Accommodation in Townsville is a charming mix of old and new. Being a big country town, you will find your classic 1960’s holiday units, many old motels as well as fabulous new hotels and beachside apartments. Townsville’s revamp over the last decade has led to rising tourist numbers and with that, some flashy new digs.
For those wanting to stay in the centre of town the Townsville Plaza Hotel or the Holiday Inn will plop you within walking distance of all the major attractions, including the Magnetic Island Ferry.
Want a bit more glam in your holiday? One of the best hotel’s in Townsville is the 4-star and fabulous Jupiter’s Townsville Hotel and Casino. Sitting on an isthmus at the mouth of the Derwent River and flanked by both marina and the Coral Sea, no matter where your room is, the views are impressive.
Being a rural city, Townsville’s backpacker market is huge, with tourists and seasonal workers visiting throughout the year. Backpacker hostels in Townsville are also pretty competitive with price and inclusions, so make sure you shop around for the best deal!
A visit to this part of Australia is not complete without a stay on beautiful Magnetic Island and here also, there is something for every budget. Camping grounds and Backpackers’ hostels are located in close proximity to the beach and holiday units and houses are in good supply.
If you’d like to go a bit more up market there is also the Magnetic International Resort with its full range of activities and facilities to keep you entertained.