainforests, reef, sandy beaches, outback towns and islands sees the region extend from the bustling city north to Hinchinbrook, south to Burdekin, and encompassing the Palms Islands and Magnetic Island to the east. Thanks to an average of 320 sunny days a year, water sports are in abundance with a choice of snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing and water skiing on offer. Stay dry and hire a yacht or explore the sea aboard a local chartered tour. Be mesmerised by the schools of fish as they dance among living coral displays at Reef HQ or wander among the heritage buildings of Charters Towers 90-minutes west of Townsville. Stay in town and delve into the intriguing past of Townsville at the Museum of Tropical Queensland built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora.

Nature lovers will have plenty to experience with a welcoming mix of rainforests, reef, sandy beaches, outback towns and islands. Check out the impressive Wallaman Falls - Australia's largest single-drop waterfall - and the spectacular scenery of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics where you will find relics of the great Gondwanan Forest. Boasting a beautiful, golden sand beach and amazing views of the Port and Cape Cleveland stroll along The Strand with an ice-cream in hand or devour mouth- watering dishes at any of the waterfront restaurants and cafes on offer. Indulge in a private island resort villa, relax in the comforts of a budget-friendly motel or pick up the keys to a self-contained apartment. There are plenty of accommodation options to meet your needs.