Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Townsville is located in tropical north Queensland on Australias east coast. It offers an average of 320 days of sunshine a year and a relaxed lifestyle which combines the lure of the tropics with the attractions of a major city.

In recent years it has become a green and appealing place for locals and a great jumping off point for visitors to the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests, tropical islands and outback Australia. It offers a good choice of restaurants & bars but also has a relaxing siesta style during the hottest parts of the day in high summer.

From diving in the Great Barrier Reef, trying your luck at the Casino, rafting white water rapids or simply lazing on golden beaches, Townsville offers the best of all worlds.

Things to See & Do

* The Strand
* Reef HQ Aquarium
* The Great Barrier Reef
* Museum of Tropical Queensland
* Castle Hill

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 1826.9 km²
Population – 181,750 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61

Port Location – The port of Townsville is located the mouth of Ross Creek, approximately 2 km’s from the city centre.

Transport Links – The City is served by Townsville International Airport ofers flights to Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, as well as to numerous regional destinations such as Cairns, Mount Isa and Mackay. Rail services from Brisbane pass through Townsville and continue through to Cairns. Townsville is also easily accessible via the the main coastal highway.

Townsville's public transport system consists of bus services operated by Sunbus. Taxis are also available.