12 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Townsville North Queensland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Townsville
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Magnetic Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Drive to Mission Beach
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Mission Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Townsville, Fly to Darwin

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Townsville

— 4 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, take in nature's colorful creations at Townsville Palmetum, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

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Darwin to Townsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In December in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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Magnetic Island

— 4 nights
Magnetic Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Magnetic Island Time Cruises, indulge in some personalized pampering at Magnetic Bliss Massage, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Townsville to Magnetic Island by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Mission Beach

— 3 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with Mission Beach Dive, identify plant and animal life at Croc and Wildlife Tours, trek along Kennedy Walking Track, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10: