Good family accommodation will also be located close to lots of natural activities like being able to take a tour into the countryside or local hinterland to see local beauty spots and enjoy the wildlife, have a swim, or enjoy a picnic or bar b que. Townsville is a great location for this, with the Paluma Range rainforest to the north well worth a visit. Magnetic Island lies just offshore and is a great destination for a day trip from Townsville. This is the home of Australia’s largest Koala colony and has beautiful beaches as well as a challenging golf course and lots of excellent restaurants and cafes. The Great Barrier Reef is an added attraction with tours operating from Townsville on a regular basis. If you like fishing, Townsville is a great destination, with day charters available to take the family out to catch a big one. Similarly, if your family likes to dive or snorkel, then there are plenty of tours that cater to this.
Other family activities available in the Townsville region include sporting events. Most kids love to go to a football match or to see car racing. The V8 Supercars visit Townsville every year and there are regular home games for both the North Queensland Cowboys rugby league team and the Townsville Fury, soccer team. On “The Strand” which is the main beachfront. esplanade in Townsville, there are plenty of fantastic family activities. There is a great water park, two swimming pools, two piers with fish cleaning facilities as well as a range of oceanfront restaurants. It really does have everything in family accommodation and holiday activities that you could ever ask for.