Museum of Tropical Queensland

Discover the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland, including fascinating remnants of the HMS Pandora shipwreck. Find out more information here.

Tropical paradise meets modern architecture and heritage icons in Townsville, the gateway to Queensland’s far north.


Home to Australia’s natural wonder, the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Townsville’s natural beauty is unrivaled and waiting to be explored.


Whether you prefer dry land or like to dip your toes in, Townsville City and its many surrounding attractions are sure to keep you captivated. Things to see and do in Townsville include:

Experience the Reef

Tick off this bucket list item and see one of the world’s most enchanting natural wonders – whether you are scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing or sky diving, there are so many ways to see the world’s largest coral reef.

The Strand

Townsville’s bustling beach foreshore boasts two and a half kilometres of serene walkway, offering spectacular views across to Magnetic Island with restaurants, shops and barbecue facilities.

Magnetic Island

Escape across the bay to crystal clear waters, koalas, jet skis, convertible cars and horse rides.

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