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Mackay(MKY) ⇒ Townsville(TSV)
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Mackay(MKY) ⇒ Townsville(TSV)
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The city of Townsville! Sits on the north-east coast of Queensland Australia and is a bustling city full of wonderful sights and things to explore. The city is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland Outback and Wet Tropics making it among the most visited major urban centre in the region.
Tip: With more than 320 days of sunshine a year, carry plenty of sunscreen with you when you visit, especially during the months between October and April.
Getting to Townsville
The Townsville Airport services the city and it is only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. For those flying from Mackay to Townsville, it’s possible to get direct flights to Townsville through many of the servicing airlines. A typical direct flight lasts about 55 minutes and flights with stops in between can range from 4 to 17 hours. There are always Mackay to Townsville flights from Qantas Airways at reasonable prices. There are Many Airlines that operate in the region who also offer Cheap flights from Mackay to Townsville with stops in between. The airport shuttle offers pick-up and drop services from/to the hotels in the city and runs seven days a week.
Tip: If you prefer a taxi ride to the city, look out for ride share options at the arrivals at the end of the terminal.
Things to do in and around Townsville
For those interested in the history of this beautiful city, the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre is a must visit place to meet the traditional owners of the city. Here you’ll get to learn all about the ancient history of the region and see their artworks.
If you’re travelling with children, the Townsville aquarium is an absolutely breath taking place that you need to visit. The Reef HO located adjacent to it is home to the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium with thousands of fish and marine animals.
If exploring on foot is something you enjoy then Castle Hill is a giant granite monolith at the city centre is where you can start. You can enjoy views of different parts of the city and the surroundings from this point. There are more places to explore such as Townsville waterfront promenade, Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Billabong Sanctuary and more.
Tip: December to March is when the city experiences a hot humid weather accompanied by days of showers. This is the time when prices in the city are low.
Shopping and Dining in Townsville
Just to the south of the airport is the city’s bustling shopping centres. Northtown The City Shopping Centre, Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre, Fairfield Central Shopping Centre are a few of the most popular in the area hosting hundreds of stores. South Townsville has some of the city’s best restaurants serving Modern Australian Cuisine with many of the restaurants offering views of the ocean and the Ross River.
Tip: Flinders Street East is where you’ll need to head to taste some of the best craft beer in the city along with visiting it’s best pubs, cocktail bars and night clubs.
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