Situated on the tropical north coast of Queensland, Townsville is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With the paradise of Magnetic Island right on the doorstep, Townsville is the ideal place for an adventure with friends or an escape for the family.


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, national and international events, award winning restaurants and attractions, National Parks and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to see why people are attracted to Townsville.

Townsville Caravan & Camping

The Townsville North Queensland Region is home to some of Australia’s best camping and caravanning spots. Whether the red dust of the outback, the white sands of the coast, or the rainforest in between appeals to you, it can be found here. What’s even better is that it is all linked by epic North Queensland drive routes.


Great Tropical Drive

Camping in Murray Falls in TownsvilleThe Great Tropical Drive is a touring experience like no other - the rainforest and the reef, short drives and wild adventures, luxury and discovery. Suitable for all vehicles, the Great Tropical Drive satisfies every holiday seeker’s wish list and introduces you to a few hidden treasures along the way. In its entirety, it truly is one of life’s magical journeys.

The Great Tropical Drive is comprised of 14 individual trails, and stretches along the coast from south of Townsville, up to Cairns and north to Cooktown. Each trail lasts two to five days and delivers at least one of six tempting experiences - adventure, nature, Indigenous, food and wine, heritage and wildlife. Put yourself in the driver’s seat for a road trip with a new discovery around every corner.


Overlanders Way

Take an adventurous journey in the footsteps of the first pioneers and experience the Overlander’s Way. Stretching 1,550 kilometres from the tropical coast of Queensland to the heart of the Northern Territory, Overlander’s Way is the link from the Great Barrier Reef to the rugged Australian Outback.


The Overlander’s Way takes you on a journey back through time, following the paths of the first pioneers who drove vast herds of cattle from the East Kimberley to the Australian coast. Starting from Townsville, you’ll get a real insight into the history and hardships faced by drovers as they walked their cattle over the unforgiving landscape. The Overlander’s Way has come a long way since then, and the modern adventurer can now gain a unique insight into Australian history driving comfortably on sealed roads the whole way.


The Overlander’s Way offers a diverse range of activities and attractions that will have the whole family entertained. So pack the billy and the stock whip, and get set for an adventure the family will not forget.