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Located 22km outside of the city centre, Melbourne Airport is situated next to the M2 speedway which makes the journey from the city to the Airport convenient and fast. We have our own terminal (Terminal 4) located in the south of the main building. Quickest way to the city is by a taxi which will cost around $60. Shuttle buses are also available for as little as $18. The cheapest transit option is using the public transport. Hop on a bus for only $6.
The Airport is situated on a coastal plain, 5 km west of Townsville city centre. The airport provides Shuttle services with pickup and drop off from Townsville Hotels and Airport for all major flights Monday to Friday. For a quicker way to the Airport you can book a taxi privately. The journey should only take 15 minutes from Townsville City.
Are you a coffee lover, Street Art enthusiast, Foodie, or a fan of Australian culture? If so, fly to Melbourne to experience Australia’s best example of the perfect melting pot.
Coffee - Melburnians love their coffee. Coffee culture is part of the city’s fabric and DNA. Professional baristas will happily talk beans and machines while taking care of your order. We highly recommend you visit and experience the Laneway cafes in Melbourne’s city centre.
Street Art – Many lanes and arcades of Melbourne are particularly notable for their urban art. Hosier Lane is a prime example of street art celebration, decorated with sophisticated graffiti which have been featured on many reputed magazines and often used as a spot for fashion and wedding photography.
Food – Melbourne is a home of many cultures and it truly reflects in the food that the city has to offer. Whether you prefer modern, traditional or exotic cuisine, everyone can find something to suit their palate. The city is knows as a culinary capital of Australia, something that is celebrated during the annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival showcasing produce, talent, and lifestyle.
Australian History - Melbourne, is home to more than 100 cultural institutions- galleries, museums and historic sites, some of which are known worldwide. From the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Flinders Lane Gallery, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, there will definitely be something to occupy both young and old.
The city boasts dry, tropical weather and its central location to the Great Barrier Reef makes it very attractive for backpackers. Townsville is popular for its pier, The Strand esplanade and Castle Hill; the heritage listed landmark of pink granite monolith that rises to a height of 286 metres above the sea with an astonishing view of Townsville, Cleveland Bay and Magnetic Island.
Wildlife – The city is in the very heart of an abundant wildlife region with native flora and fauna. Magnetic Island, with over 800 koalas and plentiful fish species present, is just a short ferry ride away and is a perfect place to appreciate the natural beauty of this part of Australia.
World Heritage – From the Great Barrier Reef to The Wet Tropics, Townsville offers its visitors plenty to explore. You can join a discovery cruise and immerse yourself in the coral and marine life of the ocean as well as appreciate the uniqueness of The Wet Tropics of Queensland which happens to be the oldest rainforest in the world.
Culture - Townsville is also one of Queensland’s main cultural hotspots, with a range of annual festivals, historical sites and events. The city hosts the famous Australian Festival of Chamber Music which attracts many acclaimed international and local musicians. Another event worth visiting is the festival run by the Townsville City Council and Townsville Intercultural Centre in August each year, aimed at showcasing the cultural diversity of the city through different forms of art, music and food of the region.