Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city, with a population in excess of 150,000. It is recognized as the world’s leading centre for coral reef research. As the home of Reef HQ aquarium, the Imax Theatre and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the city provides one of the most innovative tourist facilities.
Townsville is an ideal city to spend some time before or after your cruise. Visit beautiful Magnetic Island, the magnificent Burdekin Dam, the historical gold-mining towns of Ravenswood and Charters Towers, and the many beautiful national parks, including the Paluma rainforests.
On the coast, 170 mi/274 km south-southeast of Cairns.
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