With 320+ days of sunshine each year, World Heritage-listed national parks and lush tropical gardens, Townsville is home to spectacular natural landscapes and attractions. Being a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland outback, there are plenty of things to do and see around!
Easily find and book a rental car in Townsville with Apollo Car Rentals. With a branch located at the Townsville Airport, if you're arriving in Townsville by plane you can hop off the plane and straight into your hire car!
There is a wide range of vehicles available to hire in Townsville, whether you are looking at hiring a standard hatchback or minivan, we will have a suitable vehicle for your holiday.
Car Hire Tips for Townsville:
Within Townsville the speed limit is usually between 40km/h and 60km/h. It is important to watch out for street signs, for local speed limits and road conditions.
Parking in Townsville is quite simple with plenty of street parking available around the CBD.
As Townsville is not as populated as capital cities such as Brisbane, traffic doesn’t get very busy so there aren't peak hours.
Things to Do & See in Townsville:
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the underwater viewing tunnel offering magical views of a living coral reef and the predators that prowl the watery depths.
Metres short of a mountain, Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville - a perfect place for visitors to admire 360-degree views of Townsville. Make sure you pack your camera, as these views deserve an Instagram feature.
After a short 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville you can find the island paradise, Magnetic Island. Whether you choose to visit Magnetic Island just for the day or spend a few nights, you can discover some of the 23 beautiful sandy bay beaches, coral reefs, and copious amounts of koalas.