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Explore the region

Explore the region

North Queensland offers so much to see so why not add on some extra days either before or after the Festival to explore more of this magnificent region? Festival sponsors Travel Associates Townsville and SeaLink Queensland have put together some fabulous touring options for the 2021 Festival.

Atherton Tablelands
2-night Self-Drive Holiday, Canopy Treehouses 

Experience the unspoilt 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 the kind of place you want to take at your own pace. This package includes 3 nights’ car hire, two nights in a Riverfront Treehouse at Canopy Treehouses & Wildlife Sanctuary, breakfast hamper and a Nocturnal Tour.  

  • 2 nights in a Riverfront Treehouse at the Canopy Treehouses & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Breakfast hamper in your treehouse from local patisserie
  • Three full days car hire - Compact SUV
  • Nocturnal Wet Tropics Tour

More about the Atherton Tablelands

Priced from $618 per person, twin-share 

For more information or to book:  

BY PHONE: Please call 1300 230 176 or 1300 234 029

BY EMAIL: townsville@travelassociates.com or castletown@travelassociates.com 

*Please note this deal is subject to availability either before or after the festival. Pricing can fluctuate daily. 

Mission Beach & Paronella Park
3-night Self-Drive Holiday, Castaways Resort

Escape for 3-nights and 4 days to the Cassowary Coast north of Townsville, a quiet 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 beautiful, white sandy beach. Enjoy a day at Paronella Park and a Frankland Islands day tour. We can't recommend this tour highly enough...such a magical part of the world!

  • 3 nights in a Beachfront Room at Castaways Mission Beach Resort, continental breakfast daily
  • Four days car hire – Nissan Qashqai or similar
  • Entry to Paronella Park
  • Frankland Islands Reef, River & Rainforest Tour

More about Mission Beach

Priced from $698 per person, twin-share 

For more information or to book:  

BY PHONE: Please call 1300 230 176 or 1300 234 029

BY EMAIL: townsville@travelassociates.com or castletown@travelassociates.com 

*Please note this deal is subject to availability either before or after the festival. Pricing can fluctuate daily. 

Charters Towers
Overnight 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. Package includes two full 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.  

Priced from $362 per person twin share.

For more information or to book:  

BY PHONE: Please call 1300 230 176 or 1300 234 029

BY EMAIL: townsville@travelassociates.com or castletown@travelassociates.com 

*Please note this deal is subject to availability either before or after the festival. Pricing can fluctuate daily. 

Magnetic Island
2-night Discovery Package

Magnetic Island really is a must-visit destination when you travel to Townsville. Explore the natural beauty of the island on foot with its many walking tracks, 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. It is also home to Northern Australia's largest colony of koalas living in the wild. Experience the relaxing paradise of Magnetic Island on this two night SeaLink package that includes your very own hire car for two days, two nights’ accommodation in your choice of property and return ferry travel. (Note: three night packages are also available)

Priced from $232 per person twin share.

To book: call SeaLink on 1300 MAGGIE (1300 624 443) or visit sealinkqld.com.au