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Five Things To Do in Townsville That You Probably Didn't Know About

Reef HQ - The Townsville Aquarium

This is the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world and a pretty cool way to spend a couple of hours.

Castle Hill

You can get to the top from the bottom and back again in an under an hour so this isn't exactly the most testing of hikes in North Queensland. The view across Townsville across the sea to Magnetic Island is well worth the effort and the view inland isn't bad either. I'd 100% recommend getting up early and heading up here for sunrise. 

Sunrise from Castle Hill - @lauriecrayston

Sunrise from Castle Hill - @lauriecrayston

Looking inland from Castle Hill - @lauriecrayston

Looking inland from Castle Hill - @lauriecrayston

The Strand

A short walk from Rambutan The Strand is the best place to relax and enjoy the beach in Townsville. There is the potential for crocodiles to be in the water though and one was removed from this beach in 2016. So be careful if you do get in the water.

Great Barrier Reef

Townsville offers access to some of the most untouched parts of the Great Barrier Reef. You can find out more here.

Museum of Tropical Queensland

This natural history museum is right next to the aquarium and at any one time can feature anything from dinosaurs to lego. If you're unlucky to be get rain in Townsville I'd strongly recommend checking out this place and the aquarium in one go, maybe have lunch at Rambutan inbetween.

You should also consider visiting the Perc Tucker Art Gallery, taking a Jet Ski Tour and checking out The Queens Gardens.

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