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Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville is perfectly positioned to explore the many attractions of this unique region, Townsville and the beautiful Magnetic Island.

Located on Townsville’s premier dining precinct and close to shopping, entertainment venues, natural and cultural highlights.

Offering many things to do; Townsville features the best of tropical north Queensland with stunning and world class shore fronts, vibrant restaurants and cafés , bars and nightclubs along with internationally significant educational attractions, surrounded by national parks, heritage listed highlights, and plenty of fun things to do with the kids.

Visit www.Townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au for more information on this truely unique and wonderful region.

Townsville features many world class events during the year from V8 Supercars to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Visit https://whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au/ for a full liting of events, shows and festivals.

 

Tour and Attraction Bookings - Tropical Travel

  • Tropical Travel

Tropical Travel is your one stop shop for all tour and attraction bookings in and around Townsville and beyond.

Their dedicated team of travel and tour experts will be able to assist you to get the most out of your visit to the region.

www.tropicaltravel.com.au

Townsville Water Sports

  • Townsville Water Sports

Townsville Water Sports is the regions #1 Tour and simply a must do. Tick off the bucket list.

Inaccessible by land with no connecting roads, this largely untouched natural wonder will make you feel the vastness of its beauty.  Cut off from civilisation you would be forgiven for thinking you're a world away

Cleveland Bay is home to some amazing marine life.
While riding your Jet Ski you may encounter species such as
Sea Turtles, Dugongs, Porpoises and Dolphins.  Whales can also be spotted in the cooler months as they migrate past Cape Cleveland

Tours operate daily in most conditions, a reasonable level of fitness is required as some conditions can be physically demanding.

P: 0410 036 258   

http://www.townsvillewatersports.com.au/

Reef HQ Aquarium

Touch, see, hear and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet.

Reef HQ Aquarium is the world’s largest living reef aquarium, a National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and home of the Turtle Hospital.

Get up close and personal with Hammer Head Sharks, meet Nimo and Dori, learn and discover about the world heritage great barrier reef and how you can play a role in its survival for generations to come. Join guided talks and tour the turtle hospital.

Spend and hour or spend the day, dine at the Waterview Café and take a momento home with you from the Reef In Store. A must see attraction in Townsville.

Facilities include:

  • Waterview Café
  • Reef In Store

Web: http://www.reefhq.com.au/

1.5 km from Grand Hotel Townsville, 7 minute walk or 4 minute drive

Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary is an Australian Native Animal Wildlife Park. It is home to crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, wombats, and a variety of birds.

This wild life park gives you the opportunity to get up close to the animals, feed the kangaroos, cuddle a koala and watch the crocodile feeding show.

Free BBQ facilities and picnic spots throughout the park and a café, function rooms and gift shop on site.

Web: http://www.billabongsanctuary.com.au/

16 minutes from Grand Hotel Townsville

Umbrella Art Gallery and Studio

Umbrella Studio Association Incorporated is an inclusive, not–for–profit, members based exhibition art gallery and studio space which drives innovation, invites experimentation, encourages excellence and inspires appreciation for contemporary visual arts in Townsville, North Queensland and beyond.

Well worth exploring North Queensland's dynamic visual art exhibitions.

website: http://www.umbrella.org.au/

The Brewery

DID SOMEONE SAY BEER O'CLOCK? Here is one for the adults.

Townsville has its very own boutique brewery in the heart of the CBD where you can enjoy a range of Award Winning Beers accompanied by outstanding meals.

Nowhere else in Townsville can you relax while sipping an ice cold beer which has been brewed and bottled only metres away. While enjoying your beer, the visible Brew House provides comfort and knowledge that you're drinking the freshest and most innovative beers in North Queensland.

Web: www.townsvillebrewery.com.au

400 meters from Grand Hotel Townsville

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Discover the unique natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. All exhibitions are entertaining, interactive and informative.

The main attraction at the Museum of Tropical Queensland which tells the story of the ill-fated HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British Admiralty to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew in 1790.

Shipwreaks, space rocks, dinosaur bones, cyclone display and the enchanted rainforest.

Web: http://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au/

Jezzine Barracks

The $40 Million development of the Jezzine Barracks is a real must see, there is nothing else like this in Australia.

The Views are spectacular from Kissing point, The boardwalks along teh coast are spectacular, the history and culture just inspiring. A real must do.

The Strand

Quite simply, there is nothing else like this in Australia.

The Strand is an iconic and famous award winning 2.2km promonade with breathtaking views of Magnetic Island and the northern beaches. Studded with palm trees, giant figs and purpose built for fun and enjoyment.

Let the kids devour a Gelitissimo gelato and have the time of their life in the free water park while you cook up a BBQ lunch. Catch a fish off the jetty or swim in the man made rock pool in safety. Adourned by parks, cafes, restaurants, swimming beaches, picnic areas…..sounds like a great day in Townsville, at The Strand.

2.1km from Grand Hotel Townsville, 15 minute walk, 4 minute drive

Web: http://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities/swimming/Pages/beaches.aspx

Castle Hill

Castle Hill is the heart of Townsville and offers breath taking views over the city centre, spawling hills, The Strand and Magnetic Island.

Steeped in military history, Castle hills ‘goat track’ is famous to those wanting to push themselves to the limit, short walks on the top take you to new advantage points to get that perfect photo, a must see in both day and night.

Web: http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/castle-hill/index.cfm

1.1 km from Grand Hotel Townsville, 6 minute drive, a good 50 minute walk to the top and if you are keen for a challenge a 30 minute run.

Magnetic Island

A short ferry ride with Sealink or take you car over on the Fantasea barge.

Walk Magnetic Island's Bush trails, snorkel off our pristine beaches, explore one of the world’s pure nature experiences with 60% of the island a national park.

Horse ride through the bush and on the beach, take a sea kayak tour or for an adrenaline rush take a jet ski tour, sail at sunset, see koals in the wild on many of the bush walks, soak up the rays and snorkel off presine beaches and reefs, dine in a variety of restaurants and cafes or explore the many boutique art galleries.

Grand Hotel Townsville is 4 minutes from the Sealink Ferry Terminal.

Web: www.sealinkqld.com.au/

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