Townsville is best known for having the largest Australian army base and is a great base to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the nearby islands of Magnetic, Dunk, Hinchinbrook, Orpheus and Bedarra. The Townsville region extends north to Mission Beach, south to the Burdekin, west to historic Charters Towers. Visit Reef HQ the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, or experience the really thing on a snorkeling and scuba diving tour. View fringing reefs of Magnetic Island, and the famous SS Yongala wreck. For family fun water activities visit the water play park or swim at one of four sandy beaches and rock pools. Townsville is rich in history with an array of heritage and cultural tours, historic gold mining, theatres, gallery’s and museums. Or try your luck at Jupiters Casino and dine at Palmer Street with a great selection of restaurants to choose from. Other adventures may include a 4WD rainforest or outback safari tour including white water rafting or taking a scenic flight viewing the rugged backdrop of Townville’s famous Castle Hill. Townsville is a great place to set your own pace and experience all the region has to offer.
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