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If you've been thinking about a holiday with your children, Townsville is a good choice. The boating, campsites and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Townsville, QLD (TSV), which is the closest airport, or Palm Island, QLD (PMK), which is located 38.2 mi (61.5 km) from the city centre. Townsville has 73 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when deciding where you'd like to stay.
Holidaying families have positive things to say about these places to stay:
Madison Plaza Townsville: Offers an indoor pool, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star hotel.
Park Regis Anchorage – Features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and free parking. The central location and helpful staff make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.
The Ville Resort - Casino – Offers 3 restaurants, free parking and babysitting services. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4.5-star hotel.
Palm Waters Holiday Villas – Offers a children's pool, in-room kitchens and free parking. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 3-star apartment.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Townsville.
While you and your family are visiting Townsville, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Museum of Tropical Queensland and Strand Waterpark. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as ReefHQ Aquarium and Maritime Museum of Townsville.Townsville is also known for the:
If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Townsville Station, Ayr Station or Home Hill Station. Townsville may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.