Townsville is the commercial center of far north Queensland. If you think that this would mean that you shouldn't come here for a holiday then you would be very wrong. Townville has lots to offer the serious tourist. This is an example of how an Australian city should grow with its focus on developing fantastic leisure infrastructure for its residents and its visitors alike and Townsville. has managed this very well. It has a large and growing population. There is a growing army of people who come here for higher education. The local campus of James Cook University attracts students from all over Australia and its reputation is second to none. The Australian armed services have large bases here and RAAF jets are common sights overhead while plenty of superfit army boys will be seen exercising on the Strand or climbing Castle Hill to hone there bodies to a state of perfect fitness.
Just offshore lies Magnetic Island which lures tourists to its beautiful attractions. The scenery here is unique with headlands featuring granite boulders and hoop pines separating sparkling bays and great beaches. This is a boating haven with great anchorages, a new boat harbour and has excellent shopping and great resort accommodation. Back in Townsville, the waterfront has been totally refurbished with millions spent to create "The Strand recreational precinct. This magnificent area has beaches, waterparks, swimming pools, barbque facilities and everything else you might need in a leisure area. There are also great restaurants on the oceanfront here with views of Magnetic Island in the distance.Townsville is also the departure point for the fantastic resort on Orpheus Island.
Townsville is a great sporting city and has a strong position on the national sporting stage. The Townsville Crocs, basketball team, are always competitive and the North Queensland Cowboys rugby league team has some of the best players in the world. The city is fanatical about its support of these two sporting icons. Townsville also has great shopping facilities with a number of suburban shopping malls.
If you want to experience a real Australian city on your holiday, then spend some time in Townsville accommodation and experience how real Australians live.
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