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  • Address: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Australia

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The Strand Tours

All roads in central Townsville eventually lead to The Strand. As the city’s most beautiful and popular beach, The Strand is the sparkling centerpiece of Townsville’s golden coast. Even better, it has twice been voted “Australia’s Cleanest Beach” for its tidy, modern facilities. Take a jog on the walking paths that weave along the coast, or plan an afternoon barbecue or picnic on the park’s expansive lawn.

Fishermen gather at the northern end, in front of Kissing Point Fort, as bathers wade in the famous Rock Pool that faces out to sea. If it’s “stinger” season for Queensland’s box jellies, the section of beach just south of the pool has stinger nets and lifeguards. Waves are rarely an issue here, and it’s easy to simply float on your back and feel the sun on your face. For an extended trip when walking The Strand, make the climb up to Kissing Point Fort, where views stretch out to Magnetic Island and the vast Pacific beyond. The passenger ferry to Magnetic Island also departs from The Strand, and families will enjoy the large waterpark that’s perfect for children. Add in roadside cafés and restaurants just steps from the manicured grounds, and it’s easy to see why the famous Strand is the most happening place in town.

Practical Info

Stinger nets are in place from November-April, and beach admission is free. Travelers can find festive night markets along the shores of the Strand on the fourth Friday of every month. On New Year’s Eve, residents also gather for an annual fireworks display.

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Townsville City Sightseeing Tour, Townsville, null

Townsville City Sightseeing Tour

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Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland, the sprawling city of Townsville boasts a revitalized esplanade called The Strand, stunning views of ...  Read more

Location: Townsville, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville, Townsville, Historical & Heritage ... 

60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville

Experience Palm Island from the air and gain a true appreciation of its wonder and beauty. There will also be the chance to see all the beautiful sights of ...  Read more

Location: Townsville, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $503.49

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