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Port of Townsville Live Cam of the Truck Queue at Port of Townsville.

Excursions in and around Townsville

Townsville boasts an extensive network of mountain bike trails suitable for riders of all skill levels. Some popular trails include

Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve

A popular destination for mountain bikers, offering over 50 kilometers of trails with varying difficulty levels.

Pallarenda Trails

Located along the coast, these trails provide scenic views and a mix of technical challenges.

Castle Hill Tracks

For those seeking a more intense workout, the trails around Castle Hill offer steep climbs and rewarding descents.


A short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can explore numerous walking trails, snorkel or dive around the island's coral reefs, or simply relax on one of the many pristine beaches.

Reef HQ Aquarium is the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and a must visit attraction for anyone interested in marine life. The aquarium features a diverse range of exhibits, including a predator tank, a coral reef lagoon, and a turtle hospital.Billabong Sanctuary is a wildlife park that provides a unique opportunity to interact with Australian animals. Visitors can hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, cuddle koalas, and hold snakes and lizards.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland showcases the region's rich cultural and natural heritage. The museum's exhibits cover a wide range of topics, from indigenous history and maritime archaeology to marine biology and tropical ecosystems.

While the Daintree Rainforest itself is not located in Townsville, several tour operators offer day trips from Townsville to this world renowned natural wonder. These excursions typically include transportation, guided walks through the rainforest, and opportunities to spot unique flora and fauna.

Riverway is a popular recreational area in Townsville, featuring shared pathways ideal for cycling and walking. These paths wind along the Ross River, offering picturesque scenery and opportunities for wildlife spotting.

The average annual temperature for Townsville is 29.0┬░C (84.2┬░F). This is based on the mean maximum and minimum temperatures recorded from 1940 to 2024.

However, it's important to note that Townsville experiences a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. This means that temperatures can vary significantly throughout the year.

Summer (December-February)

Hot and humid, with average maximum temperatures around 31┬░C (87.8┬░F) and average minimum temperatures around 24┬░C (75.2┬░F).

Winter (June-August)

Warm and mild, with average maximum temperatures around 25-29┬░C (77-84.2┬░F) and average minimum temperatures around 13-18┬░C (55.4-64.4┬░F).


Distance to

Brisbane 1,352 km (14 hours 47 mins)

Sydney 2,076 km (22 hours 41 mins)

Melbourne 2,475 km (1 day 3 hours)

Perth 4,908 km (2 days 4 hours)

Darwin 2,511 km (1 day 5 hours)

Adelaide 2,626 km (1 day 4 hours)