Top 20 Things To Do In Townsville, Australia 2019

Top Tours and Activities In Townsville, Australia

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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

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$168.00

Join a professional crew aboard a custom-built vessel for snorkeling, an introductory dive with an experienced instructor, or two certified dives in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This day trip takes you from Townsville or Magnetic Island to Lodestone Reef, where you get the chance to see reef fish, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks and more up close. Lunch as well as equipment are included.

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Townsville City Sightseeing Tour

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$40.35

Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland, the sprawling city of Townsville boasts a revitalized esplanade called The Strand, stunning views of Magnetic Island from Castle Hill, and a military fort overlooking Cleveland Bay. During this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour, travel to them all by air-conditioned minivan, making stops at viewpoints along the way to hear your guide’s commentary on Townsville's historical landmarks. Numbers are limited to 12 passengers for a small-group experience.

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Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking History Tour with Optional City Sightseeing

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$66.03

A former Australian Army member acts as your guide on a military history tour in Townsville. The city's military presence dates back to the 1800s, and you will learn more about it at Kissing Point Fort, the Royal Australian Air Force Museum, the Black Hawk Memorial, and Lavarack Barracks, among other landmarks. Want to see beyond Townsville's military sites? You can add a 2.5-hour city sightseeing tour that highlights general history, top attractions and scenic landmarks. This small-group tour, limited to 12 people, includes morning tea (lunch if Military and Scenic option is chosen), entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium General Entry Ticket

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$20.54

The Great Barrier Reef comes indoors at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville. Admire the enormous aquariums that mimic the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef with a variety of living corals, sharks, rays, fish and other denizens of the deep. Attractions include an underwater tunnel where you can watch sharks and fish swim around you, and daily animal feeding demonstrations and talks.

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Magnetic Island Round-Trip Passenger Ferry Ticket from Townsville

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$19.07

Magnetic Island is situated only 5 miles (8km) offshore from Townsville and is a quick and easy trip by ferry. This ferry service operates eight times a day for a 40-minute trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. At the time of booking, please select your date of travel and ferry time for your one-way trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. The date and time for your return journey can be booked when checking in for your outbound ferry in Townsville or once you are on Magnetic Island.

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60 minute palm island scenic helicopter flight from townsville in townsville 317430

60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

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$506.20

Experience Palm Island from the air and gain a true appreciation of its wonder and beauty. There will also be the chance to see all the beautiful sights of Magnetic Island and the sights of Townsville from the air.

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Heli Fishing Day Trip from Townsville

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$652.92

Access some of North Queensland’s best remote fishing locations via helicopter (aka 'heli-fishing') on this Townsville outdoors excursion. Your professional pilot takes you to two prime spots on the Haughton River, Bray Island or Cape Cleveland, where you can spend most of your time waiting for a bite. You’re provided with the necessary gear, coolers, and a delicious picnic lunch that includes wine or beer. Your experienced fishing guide knows these waters well, rewarding you with some great insight on this small-group tour, limited to six people, that is suitable for both experienced and novice anglers.

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Scuba Dive the S.S. Yongala Wreck on the Great Barrier Reef

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$193.68

Go open-water diving on the SS ‘Yongala’ wreck, considered one of the best dive sites in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Your day trip to one of the largest and most intact historic shipwrecks includes two dives with a choice of tanks and weights or full equipment. Enjoy lunch and refreshments on board, and make the most of your dive with a certified guide (optional hire). Numbers are limited to 21 to ensure personalized attention on your small-group excursion, departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island.

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Magnetic Island Round-Trip Car Ferry Ticket from Townsville

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$134.25

Magnetic Island is the perfect place to relax and unwind and with your own vehicle you will be able to explore Magnetic Island at your leisure. Magnetic Island is situated only 5 miles (8km) offshore from Townsville and is a quick and easy trip by ferry. Operating eight times a day this is the only car ferry available for the 40-minute trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. At the time of booking, please select your date of travel and ferry time for your one-way trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. The date and time for your return journey can be booked when checking in for your outbound ferry in Townsville or once you are on Magnetic Island.

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Townsville Sunset Sailing Cruise

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$72.63

Enjoy a small-group sunset sailing cruise for a maximum of 6 people departing from Townsville. Set sail for a 2-hour sunset sail including a platter of food with drinks (non-alcoholic) included as you sit back and relax taking in the stunning views from the boat.

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Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville

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$23.48

Travel from Townsville to Magnetic Island in just 20 minutes aboard a high-speed catamaran. Choose from 18 departures per day to travel to this island paradise in the Great Barrier Reef, with extensive national parks and abundant wildlife. A large koala population has been making a comeback on the island and tropical waters teem with marine life. Amenities such as restaurants, spas, resort hotels and more provide options for those who like creature comforts as well. Stay for a day or longer with a round-trip ferry ticket that is valid for up to one month.

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45 minute cape cleveland scenic helicopter flight from townsville in townsville 317422

45-Minute Cape Cleveland Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

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$366.08

Share some local history with a scenic flight to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse, then follow the coastline to reveal the wetlands of Bowling Green Bay National Park. There will also be the chance to take in the beautiful sights of Townsville itself when you make your way back.

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90-Minute Hinchinbrook Island Scenic Helicopter Flight

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$696.94

Take a flight around Hinchinbrook Island and take in Australia's largest island National Park. Experience that many beautiful sights from the air like Palm Island archipelago and the Great Barrier Reef. There is also a chance to take in the landmarks of Townsville city.

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Orpheus Island Day Trip by Helicopter from Townsville

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$696.94

Leave the busy world behind and take a helicopter flight to the island of Orpheus for an afternoon in paradise. In just 30 minutes, your expert pilot flies your small-group of up to four people from the mainland to this small island in the Great Barrier Reef. On the island, receive a welcome fruit cocktail, deluxe picnic lunch and a dinghy or a custom built drop off boat to take you over to bathe in the warm waters of the Coral Sea. Spend an idyllic three hours snorkeling over the coral reef, lounging on the beach and soaking up the scenery, then return by helicopter to Townsville.

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