Now with a population of just over 170,000 people, Townsville is quickly growing into the unofficial title of the Capital of North Queensland.

History

The traditional land owners and custodians, the Wulgurukaba and Bindal people inhabited this area pre-European settlement. Townsville was founded 1864 as a port for the fledgling pastoral industry. Townsville is garrison city, with strong military ties dating back to WWII. Here you will find Lavarack Barracks, a large Army base & RAAF site.

Environment

Castle Hill is one of the best ways for visitors to orientate themselves as it gives spectacular 360-degree views of Townsville and over-looking Magnetic Island. With many walking tracks, the trek to the top is well worth it!

Take a leisurely stroll along The Strand, Townsville’s thriving beach foreshore. With plenty of dining options and activities for the kids, The Strand has something for everyone!