Townsville is a small city in northern Queensland. It is adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, making it a popular launching point for divers and those wishing to explore the reef. Magnetic Island, half of which is a National Park, is located just offshore.
From the Townsville Travel Guide
Services is very good (better then a normal backpacker hostel), Location is only about 2mins walk to the CBD. Only down side is if you want to watch the news at the end of the day or sport they do not have any tv's on site at all other then that a great little hostel. ... more
Not the best hostel I've been in. Due to an old building and not that clean. Good location tho (5 minutes walking to Magnetic Island ferry terminal and the beach) and I got free parking (limited) No Wi-Fi. ... more
A strange place. It is huge and looks like it should be a buzzing backpackers' hostel but it was deathly quiet when we went, which was at a time I'd have expected a few more people to be around (December). The rooms were basic but clean and air conditioned. The bathrooms were communal and large but again clean. ... more
Heading down the East Coast, where should I go?
So, next week im leaving townsville, where I have studied for half a year, to travel for a few weeks. I havent made much plans yet, as I like to be spontaneous, but does anyone here have some really good tips on what i should see and do between Townsville and Byron Bay? My only plan so far ...
Hello, we are hoping to travel from Townsville to Darwin and back and would like to see Uluru on this trip. Can anyone help with a travel plan so that we don't go over the same ground too often. Thanks Alex ...
Cairns around 22nd June til 3rd July
Hi all. Im an irish backpacker stayin near Townsville at the min and have afew days free next month. I really wanna go to Cairns and visit the great barrier reef and rain forrest etc. Id rather have someone to travel about with so be more fun. My dates are flexible so if anyone else fancys a fun trip ...
We love Townsville. Our caravan park is up the road from "The Strand", we ride our bikes down to "The Strand" which is like a foreshore with a massive salt water rock pool, tonnes of play equipment, water playgrounds and much much more. ...
Posted in Cooks Tour by CooksTour
Our first stop was Townsville (340km) where we parked up with little time to spare of daylight to set up the van from transport mode to camper having parked on the sea front with other campervans. Some people we had met on our travels had told us not to visit Townsville - remarking ...
Posted in Backpacking Asia and Australasia by NicChris
We went to a beach hut and had fresh crab and found a fosil when we wore looking for shells. We went to Magnetic Island on a fery and went on a bus. We had a great day. (Hannah has been doing lots of school work while we have been waiting in Townsville to get our fridge fixed.) ...
Posted in Hannah's trip by tanyamartin