Experience beautiful moments at these local attractions
Snorkel in the warm blue waters, learn to dive or just cruise … to a tropical island or sheltered bay. Visit a wildlife sanctuary or underwater gallery, or ride in a horse-drawn wagon. How much can you fit into one holiday?
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
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Natural Wonder of the World
A trip to the tropics isn’t complete without exploring below the surface.
Hop on the ferry to Magnetic Island, a rare ‘dry tropical’ island with rocky terrain and wonderful wildlife. Hire a jet ski or try your hand at big game fishing.
The Museum of Underwater Art
The Museum of Underwater ArtDiscover the treasures of the deep with amazing underwater sculptures by the legendary Jason deCaires Taylor. ‘Ocean Siren’ is accessible from The Strand or suit up and take a guided tour of ‘Coral Greenhouse’ at sea.
Reef HQThe world’s largest living coral reef aquarium is your window to the Great Barrier Reef with an intimate view into the fishes, sharks, corals and plants that call the reef home.
Townsville MarketsEnjoy entertainment, food, fashion, and handmade crafts at the Strand Night Market. Or head to the Cotters Beach market for arts and crafts.
Nature lovers are in for a treat with wildlife sanctuaries, botanical parks and tropical gardens. And don’t miss the stunning views from Castle Hill.