The Destination

The Destination

Get the most from your visit to Townsville

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.

Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville - The Strand Jetty Townsville
  • Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive


    Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive takes you to explore one of the greatest dive sites in the world, the SS Yongala Wreck. This is a must do for all certified divers. Snorkelers, first time and certified divers can embark on a journey to experience the pristine Lodestone Reef located in the central section of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Aquascene Charters


    Aquascene is a family owned and operated tour business that specialise in friendly, informative, personalised tours that combine snorkelling, fishing and exploring beautiful Magnetic Island. Half day tours are available, there are no long travel times, just plenty fun, time on the water and time to relax.

  • Magnetic Island


    Escape to a tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches, wildlife and adventure. Getting to Magnetic Island is easy with a passenger ferry available with Sealink and car barge available through Fantasea. Exploring is easy, a regular bus rout is available along with car and scooter hire. Take a guided tour or cruise at your leisure.

  • Tour Townsville


    Hear the stories of the cities 150 year old history, take in the most iconic sites or learn about Australia’s largest garrison city with a military tour. An extensive range of tours and custom tours are available both day and night. The city has a story to tell, and there is no one better to tell it.

  • Museum of Tropical North Queensland


    The award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland takes you on a journey through this diverse region. From World Heritage listed rainforest and reefs to the story of the shipwrecked HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers.

  • Townsville Helicopters


    Fly over the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and and land on your own private sand Island. Explore Cape Cleveland, Magnetic Island or the Townsville region. For the adventurous, perhaps a Heli-Fishing Tour. Townsville Helicopters can take you where ever your heart desires.  

  • Townsville Water Sports


    Explore Cape Cleveland and Cleveland Bay with a splash of exhilaration and adventure with Townsville Water Sports. ​Inaccessible by land, this 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.  

  • Crikey Joy Rides

    Plan and Discover

    City Sight Tour: Enjoy uninterrupted views of Townsville while feeling the freedom of a Trike. Helmets are fitted with intercoms, so Steve (born & bred local) will  tell you about Townsville’s history and points of interest.

  • Billabong Sanctuary


    Get up close and personal with a range of native wildlife. Feed a crocodile or cuddle a koala, you will love exploring Billabong Sanctuary.

  • Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris


    Looking for something truly unique. Why not take a journey towards Charters Towers and back in time to see the legendary Texas Longhorns

  • Reef HQ


    Reef HQ is the the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government’s national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. Home to the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium,you will be amaized with  this underwater world and the variety of marine creatures that make this their home. Visit the Reef HQ Aquarium’s Turtle Hospital patients and learn

  • The Strand


    Discover the Strand foreshore. The Strand is a 2.5 km stretch of presting beachfront with spectacular views of Magnetic Island. Enjoy one of the many restaurants, bars or cafes along the precinct. The popular Water Park is great for the young ones, take a swim in the Rockpool or sit back, enjoy a gelato under a palm tree with a

  • Townsville Maritime Museum


    Learn and explore the colorful history of Townsville’s Maritime history

Key Attractions

  • Supporters of 65 Roses inc

    Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville is very proud to support the Supporters of 65 Roses INC in our fundraising efforts. $4000 was raised this year via the hotels Eco Stay program. This will help enable the volunteer run charity to improve the quality of life for North Queensland Children and young adults affected by Cystic Fibrosis. We are proud to

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