Townsville is a city on the north eastern coast of Australia, located in the state of Queensland. It is adjacent to the center section of the Great Barrier Reef in the dry tropics. The city gets over 300 days of sunshine each year, which leads to tourism throughout the whole year. The population of the greater urban area of Townsville is a little over 160,00. The port's first wharf was built in 1863 and the port now plays a vital role to the economic development of North Queensland.
If you are a golfer, the Paradise Palms Golf
Course is something that cannot be missed. Enjoy an 18 hole championship layout
that is Australia's best and yet most challenging course. The course opened in
1990 and has attracted many golfers worldwide. A beautiful panoramic view
wherever you look
Scuba diving and/or snorkeling is highly encouraged here. The Great Barrier Reef is the hot spot to view the most beautiful corals in the world. It is a stunning underwater world that cannot be passed up. Some tropical fish even follow you around hoping you would feed it. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the reef and fishes that make this place a tourist magnet.