Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland, the sprawling city of Townsville boasts a revitalized esplanade called The Strand, stunning views of Magnetic Island from Castle Hill, and a military fort overlooking Cleveland Bay. During this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour, travel to them all by air-conditioned minivan, making stops at viewpoints along the way to hear your guide’s commentary on Townsville's historical landmarks. Numbers are limited to 12 passengers for a small-group experience.
• 2.5 hours
Join a professional crew aboard a custom-built vessel for snorkeling, an introductory dive with an experienced instructor, or two certified dives in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This day trip takes you from Townsville or Magnetic Island to Lodestone Reef, where you get the chance to see reef fish, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks and more up close. Lunch as well as equipment are included.
• 9 hours
Travel from Townsville to Magnetic Island in just 20 minutes aboard a high-speed catamaran. Choose from 18 departures per day to travel to this island paradise in the Great Barrier Reef, with extensive national parks and abundant wildlife. A large koala population has been making a comeback on the island and tropical waters teem with marine life. Amenities such as restaurants, spas, resort hotels and more provide options for those who like creature comforts as well. Stay for a day or longer with a round-trip ferry ticket that is valid for up to one month.
• 20 minutes
Magnetic Island is the perfect place to relax and unwind and with your own vehicle you will be able to explore Magnetic Island at your leisure. Magnetic Island is situated only 5 miles (8km) offshore from Townsville and is a quick and easy trip by ferry. Operating eight times a day this is the only car ferry available for the 40-minute trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. At the time of booking, please select your date of travel and ferry time for your one-way trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. The date and time for your return journey can be booked when checking in for your outbound ferry in Townsville or once you are on Magnetic Island.
• 40 minutes
Enjoy Australia’s only cocoa tree to chocolate bar experience on this 3-hour tour. Charley’s Chocolate is unique in Australia and one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the whole journey of chocolate from “Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar”. It is deliberately not a theme park as they focus on its authenticity and showcasing how one of everyone's favorite foods comes into being. Charley’s guides are passionate about what they do and want you to share the fascinating chocolate story. The tour will be fun, very much “hands on” and hugely informative.
• 3 hours
Magnetic Island is situated only 5 miles (8km) offshore from Townsville and is a quick and easy trip by ferry. This ferry service operates eight times a day for a 40-minute trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. At the time of booking, please select your date of travel and ferry time for your one-way trip from Townsville to Magnetic Island. The date and time for your return journey can be booked when checking in for your outbound ferry in Townsville or once you are on Magnetic Island.
• 40 minutes
Jump on board a 58-foot sailing yacht for a gentle sunset sail in the magical waters surrounding Magnetic Island. Enjoy a glass of Tamburlaine organic wine or beer with some delicious cheeses while you kick back and relax on a beautiful sailing yacht.
• 1.5 hours
Jump on board a beautiful 58 foot yacht for gentle sail to one of Magnetic Island's secluded bays. Enjoy a swim or an explore on the beach or just relax while a delicious BBQ lunch is being prepared for you and only a few other guests.
• 3.5 hours
Book a round-trip transfer by water taxi to visit Dunk Island from Mission Beach. When you arrive on Dunk Island, located between Townsville and Cairns, you are free to enjoy it however you wish at your leisure; perhaps explore the rainforest walking tracks, go snorkeling or fishing, or just find your own slice of paradise and relax. The water taxi ride is just 10 minutes each way by fully enclosed 33-foot (10-meter) vessel, which whisks you across the azure waters of the Coral Sea. When booking, select from three options to suit your preferences for departure time and amount of time on the island.
• 1 hour
Whether you’re an experienced or novice angler, this HeliFish adventure will take you to new heights! Explore some of far North Queensland’s most elusive fishing locations by helicopter.Helifish is more than just fishing – it is a photographers dream! See the beauty of untouched terrain from the air and rivers full of fishing potential.Specialising in helicopter fishing, the tours are flexible to suit personal requests, fishing skill and groups of all sizes!
• 1 day