Tour the Region
There is so much to see in North Queensland so why not stay a little longer and explore more of this magnificent region? Festival sponsors Travel Associates Townsville and SeaLink Queensland have some wonderful options to tempt you to come early or stay on after the Festival.
2 NIGHTS | SELF-DRIVE PACKAGE
Experience the unspoiled beauty of the World Heritage Wet Tropics with this two-night package staying in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands. From ranges and waterfalls to spectacular national parks and coffee plantations, it is the kind of place you want to take at your own pace.
Priced from $463 per person.
Includes 3 days car hire and two nights’ accommodation at Blue Summit Hideaway in a luxury villa with a spa.
2 NIGHTS | SELF-DRIVE PACKAGE
This magical 3-day package showcases the beautiful rainforest region just north of Townsville. Stay two nights in a Deluxe Rustic cabin at Hidden Valley Cabins, an award-winning eco-resort on the banks of the Running River. Enjoy breakfast each morning and your choice of a platypus or night safari. Plus with three days care hire you can explore the surrounds including Paluma Range National Park, Wallaman Falls the Southern Hemisphere’s highest sheer drop waterfall, and the township of Ingham known affectionately as “Little Italy”.
Priced from $480 per person.
Includes 3 days car hire in a compact SUV, two nights’ accommodation at Hidden Valley Cabins, breakfast daily, and your choice of tour.
Mission Beach and Paronella Park
3 NIGHTS | SELF-DRIVE PACKAGE
Explore the Cassowary Coast north of Townsville, a quiet yet stunning stretch of coastline bordered by the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Stay at Castaways Resort in Mission Beach, positioned absolute beachfront with direct access to the 14 km long white sandy beach. Enjoy a day at the spectacular Paronella Park and a Frankland Islands day tour.
Priced from $970 per person.
Includes 4 days car hire, 3 nights’ accommodation in a Beachfront room at Castaways Resort, entry into Paronella Park, and the Frankland Islands Reef, River, and Rainforest tour.
OVERNIGHT GETAWAY | SELF-DRIVE PACKAGE
Famous and historically important as a gold mining town, Charters Towers is arguably the most beautiful inland city in Queensland. Just 90 minutes drive from Townsville, explore the history, stunning architecture, and hospitality of this little piece of paradise.
Priced from $285 per person.
Includes 2 days car hire in a compact SUV, overnight accommodation at the Aussie Outback Oasis Holiday Park and a safari tour to the magnificent Texas Longhorn Cattle Farm.
Magnetic Island Hotel
2 OR 3 NIGHT STAYS | ISLAND DISCOVERY PACKAGE
Magnetic Island is a must-visit destination with its stunning bays and beaches. Predominantly National Park, the island offers 25 kilometres of walking tracks, several fringing reefs perfect for snorkelling and a friendly community atmosphere. Experience its relaxing paradise on this two night SeaLink package. Priced from $242 per person. Includes two days car hire, two nights’ accommodation at the Arcadia Village Motel and return ferry travel (three night packages are also available).
Priced from $242 per person.
Enjoy return ferry travel, two nights’ accommodation and car hire for 2 days twin share.