WHERE TO STAY
Townsville-Gurambilbarra offers a wide choice of accommodation from 5-star hotels to self-catering apartments, caravan parks, and budget accommodation.
Festival preferred hotels include Ardo, The Ville, Grand Chancellor Townsville, Rydges Southbank, Park Regis Anchorage, Aligned Corporate Residences Townsville
Townsville-Gurambilbarra's First 5-STAR Hotel is HERE! With views of Magnetic Island-Yunbenun and the Coral Sea and a horizon pool, Townsville-Gurambilbarra's long-awaited, first five-star hotel Ardo is about to open its doors. The luxury hotel is the sister property of the Ville Resort-Casino, a long-time partner of the AFCM. In the luxury, multi-restaurant hotel, guests have three signature restaurants to choose from including Marmor, which serves world-class Australian meat and seafood and Terasu, with lively, Japanese cuisine cooked with seasonal ingredients from around the region. Guests will also have access to a tapas-style menu at Ardo’s rooftop bar as well as access to The Ville Resort-Casino’s restaurants and pool deck.
The Ville Resort-Casino
The Ville is a multi-award-winning property boasting exceptional quality accommodation from Deluxe Rooms to Executive Suites. Located on the Townsville Breakwater with views over the CBD, marina, and Magnetic Island-Yunbenun, the Ville offers several premier restaurants and bars, a range of guest services and facilities, and a stunning lagoon pool. The Ville is just a few minutes walk from The Strand and the Ferry Terminal.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville is the tallest building in town, the hotel offers stunning views across the city, Castle Hill-Cutheringa, and towards Magnetic Island-Yunbenun, from its range of contemporary guest rooms and rooftop pool. Within close walking distance to award-winning restaurants and nightlife, key attractions such as the Strand Waterfront, as well as the Townsville Convention and Exhibition Centre, this hotel in Townsville-Gurambilbarra is ideally situated for Festival guests.
Rydges Southbank Townsville
Situated in the vibrant Palmer Street precinct, Rydges Southbank offers the perfect location for your Festival stay. All hotel rooms feature the signature Rydges dream beds and free Wi-Fi in addition to modern amenities to make you feel comfortable throughout your stay. Rydges is a luxurious yet affordable hotel with facilities including a resort-style pool and free onsite parking.
Park Regis Anchorage
You are in a great spot when you book your Festival stay with Park Regis Anchorage. Situated in the cosmopolitan Palmer Street dining precinct, with a short easy stroll to restaurants, cafes, bars and the city centre. The accommodation ranges from studio rooms to one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Hotel facilities include an onsite restaurant, a BBQ area, two swimming pools and complimentary off-street parking. The one and two- bedroom apartments are also equipped with a laundry.
Aligned Corporate Residences
Centrally located in the heart of Townsville-Gurambilbarra’s Palmer Street dining precinct, ACR Townsville is one of the city’s leading longer-stay accommodation providers. It offers studio, one and two bedroom apartments, each equipped with kitchen facilities and balconies. Guests also enjoy onsite parking, free wifi and swimming pool.
The Festival's holiday packages provide reserved concert tickets and allocated rooms at hotels including The Ville, Grand Chancellor, Rydges Southbank and Park Regis Anchorage. They all still have allocations for the Festival period, when booked as part of a holiday package. Please call Brilliant Travels on 1300 765 115.
Other Accommodation Options
Beyond the Festival's partner hotels, there are a number of other hotels and motels located in Townsville-Gurambilbarra. Unfortunately the weekend of 4-6 August is extremely busy with multiple events happening in the city. However you may find availability at these properties: