Local Attractions

Bluewater Caravan Park is a great place to base yourself to experience two natural features of pristine beauty – The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. 

The nearby Paluma region offers a number of walking tracks through the Wet Tropics Rainforest. “McClelland’s Lookout” with it’s panoramic views to the coast and beyond is located within the national park. The crystal clear waters of “Little Crystal Creek” cascade under a picturesque stone arch bridge which was built in the 1930’s.

“Jourama Falls and Wallaman Falls” Australia’s largest single drop waterfalls are just a short drive away, and the unspoiled coastline of the Northern Beaches district extends from Bushland Beach to Balgal Beach and encompasses Saunders, Toolakea and Toomulla, each offering unique attractions, activities and experiences.

Whilst in Townsville, walk or drive to the top of Castle Hill and take in the sweeping views of Townsville and across Cleveland Bay to Magnetic Island. Take a stroll along “The Strand” and enjoy a gelato. Discover “The Great Barrier Reef” at Reef HQ Aquarium and enjoy boutique shopping and dining on Palmer Streets. Or simply cool off with a swim in one of the 2 lagoons at Riverway.

Let our experienced staff help you plan an unforgettable stay in Townsville. With our knowledge of the local attractions we can make sure you see and do the very best that Townsville and North Queensland has to offer.


Reef HQ Aquarium

The Aquarium is open from 9.30 am until 5 pm 364 days a year. We recommend approximately 2 to 2.5 hours for you to experience the beauty and wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the Great Barrier Reef HQ Aquarium.

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Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary is 17 km South of Townsville on the Bruce Highway. Open from 9 am till 5 pm every day of the year (except Christmas Day)

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville. Offering a variety of activities for the day. You can get there via Sealink.

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For a pleasant change of climate and scenery, travel a little further north to the lush rainforest of Mount Spec National Park and find the picturesque village of Paluma. 1,000 metres above sea level and shrouded in misty cloud, Paluma has a rich and fascinating history. Much of the road leading to the village was built by hand during the 1930s Depression, as was the quaint stone bridge over Little Crystal Creek. Paluma is approx 45 min’s drive north of Townsville.

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