In the heart of Townsville’s CBD, Comfort Inn Robert Towns is ideally located for sightseeing and is only a short stroll to cinemas, shopping and the government precinct.
A 5 minute walk will take you to The Strand, a seaside foreshore located in Townsville that has a magnificent view of the Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island, as well as views stretching all the way out to Cape Cleveland. The Strand has a recreational park, restaurants, cafes, free water park perfect for the little ones and big ones too, picnic areas and swimming pools.
Want the resort feel without the price tag? Stay at Comfort Inn Robert Towns and take a 20 minute ferry ride to experience the beauty of Magnetic Island where you can enjoy reef diving, snorkelling or jet skiing.
With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, access to a number of World Heritage-listed national parks and lush tropical gardens, Townsville is home to some spectacular natural landscapes and attractions.
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- Magnetic Island – Escape to a tropical island paradise surrounded by golden beaches and activities to excite everyone. Over two-thirds of the Island is classified as National Park, providing a haven for wildlife including Koalas, Rock Wallabies, Possums and more than 100 different bird species.
- Castle Hill – Castle Hill provides a number of walking tracks, which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day! The 360-degree views of Townsville at the top are well worth the journey. Spectacular views at sunrise or sunset provide unbeatable photo opportunities which shouldn’t be missed.
- The Strand – Is a two and a half kilometre walkway that offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island and is popular for runners, walkers and kids with bikes and scooters. Enjoy the ocean breezes with a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes BBQ and picnic areas and parks.
- Reef HQ Aquarium – Discover the beauty and wonder of The Great Barrier Reef at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. It is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium it is also home to the Australian Government’s national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef.
- Anderson Park Botanic Gardens – Anderson Gardens is Townsville’s largest botanic gardens, offering 25 hectares of flora and fauna to explore. Wander through the collection of garden displays or find a shady spot to sit back and have a picnic.
- Palmer Street – Home to some of Townsville’s award winning restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you desire Italian, French, Mexican, modern Australian or locally caught seafood, this is Townsville’s premium restaurant strip.
- Saunders Beach – This beach is largely untouched and visitors still literally have the beach to themselves. It is located in the Northern Beaches precinct. With over six kilometres of beach to discover, take a long refreshing walk, drop a line into fish, and claim a piece of paradise to yourself.
- Thuringowa – extends over an area of 4000 square kilometres and today is a thriving area offering art exhibitions, theatres and performance, two swimming lagoons, the Riverway Arts Centre, Pinnacles Gallery, the Riverwalk, public art, village spine, restaurant, and parklands, there truly is so much to explore.
- Townsville WaterSports – If water sports is your thing, be sure to check out Townsville Watersports, they provide tours of Cleveland Bay, The Strand and Cape Pallarenda and you’ll enjoy things you’ve never seen before like secluded fresh water swimming holes nestled in the mountain rainforests and incredible white coral sand beaches on remote islands hidden amongst the Palm Island group.
- Billabong Sanctuary – Billabong Sanctuary is Australia’s best interactive wildlife experience. Animal encounters is a series of unforgettable, hands-on adventures between you and Australia’s native animals. Featuring over 100 species of Australian animals, you’ll see the saltwater crocodile and the endangered cassowary all set in 25 acres of natural bush land.
For further discoveries refer to Tourism Townsville – check out the top things to see and discover