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26/07 - 04/08/2019

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

Day Off Discoveries

Day Off Discoveries

Tuesday 30th July 2019 is a rest day for Festival artists, and an opportunity for you to explore the diverse attractions in and around Townsville. Here are some recommendations for how to spend the day:

 Jezzine Barracks

Tour Townsville
with Travel Associates

Join us for the morning as we take you on a tour of this vibrant city. The tour begins in the CBD followed by a trip to the top of Castle Hill, providing spectacular views over Townsville and across the Coral Sea to beautiful Magnetic Island. This will help orientate yourself for the rest of your visit to our city before taking in the most scenic spots of Townsville North Queensland. It is then off to visit Jezzine Barracks where you will discover our First Australian and Military History, the Airforce Museum and then a stop at the beautiful Palmetum Botanical Collection of Palm Trees for lunch.

Departs Townsville at 8:15am and returns at 1:30pm
Cost: $95 per person, includes transfers and lunch.

To book: call Travel Associates Townsville on 07 4722 5055 or email holidays@travel-associates.com.au.


Discover Hinchinbrook
Food and Wine Tour

This tour is definitely one for the food lover! The itinerary has been carefully planned to include many of the hidden gems in the Hinchinbrook area. Sample amazing food & wine, plus purchase discounted produce on the day, and no need to drive. You will graze your way through the day tasting many varieties of local food on offer and meet the passionate owners as they tell their stories of business and produce. If you choose to purchase some of the delicious produce, there will be eskies on board to keep your food chilled. 

Departs Townsville at 7.30am and returns approx. 5.30pm. $145 per person includes lunch and complimentary wines.

To book: call Travel Associates Townsville on 07 4722 5055 or email holidays@travel-associates.com.au.

A Day on Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is a fabulous way to spend your day off, or the ideal place to stay once the Festival concludes. Whether it’s exploring the natural beauty of the island on foot with its many walking tracks, cruising around the various bays in a topless car or relaxing with an organised day tour, the island is definitely worth a visit. A return ferry ticket with SeaLink costs $33 for adults or $16.50 for concession, and organised day tours are priced from $67 per person for the Wildlife Day Tripper package which includes the return ferry trip and a two hour Koala Village Tour at Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary.

Call SeaLink on 1800 681 816
or visit sealinkqld.com.au.

Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls Tour

Travel in comfort with Festival partner Detours and visit Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall nestled in Gerringun National Park. The tour heads to Ingham first, also known as Little Italy and just over an hour's drive north of Townsville. After morning tea in the township, it is off to Wallaman Falls Lookout for some spectacular scenery. Take some time to swim or take a rainforest walk before enjoying lunch amongst the rainforest. On the return journey to Townsville we stop at Frosty Mango with its exotic tropical fruit ice creams that are grown on site.

Departs Townsville at 8:00am and returns at 5:30pm
Cost: $155 per person includes transfers, morning tea and lunch.

To book: call Detours on 07 47 285 311
Note: Tour requires minimum of 12 passengers to proceed.

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