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Townsville Travel Guide: 83 reviews and 149 photos

It's hot!

Townsville is situated about 450 kilometres north of Mackay and about the same distance from Cairns in the north. It is quite a large town that just keeps getting bigger...and it's the home of our much loved Cowboys. The central Queensland football [Rugby League ] team that just get better and better.
The town itself is pleasant enough but the countryside around it hasn't much beauty. Nothing but dead grass, rocks and dirt. Just brown, brown and more brown...everywhere.
It is a harsh climate up there. The heat in summer is unbearable and they don't get much rain which explains the barren countryside.
Temperatures get well into the upper thirties with high humidity...all day long!
It really is a hot climate...just recently it has been proven that you can get sunburnt in 6 minutes!...and I believe it too!
You would never survive a summer in Townsville without an airconditioner in your house...most homes have them.

Lovely beaches

Of course with all that heat and sunshine you get to enjoy beach life and activities. There aren't a lot of beaches but along the Strand there are some lovely ones and where you can get amongst it. They are set out well with lovely parks and walkways attached.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Large vibrant town. Very tropical, very sunny and lots to do.
  • Cons:The heat! Especially in summer!
  • In a nutshell:If it wasn't so hot and dry I could really get to like it.
  • Last visit to Townsville: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2006
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2008 at 4:19 AM

    Oh, yes, it looks very attracting indeed...

  • Hewer's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2006 at 9:08 AM

    I had a couple of good nights at the casino in Townsville... and go those Cowboys! Congrats on the State of Origin by the way :-) Greetings from Osaka, Craig

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2006 at 10:05 PM

    Magnetic Island is drawing me toward it!!!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2005 at 2:08 PM

    nice photos and tips. i once worked together with a girl from townsville.

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2005 at 3:13 AM

    It's been about 25 years since I was in Townsville. I think it's changed a bit!! Went to Magnetic Island for the day, loved it : )

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