Museum of Tropical Queensland
Showcases the history, traditions and customs of the Wulgurukaba and Bindal people. Call for guided-tour times.
Reef HQ Aquarium
Townsville’s excellent aquarium is a living reef on dry land. A staggering 2.5 million litres of water flow through the coral-reef tank,...
Maritime Museum of Townsville
One for the boat buffs, with a gallery dedicated to the wreck of the Yongala and exhibits on North Queensland’s naval industries. Tours...
This boisterous Irish pub stages live music on Friday and Saturday nights, or you can shake it on the dance floor at its adjacent...
Museum of Tropical Queensland information
Lonely Planet review
Not your everyday museum, the Museum of Tropical Queensland reconstructs scenes using detailed models with interactive displays. At 11am and 2.30pm, you can load and fire a cannon, 1700s-style; galleries include the kid-friendly MindZone science centre and displays on North Queensland’s history from the dinosaurs to the rainforest and reef.