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Customer Travel Tips for Townsville

69% Avg. city rating Rated by 157 customers

Activities / excursions 71%

Restaurants / eating out 71%

Shopping 64%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 64%

Nightlife / partying 66%

Value for money 71%

Customer Travel Tips for Townsville

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73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Magnetic Island, and watch out for jelly fish

Liked: I loved the weather in Townsville. I also loved that there was a lot of things to do that were reasonably cheap/free such as Castle Hill hike, walk to strand, Kissing Point, and not to mention (if you have a car) all the different beaches. I was lucky to know locals to the area so they showed me too many different places that were amazing, like silver creek, that i probably wouldn't have even heard about otherwise. It was nice to visit Magnetic Island. Its a little getaway for a day or weekend but not far to travel. It also has lots of beautiful beaches, and hikes to offer. The nightlife was pretty standard, and I can't comment on the restaurants or eating out because I usually try to avoid doing that.

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Spend a couple days there, but not any more than that

Liked: I liked driving up Castle Hill

Disliked: It's not a bad city, but it's quite average

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


12 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: check out the Maritime Musuem

Liked: museums

Disliked: roadworks and traffic

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


06 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: civic hostel

Liked: castle hill lookout

Disliked: no

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Get a bus timetable and make sure you visit the strand.

Liked: It is s Clea and relaxe . All the people are really friendl . The strand is stunning!

Disliked: Everything is quite spread out and there's not much to see other than the beach and aquarium.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


09 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Expect heat

Liked: Convenient

Disliked: No

42% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
42% Avg. rating


02 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay only a few days, and look up things to do before you come here.

Liked: Billabong sanctuary, a nearby zoo was quite nice to visit Evenås though the transport there was pretty bad..

Disliked: The city center is quite dead, many shops are closed down, and there is not much to do.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Breakfast at Betty Blue and the Lemon Tart...oh my goodness!!

Liked: Magnetic island

Disliked: Nil

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


30 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare for the possibility of terrible weather. Otherwise, prepare yourself for a good time in Townsville.

Liked: If you are willing to pay for a taxi/car hire, there is plenty to do and see to fill a week with.

Disliked: The weather was pretty disheartening for the first few days of our trip, we were confined into our hostel for most of the day.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


29 Jan 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Call the hostel before go

Liked: reef HQ

Disliked: Nightlife

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


29 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Greyhound terminal is in walking distance (20min). Ferry to Magnetic Island departs close to Greyhound Terminal.

Liked: Close to Magnetic Island. Good and cheap restaurants.

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


23 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Magnetic island.

Liked: Easy access to magnetic island. Events on at the strand. Stinger nets for swimming.

Disliked: Not really.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


27 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Walk up the castle hill mountain in the city great sunrise

Liked: Beatiful beach and laid back attitude

Disliked: no

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


25 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Magnetic Island: I was there for 2 nights in Bungalow Bay at the Koala Sanctury (Horseshoe Bay) and it was amazing. You can holding a turtle, snake, crocodile, kissing a parrot and cuddle a coala. At the beach you can drive jet ski for an expensive price ( 30 Minutes for 96$) banana boat, fishing or just relax at the beach

Liked: The Strand was just a little kind of the Esplanade in Cairns, many restaurants with friendly stuff, Reef HQ and Magnetic Island - the best day in Australia. Koala Sanctury is a MUST HAVE

Disliked: nothing to do there, not many shopping opportunities, Beach and City far away

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


12 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Quiet small town for relax.

Liked: Nice wether and nature around.

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Hike

Liked: Hike up castle hill

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


20 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: The Brewery offers good and cheap food. Sunset was awesome from the local hill. And go to Magnetic Island.

Liked: The Brewery offers good and cheap food. Sunset was awesome from the local hill.

Disliked: -

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


06 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Foreign excange accommodation!

Liked: Weather. Easy to relax.

Disliked: City area could be bigger.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


04 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the aquarium!

Liked: It was ok

Disliked: A bit dull

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69% Avg. city rating Rated by 157 customers

Activities / excursions 71%

Restaurants / eating out 71%

Shopping 64%

Chilling out / relaxing 78%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 69%

Culture 64%

Nightlife / partying 66%

Value for money 71%

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