Townsville North Queensland

The Region

The Townsville North Queensland region is home to a myriad of experiences for visitors from the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, World Heritage listed Wet Tropics, Australian Outback and indigenous experiences available all within an hour and a half drive of its urban centre. Magnetic Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville and is home to 23 stunning beaches and bays, 25km of walking trails, Northern Australia's largest population of koalas and a large range of accommodation options. 

The region stretches from the Great Barrier Reef Islands of Hinchinbrook, Orpheus, Palm and Magnetic Islands, and is bordered by Charters Towers in the west, Hinchinbrook to the north, Burdekin to the south and Paluma National Park in the north-west.


In 2020, Townsville North Queensland will be recognised as the proud, vibrant and thriving economic heart of North Queensland. The region is renowned for delivering enriching, entertainment and engaging visitor experiences year round.

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