Townsville is a city located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It about a 3 or 4 day drive away from Melbourne or 3 days drive from Sydney and an 18 hour drive from Brisbane. There are also direct flights to Townsville from other cities. Townsville is a large city with a population of about 190,000.
Ideally, the city is a base for those who wish to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the North East of Australia, the Hinchinbrook National Park and Magnetic Island. There is much to see in Townsville. Many tourists come every year for the sandy beaches bordered by pristine waters. Nearby are some famous wreck sites which have become popular with scuba divers.
The wet season of Townsville coincides with the months of November – May; the dry season is on June – October. Music enthusiasts from all over the world visit the city on the month of July because of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Annually, the Greek and Italian Festivals are celebrated by locals and tourists. Every Christmas, the Stable on the Strand is celebrated. Some other festivals to watch out for are the Cultural Fest (mid August) and Strand Ephemera, an art festival that takes place on the month of September every two years. For more information about Townsville’s events, visit http://www.townsvilleholidays.info/events.