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Welcome to paradise! Townsville offers endless sunshine, a stunning coastline and a wide range of attractions ranging from reef and rainforest, to sandy beaches and islands. Situated right on the coast, Townsville boasts over 320 days of sunshine each year and an average winter temperature of 24°C.
Townsville is approximately 1,350kms north of Brisbane.
All three of Australia’s major airlines fly into Townsville, usually via Brisbane. Jetstar offers direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne. Visit the airlines own websites, or contact your local travel agent. If arriving from Perth or Broome - Air north has the quickest route via Darwin.
Rail and coach travel are also possible, and driving holidays may be an option. We suggest you contact your local motoring association for road maps and suggested routes.
Festival travel partner, Brilliant Travel can book flights, rail, coach and accommodation for you, along with exclusive Festival Holiday Packages. Call Brilliant Travel on 1300 799 342.
Townsville is very easy to navigate. The town centre and most accommodation venues are only 10 minutes from the airport, serviced by bus and taxi.
The Townsville Civic Theatre is located 5 minutes from the city centre, accessible by car or bus.
Most of the hotels are located along Palmer Street in South Townsville, which is a short 5-7 minute walk from the town centre, and a 15 to 20 minute walk to the beach.
Townsville’s only public transport method is bus, operated by Sunbus. See here for further details. It can often be quicker and easier, and sometimes as cost-effective, to use taxis. Townsville’s Taxi Service is available by calling 131 008.
When travelling to the Civic Theatre, you can use the Townsville City Council Civic Theatre Festival Bus Service. Other options are taxi or private vehicle. There is plenty of car parking at the theatre.
Most major car hire companies operate in Townsville with depots at the Townsville Airport. Please contact each car hire company directly, or book through your travel agent.