Things To Do In & Around Townsville

Whether it’s natural wonders and breathtaking wild sights, or active adventures you seek, there are a range of things to see and try during your stay with us to get to most out of Townsville!

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If relaxation and staying put is your style, our park boasts an incredible range of wildlife to keep you busy sightseeing.

Birdlife is abundant for birdwatchers and local visitors like wallabies make themselves welcome each afternoon.

Enjoy the vibrant sunset by the campfire and share travel tips with other guests.

Take a dip in our heated pool and spa – there’s nothing like a late night dip under the stars.

For an afternoon workout with an unbeatable view, take the walk from the bottom to the top of Castle Hill and be rewarded with a sunset to be remembered.

Or take the drive up to the lookout and make sure you pack your camera for almost 360 degree views of Townsville and Magnetic Island

If crystal blue waters and white sand is your style, take advantage of being nearby and take the car or passenger Ferry to Magnetic Island for a day of sights you won’t soon forget.

Swim at one of the many postcard worthy beaches, or walk various tracks and nature paths.

Spend the day sightseeing on Magnetic island with transport from Townsville to the island via Sealink where you can snorkel with Aquascene Charters, walk the forts and experience the wildlife up close. Whilst enjoying the leisurely cruise to the island be sure to keep a look out for whales in season as they migrate with their young and shelter in the safe and protected waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Spot a croc!

Billabong Sanctuary is conveniently located directly across the road from our Resort, where you can cuddle a koala, hold a snake or feed a crocodile whilst listening to the brilliant educational talks with the rangers.

Guests staying with us enjoy 10% off entry to Billabong Sanctuary and have the ability to enjoy the wildlife park of 2 days for the price of one.

Upon arriving back to the caravan park take a picture with the life size crocodile in our creek, he has recently been fed so you have nothing to fear.

See Townsville like a tourist, or take a dip like a local.  The Esplanade & Stand features a range of activities and interests to suit all types. From boutique shops and incredible restaurants, to the safe salt-water rock pool, casino or water activities. Take it easy, or get active – you choose!

Bowling Green Bay National Park at Alligator Creek is a beautiful spot to cool off on a hot day. Featuring bbq’s, toilets and scenic walks. For the adventurous there is even a walk of up to 16km.


One of Townsville’s most popular & picturesque swimming locations is Little & Big Crystal Creek. Just an hour north of Townsville, both spots offer crystal clear rock swimming pools with cascades, waterfalls and lots of rock hopping. Bring your camera, your swimmers, and a BBQ lunch!

Museum of Underwater Art is able to be viewed from the Strand at Townsville beachfront

Underwater Museum Townsville

The museum hosts a large array of interactive activities combined with north Queensland history. There is even a live cannon firing demonstration.

One of the richest, most complex and diverse ecosystems in the world, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park begins at the tip of Cape York in Queensland and extends south to Bundaberg, over 2300kms!

At Reef HQ Aquarium visitors could experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium would open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. With impressive exhibits the aquarium offered an ever changing, always fascinating experience, showcasing rare and extraordinary features of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Explore an array of attractions in Townsville from markets, shopping, beaches, fishing and dining along Palmer St restaurant strip. Take a short ferry ride to explore the wonders of Magnetic Island and reefs or enjoy the views from Castle Hill or the newly developed Army Reserve Barracks (Jezzinne Barracks) which has been made into beautiful parkland gardens with exceptional views over to Maggie.

Townsville Eco Resort is the perfect place to base yourself to explore Townsville and the Charters Towers Gold Fields Region and  Cape Bowling Green National Park. After a long day exploring relax in the peaceful surrounds of our Resort where you come as guests and leave as friends.