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Fly to and stay in Townsville

Tigerair offers flights to tropical Townsville! Book online now to secure cheap flights for your perfect holiday getaway. Experience world-class events, stunning locations and enjoy the laidback lifestyle of Townsville North Queensland.

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destination guide: townsville

getting to townsville from the airport

Townsville Airport (TSV) is located just 5km from the city centre. There are a number of transport options available to make your way into the city once you land.


Get a taxi/rent a car: Taxis are available right outside the arrivals end of the terminal. You can expect to pay about $15 to get into the city. If you would rather have your own car to explore in, rental cars are available at the airport.

Get an Uber: The Uber pick-up area is located in the rental car park, just follow the signs.

Catch the shuttle: The airport shuttle is the perfect way to get from the airport to the city, your hotel or to the Magnetic Island ferry terminal. The shuttle starts from $10 for a one way trip. Bookings are essential, visit http://shuttletsv.com.au/.

things to do in Townsville and surrounding areas

Townsville North Queensland is famous for its world-class events, spectacular nature experiences, beautiful wildlife and friendly locals. It offers all the appeal of a tropical getaway and is home to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The region boasts excellent diving and snorkelling experiences and offers easy access to a number of beautiful islands including Magnetic Island.

While in Townsville be sure to visit Castle Hill, a favourite for fitness fanatics who enjoy the mighty 275.8 metre hike – the view is definitely worth it. Vehicle access is also available to reach the stunning views at the top.
No holiday in Townsville is complete without a visit to the beloved Strand – the city’s beach foreshore.  Recently voted by Trip Advisor as one of Australia’s Top 25 Beaches, this is the perfect spot for a family day out with water parks, playgrounds and 2.2km of beach to explore.

Just a one hour drive from Townsville CBD is Paluma Range National Park, a quaint rainforest village set in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.. Hike through rainforest landscapes, take a refreshing swim in Little Crystal Creek under the shadows of the historic stone bridge and keep your eyes peeled for platypus and native birds who call Paluma home.

From feeding rock wallabies, to discovering hidden waterfalls, you’ll never run out of things to do in Townsville!

do you enjoy wildlife?

Townsville offers an abundance of amazing wildlife attractions, including Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium! It’s the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and it will open your eyes to the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef – all without getting wet.

And if that’s not enough, why not visit Magnetic Island? Just 8km offshore, you can catch an easy 20 minute ferry ride and land on a perfect island getaway. Over two-thirds of the island is national park, providing a haven for a variety of native wildlife including rock wallabies, koalas, possums and more than 100 different bird species. With 23 bays and beaches to explore, you’ll never have a dull moment on Magnetic Island.

eat, drink

Townsville hosts an impressive dining scene, with a variety of restaurants and bars to tempt everyone’s tastebuds.

Townsville’s Palmer Street presents a diverse mix of dining options from high-end restaurants to the Aussie pub. According to the Australian Savour Awards, JAM on Palmer Street offers Australia’s best breakfast and is a must-do while in town. Michels Restaurant is another award-winning dining experience, and is the perfect spot for a special night out.

In the heart of the city you’ll find City Lane, a New York inspired precinct complete with street art, funky décor and an atmosphere to match! With options for the health conscious right through to lovers of night life, City Lane has something for everyone’s taste. If you prefer your sport, be sure to visit the local Cowboys Leagues Club, the home of the 2015 NRL Premier’s, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys – enjoy a meal, watch a game and soak up the atmosphere for a fantastic night out.
For dinner and a view, head to the beach and visit the Cbar on the Strand for a delicious meal while enjoying the amazing waterfront views. Alternatively head across to Magnetic Island for island dining at is best! Indulge on the decks of restaurant Peppers Blue on Blue or make your way to one of Maggie’s many pubs, cafes and restaurants.

If you want to skip the formalities and head straight to the bar, there are plenty of places to enjoy a heavenly cocktail or why not try Townsville’s very own brew at the Townsville Brewery? Here you can watch the entire beer making process from milling to tapping, all while enjoying a cold one for yourself.

arts, culture, events and festivals

Townsville is the home of regional Australia’s best live events. From music to mountain biking, race cars to running festivals, no matter your passion, the Townsville North Queensland events calendar will have you covered.

Love music? Put on those dancing shoes and head to one of Townsville’s music festivals. Get to Groovin the Moo in April for a day of amazing music and perfect tropical vibes. Or, book your tickets to one of the Full Moon Down Under events, where you’ll see international acts on the gorgeous beaches of Magnetic Island.

If you prefer to sit back and relax to the sounds of classical music, you can’t go past the Australian Festival of Chamber Music at the end of July. This nine day program includes 30 concerts and showcases some of the finest musicians from around the world.  If you’re looking for the creative hub of the city, you can’t go past Dancenorth. Dancenorth is a contemporary dance company based in Townsville and creates bold, adventurous and critically acclaimed contemporary performances, with multiple productions on offer each year. Lovers of arts and culture should visit the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, both offering various exhibitions all year round.
If you’re visiting in July, come hear the roar ofthe annuaTownsville 400, which provides exciting entertainment both on and off the track.Nitro Circus Live will have you cheering on the edge of your seat while you watch daredevils perform mind-blowing stunts on a range of outrageous contraptions. In November you can go a little bit country and see the excitement of the Professional Bull Riders’ PBR Iron Cowboy over two huge nights! The toughest sport on dirt will be sure to have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the cowboys fight the most extreme bucking bulls in a battle of power, agility and pure grit.

Why not push for your ‘Personal Best’ while you explore the region at the Townsville Running Festival in August. The Festival includes a 42.2km Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k Corporate Challenge and much more. With views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina on offer, you can’t beat it. From the land to the sea, the region also host’s the Magnetic Island Race Week, combining the excitement of competitive sailing with an abundance of live entertainment and social events. In 2017, the city will welcome the best NRL players from around the world when it holds three games of the Rugby League World Cup. Don’t miss an exciting North Queensland Cowboys home game while you’re in town.

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*All fares are subject to availability and may vary until booking is confirmed. Prices are based on a one way economy Light Fare. Light Fares are per person in AUD and include GST. Payments made with credit or debit cards are subject to a card payment fee of between 0.86% and 1.33% per booking. Payments made with Interest Free will attract a booking and service fee which is detailed at point of purchase. Payments made with POLi do not attract a payment fee. Add $35 AUD/ $40 NZD when booking travel by phone. Add $32 AUD when booking travel at the airport. Fares are non-refundable. Bookings may be changed by paying the fee and any applicable fare difference in accordance with our conditions of carriage, as published on our website on the day you request your change. For Light Fares, additional charges apply for optional extras such as checked-in baggage travel insurance and reserved seat selection. Flights to/from Townsville is subject to final regulatory approval. For current fees, click here