Top 4 Things To Do In Townsville


The coastal city of Townsville in North Queensland is not only an exciting place to visit in and of itself, with its famous water park and aquarium, but it also acts as a gateway to fun, adventure and the Great Barrier Reef. When it comes to Townsville, things to do and see are endless and in this post, we’re going to be taking a look at 4 top things you can do in the area.

If you’re looking for fun and adventure this holiday season, Townsville is the place to be.


#1 – Magnetic Island Day Trip


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Townsville is home to one of Australia’s most well-appointed and luxurious charter boats, the M.Y. Flying Fish. This 32 metre motor yacht boasts a helipad, modern and luxurious living quarters and is equipped with everything to make your day or overnight trip unforgettable.

You can charter the Flying Fish for a day cruise to stunning Magnetic Island, an island with 23 gorgeous bays to explore. Spend your time snorkelling some of the region’s most spectacular coral reef or just simply enjoy the golden sand between your toes as you take a stroll along the shoreline. For some time away from the beach, there are guided hikes into the island’s interior where you can get at one with nature. There is even a golf course on the island if you fancy sinking a few balls.

The M.Y. Flying Fish is available to charter for many different adventures in and around the Great Barrier Reef. Click here for more details.


#2 – Cruise through the Great Barrier Reef


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What better way to experience the sights and all the glorious wonders the Great Barrier Reef has to offer than by charter boat. Book the Flying Fish for a day cruise to explore this water wonderland, whether you want to go diving, snorkelling, do a spot of reef fishing, or simply want to relax on a sandy cay in the middle of the sea, you can do it all when you have a luxury yacht at your disposal.

The Flying Fish can take you to any island of your choice in the area, such as Dunk Island or the mysterious Hinchinbrook Island, where you can explore its unspoilt beauty and conflicting landscapes from rugged mountains to sandy white beaches.

Spend one day or several days on a high seas adventure to see all the sights of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.


#3 – Picnic at The Strand



The Strand is a sandy stretch of beach on the Townsville foreshore. Lined with lush parklands, it’s a popular spot for picnics and barbecues on a warm summer’s day. If remaining on the mainland is more to your liking, you can still experience the wonders and the sights and sounds of tropical North Queensland on this iconic stretch of coastline.

Kick back on the grass or the sand and enjoy a picnic lunch as your skin is cooled by the caress of the afternoon sea breeze. The area is also home to some trendy restaurants and cafes, as well as the popular Strand Water Park.


#4 – Whale watching tours



Townsville is one of the best locations in the country to experience a whale watching cruise. The season runs from June to October and if you want to get a close-up look at these majestic sea creatures, chartering a private yacht is one of the best ways to do it. Alternatively, you can join one of numerous organised whale watching tours that launch from Townsville during the season.

Humpback whales are the gentle giants of the sea and people travel to Townsville from all over the world just to catch a glimpse of these incredible mammals.


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With 300 days of sunshine a year, endless holiday appeal and a playground of experiences waiting to be explored, Townsville has a wide range of things to see and do.

If you would like to explore the region in luxury, get in touch with our friendly reservations team to create the ultimate personalised itinerary. Whether your interests are fishing, scuba diving or simply relaxing and enjoying total privacy aboard your own luxury motor yacht whilst experiencing the best of Queensland.

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