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Guide to Townsville
Guide to Townsville

Interesting places and facts about the city Townsville in Australia

Townsville is a place, which has gained a world fame as the "capital" of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral tourism and research center. Not everyone can get here easily. But it is still possible. Funny moment of the local climate is that the coldest month of the year is July, and the hottest, on the contrary, is December - welcome to the southern hemisphere!

Facts About the City

The history of the city starts with the port of the same name back in 1864, which was named after the famous Australian businessman Robert Townes, the patron of the city. Today, Townsville is Queensland's center of metallurgy, production and export of minerals center, as well as tourist mecca of the Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island, which was discovered by James Cook! In honor of the latter the city's university was named. The city hosts the Australian Institute of Marine Biology, as well as the headquarters of the Marine National Park Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Because of this, the city life is mixed - industrial, scientific, and resort moments are organically combined, and create a unique phenomenon.
The central avenue of Townsville, Flinders Street, is interesting particularly because it is an exclusively pedestrian road and was so for the past 130 years! No cars all this time, can you imagine? City embankment Strand stretches for 2 kilometers and is an example of how they were building boardwalks of resorts of the past. You'll be pleasantly surprised by many shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and even street shows, performances, and circus. Worth visiting is Black River Rodeo Stadium. Nature lovers will enjoy the rich botanical gardens, where they can order a special route that slowly acquaints tourists with the diverse nature of Australia. Magnetic Island National Park is also interesting place, but already outside the city.
Divers from all over the world eager to get in Townsville because the underwater beauty here is like nowhere else, as well as Great Barrier Reef. Under local waters, newby divers are usually looking for the sunken luxury passenger liner "Yongala". A terrible event happened in 1911, but it gave marine inhabitants the best apartments in the district, and they, for many years already, consider this place their home. In addition, it is just necessary to try the shore surf conditions: the waves are simply perfect stable pleasure!

Good To Know About The Area

Stop in one of the best hotels on the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, if you want to be closer to the nature. If you want fun - approach Cairns. If you want comfort and tranquility - Townsville. Apart the underwater beauty, Botanic Gardens of Townsville and Cairns zoo are exceptionally recommended. Exotic place could seem "rain forests" of Daintree, as well as the aboriginal village in Kuranda. Do not forget that the most beautiful and richest city in the country is still Sydney. Arriving there to the airport it is worth to spend some time exploring cutting-edge architecture, and the classic "Mediterranean" buildings, as well as numerous great attractions of the capital of Australia.
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Divers from all over the world eager to get in Townsville because the underwater beauty here is like nowhere else, as well as Great Barrier Reef. Under local waters, newby divers are usually looking for the sunken luxury passenger liner "Yongala". A terrible event happened in 1911, but it gave marine inhabitants the best apartments in the district, and they, for many years already, consider this place their home. In addition, it is just necessary to try the shore surf conditions: the waves are simply perfect stable pleasure!
Stop in one of the best hotels on the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, if you want to be closer to the nature. If you want fun - approach Cairns. If you want comfort and tranquility - Townsville. Apart the underwater beauty, Botanic Gardens of Townsville and Cairns zoo are exceptionally recommended. Exotic place could seem "rain forests" of Daintree, as well as the aboriginal village in Kuranda. Do not forget that the most beautiful and richest city in the country is still Sydney. Arriving there to the airport it is worth to spend some time exploring cutting-edge architecture, and the classic "Mediterranean" buildings, as well as numerous great attractions of the capital of Australia.

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