Townsville City Sightseeing Tour

Overview

Explore North Queensland’s biggest urban centre on this fabulous small group Townsville city tour with a knowledgeable local guide. You’ll visit the Strand beachfront promenade, Castle Hill and the historic Jezzine Military Barracks precinct.

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Ceeee58 (via TripAdvisor)

‘Our guide was full of interesting and useful information, and the tour was a great introduction to the town. It helped us to get our bearings and suggested a range of activities to do during our stay. I highly recommend this tour!’

  • Duration:

    3.5 hours (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Daily

  • Departs at:

    1.30pm

  • Departs from:

    Selected CBD locations

Featured guest review

'Our guide was full of interesting and useful information, and the tour was a great introduction to the town. It helped us to get our bearings and suggested a range of activities to do during our stay. I highly recommend this tour!' - Ceeee58 (via TripAdvisor)

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  • Get an all-round introduction to the cosmopolitan city of Townsville
  • See the key sights and attractions and pick up tips for things to do and places to eat during the rest of your stay
  • Visit Castle Hill for spectacular views over the city and Coral Sea to beautiful Magnetic Island
  • Learn about the city’s fascinating military history
  • Take a relaxed stroll along The Strand
  • Maximum group size: 11.
  • Guided small group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • CBD pick-up/drop-off (four locations)
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Bottled water.

  • Donna W – Via TripAdvisor

    Was great to just sit back and be informed by Toby, definitely does his homework keeping up to date with Townsville's up and coming projects. Enough time to take photos at Castle Hill Lookout etc. At the Strand stop try Juliette's Gelateria if icecream is your thing.

  • Del R – Via TripAdvisor

    What a fantastic experience. We were so impressed with Toby's knowledge and enthusiasm for his city. He is pleasant and courteous and very helpful to two old ducks. This was a great insight into aspects of Townsville from past history to future development. Thanks Toby!

  • Ceeee58 – Via TripAdvisor

    Our guide was full of interesting and useful information, and the tour was a great introduction to the town. It helped us to get our bearings and suggested a range of activities to do during our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Kathy B – Via TripAdvisor

    My recent group tour to Magnetic Island included a tour of Townsville and surrounds....what a delight it was! Well organised by our guide Toby whose commentary was very informative and interesting.

  • Hbinnz – Via TripAdvisor

    My elderly mother and I did this scenic tour of Townsville. Guide Toby is an absolute professional who took great care of my mother, provided thoughtfully timed stops and presented a very holistic view of the city he clearly cares a lot about. This is a well-priced, comfortable and informative way to explore Townsville - highly recommended.

  • Tour Highlights
    • Get an all-round introduction to the cosmopolitan city of Townsville
    • See the key sights and attractions and pick up tips for things to do and places to eat during the rest of your stay
    • Visit Castle Hill for spectacular views over the city and Coral Sea to beautiful Magnetic Island
    • Learn about the city’s fascinating military history
    • Take a relaxed stroll along The Strand
    • Maximum group size: 11.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group tour
    • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
    • Informative commentary
    • CBD pick-up/drop-off (four locations)
    • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
    • Bottled water.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Donna W – Via TripAdvisor

      Was great to just sit back and be informed by Toby, definitely does his homework keeping up to date with Townsville's up and coming projects. Enough time to take photos at Castle Hill Lookout etc. At the Strand stop try Juliette's Gelateria if icecream is your thing.

    • Del R – Via TripAdvisor

      What a fantastic experience. We were so impressed with Toby's knowledge and enthusiasm for his city. He is pleasant and courteous and very helpful to two old ducks. This was a great insight into aspects of Townsville from past history to future development. Thanks Toby!

    • Ceeee58 – Via TripAdvisor

      Our guide was full of interesting and useful information, and the tour was a great introduction to the town. It helped us to get our bearings and suggested a range of activities to do during our stay. Highly recommend!

    • Kathy B – Via TripAdvisor

      My recent group tour to Magnetic Island included a tour of Townsville and surrounds....what a delight it was! Well organised by our guide Toby whose commentary was very informative and interesting.

    • Hbinnz – Via TripAdvisor

      My elderly mother and I did this scenic tour of Townsville. Guide Toby is an absolute professional who took great care of my mother, provided thoughtfully timed stops and presented a very holistic view of the city he clearly cares a lot about. This is a well-priced, comfortable and informative way to explore Townsville - highly recommended.

What You Can Expect

Once guest pick-ups are completed, your Townsville City Sightseeing Tour will get underway. The tour begins with a drive through the bustling CBD. Your guide will point out historical landmarks and other points of interest, before heading up to the top of Castle Hill. On the winding drive up to the peak, you’ll learn some of the city’s early history from an onboard audio presentation.

Once at the summit, you’ll get to stretch your legs and enjoy some free time to take in the spectacular views across the city, coast and wider region from several viewing platforms.

Heading back down into the city, you’ll pass the oldest of four Townsville botanical gardens. It’s a short drive from there to the Jezzine Military Barracks precinct, where you’ll spend some time exploring Fort Kissing Point — constructed in the late 1800s.

Next you’ll take a leisurely drive along The Strand — the 2.2-kilometre-long beachfront promenade that is home to ice-cream shops, cafes, stunning parklands and a free water park. You’ll have time for a refreshing stroll along the esplanade, and to soak up the views across the water to shimmering Magnetic Island.

The final leg of your Townsville City Sightseeing Tour includes a short visit to the Port of Townsville and the entertainment district of Palmer Street, where you’ll get plenty of cafe and restaurant recommendations. Your guide will also point out popular attractions that you may wish to return to later in your stay, including the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Maritime Museum, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Reef HQ Aquarium.

Your Townsville City Sightseeing Tour ends at your point of departure at around 4pm.

 

Important notes

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour includes pick-up and drop-off from four central locations.
  • There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • The itinerary provided may change due to weather conditions and operational requirements.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

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