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What to Do in Townsville: Must See Attractions

Townsville Attractions

Do you live for fine dining or shopping? Or perhaps you just like to get acquainted with a new place like a true local. While vacationing in Townsville, it doesn't really matter what your interests are — this dynamic city has all the sights and experiences you could ever need.

Discover what makes Townsville tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Scroll through our 11 fun activities in Townsville, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Free Things to Do in Townsville

Vacationing in Townsville on a budget? The following can be seen for nix.

Army Museum North Queensland - Roam the halls and marvel at the captivating exhibits and carefully curated collections at this museum.

Cultural Centre Townsville - Chat to a local resident and discover why many travelers swing by this place.

Catholic Diocese of Townsville - Spend some time in prayer or meditation at this peaceful place of worship.

Strand Park - Practice skipping stones, watch the sunset or simply enjoy the scenery from the shore.

Castle Hill - You're sure to feel connected with Mother Earth at this magnificent place.

Queens Gardens - Work on your green thumb and enjoy admiring the wide variety of plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Townsville

North Ward

North Ward is known for its pristine beaches, and you can make a stop by Strand Park and Castle Hill while in the area.

Beach ViewIslandNatural Park

South Townsville

Visitors highly recommend South Townsville for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Maritime Museum of Townsville while you're in town.



Though Annandale might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Townsville Palmetum and Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Townsville on a sunny day?

Soak up some rays with your pick of these fun outdoor experiences:

Are there cheap things to do in Townsville?

Have a little fun without hurting your budget with a SeaLink Magnetic Island Ferry return trip from Townsville or a Billabong Sanctuary.

What can you do in Townsville for free?

You could store your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach
  • Billabong Sanctuary
  • Castle Hill