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Townsville-Gurambilbarra, QLD
26 July to 04 August 2024


Be sure to make time to explore the beautiful surrounds of Townsville-Gurambilbarra and Magnetic Island-Yunbenun.

Townsville-Gurambilbarra offers a variety of experiences - whether you’re after adventure, nature, action or leisure, there’s something to whet your appetite and showcase the natural beauty of the region. Visit the Townsville Queensland website for more information.


Photo courtesy of Townsville Enterprise

The Strand

Townsville-Gurambilbarra’s 2km beach esplanade is fondly called The Strand and makes for a very pleasant walk. You can stroll from Anzac Park at the southern end all the way to the Rockpool and around the Jezzine Barracks precinct with its coastal boardwalks and sculptures. Stop along the way at one of the many cafes and restaurants such at C-Bar for a coffee or Juliette’s for gelati.

Castle Hill-Cutheringa

Join the thousands of fitness goers who walk up Castle Hill-Cutheringa every day (or you can drive up) and be rewarded with 360-degree views of Townsville-Gurambilbarra. It offers spectacular sunset and sunrise moments (and phot opportunities), along with several challenging walking tracks.  

Magnetic Island-Yunbenun

You can’t visit Townsville-Gurambilbarra without making time to visit Magnetic Island-Yunbenun with its 23 bays and beaches and stunning bushwalking tracks. There is a wonderful Koala Sanctuary (as featured in the Netflix series Izzy's Koala World), abundant wildlife and a friendly local community. 


Located in the heart of the city is Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville-Gurambilburra’s premier art gallery presenting a dynamic range of local, national and international exhibitions. A short stroll along Flinders Street will have you at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, a wonderful gallery for independent, experimental contemporary art. 

Other sights to see

Festivals & Events

PUNQ 2024 2 Aug 2024 - 18 Aug 2024

PUNQ 2024 2 Aug 2024 - 18 Aug 2024

PUNQ is a biennial place-making festival which activates and engages with spaces, histories, and futures through art. It celebrates the distinct landscapes of North Queensland to inspire cultural exchange and reimagine expectations, transform perceptions and provide unique creative experiences for locals and visitors alike. The festival presents immersive journeys across North Queensland on Gurambilbarra (Townsville), Yunbenun (Magnetic Island), Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook) and Gudjal Country (Charters Towers). The festival elevates innovative and exciting arts and cultural practices of the region, while also providing a platform for regional artists to reach new. The site-specific commissions featuring artworks produced by established First Nations and Australian artists were set in significant natural environments in the North Queensland region.

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World Science Festival  1 Aug 2024 - 2 Aug 2024

World Science Festival 1 Aug 2024 - 2 Aug 2024

World Science Festival Queensland returns to Queensland Museum Tropics, Townsville-Gurambilbarra on 1 - 2 August 2024, presenting a program full of engaging events, STEM-packed schools program, hands-on activities and so much more for visitors of all ages. The Festival brings together an exciting mix of scientists, science communicators, academics, artists and musicians to remind us that science is fun, fascinating and fearless.

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Burdekin Water Festival 31 Aug 2024

Burdekin Water Festival 31 Aug 2024

Celebrating the abundance of water in the district. The Burdekin Water Festival is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland. The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community. This includes an art exhibition that features an extensive display of artworks various mediums created by local artists.

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