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
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
Op weg naar Townsville hebben we een crocodilefarm bezocht. Stef heeft een babykrokje geknuffeld… en ik een slang…. We zijn echt blij dat we bij Ginny en James mogen logeren: superleuke mensen, onze eigen kamer ipv met 10 man op een kamer (sommige backpackers denken dat ze thuis zijn en laten hun ...
Posted in Stefke en Janice's Orient Express by StefJanice