Townsville – An Exotic Seaside Retreat

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Townsville is a seaside city in the state of Queensland in Australia. The place is known for its marine life and beaches. Besides oceanic wonders, the city has several museums, landmarks, gardens, and parks. Our weeklong holiday in Townsville was mostly spent on outing activities. Besides surfing and other water sports, boat tours and cruises are quite popular in this city. Listed below are some of the best places to visit if you are in Townsville.

The Strand

The Strand is a beautiful beach foreshore that has picturesque shores and clear waters. It is a perfect way to make your family holiday all the more pleasurable. The beach offers a long walkway that can take you to the exquisite Magnetic Island. The views are amazing and the area attracts lots of bikers and walkers. The place has lots of restaurants, bars, and cafes that serve a wide range of international cuisines.  Our daylong beach picnic in this exotic beach of Townsville was truly a heavenly experience.

Castle Hill

Our next destination was Castle Hill. The mountainous site offers a panoramic view of the entire city. The place is so amazing that it attracts around 2000 visitors every day. Besides the scenic views, Castle Hill has lots of historic importance. During World War II, the hilltop vantage was often used by American soldiers. The place still has an observation bunker that used to help the troops in observing the invaders.  We found the place to be quite enchanting and equally relaxing. The area has ample seating arrangements and recreational public amenities.

Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary located along the Bruce Highway is a popular wildlife destination in the city. The place offers interactive wildlife presentations that would bring you close to the native animals of Australia. Wombats, koalas, cassowary, pythons, and crocodiles are some of the wild animals you can find in here. The place remains open from 9 Am to 5 PM in the evening. The entry fee for adults is 37 AUD for adults and 24 AUD for children.