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.
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!