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Townsville

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.

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Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

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

Overall
4
Adventurers Backpackers

Adventurers Backpackers

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

Overall
2

Townsville Discussions

  • 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 ...

  • Campervan travel
    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 ...

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Townsville Blog Entries

  • Townsville
    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

  • Townsville
    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

  • TOWNSVILLE
    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

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Foreign Exchange Accommodation - Beachside
87 %

Foreign Exchange Accommodation - Beachside

19 Eyre Street, North Ward (Map) - Hostel
Foreign Exchange Accommodation - The Avenue
85 %

Foreign Exchange Accommodation - The Avenue

8 The Avenue, Hermit Park Townsville (Map) - Hostel
Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel
85 %

Civic Guest House Backpackers Hostel

262 Walker St (Map) - Hostel
Services is very good (better then a normal backpacker hostel), Location is only about 2mins walk to the CBD.
Adventurers Backpackers
77 %

Adventurers Backpackers

79 Palmer St (Map) - Hostel
If you want to be able to sleep, DO NOT STAY HERE. If you don't mind LOUD people ALL HOURS, then this place might be a cheap stay.
Reef Lodge Backpackers

Reef Lodge Backpackers

4 Wickham St Townsville - Hostel
Orchid Guesthouse

Orchid Guesthouse

34 Hale Street (Map) - Hostel