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: Know Before You Go

Townsville: Know Before You Go

Climate in Townsville


Temperatures in North Queensland are generally moderate with summer ranging from 22-32 degrees Celsius and winter temperatures 14-26 degrees. Light, casual clothing is recomended in summer, while the winter season many require slightly warmer clothing. The wet season is typically January - March.



North Queensland is a very safe holiday destination, however sensible care and safety should be exercised at all times. Living in a sunny climate means you have to protect your skin from the sun's ultra violet (UV) rays. Protect your skin by wearing a hat while outdoors and using an appropriate sunscreen lotion. It is generally recommended to avoid prolonged periods in the sun between 10 am and 2 pm when the sun's UV rays are the strongest.



Stinger Awareness

The Townsville Strand offers two stinger enclosure areas for safe swimming during the stinger season. Magnetic Islands has 3 stinger nets, Balgal Beach in Thuringowa's Northern Beaches district also has a stinger net, as does Forrest Beach near Ingham and Alva Beach in the Burdekin. Always check with the local lifeguards about stinger nets locations / season and the hours of patrol along these beaches.

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