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Townsville City Sightseeing Tour

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour Townsville city sightseeing tour
  • Get a historical overview of Townsville from a knowledgeable guide
  • Stop at viewpoints atop Castle Hill and stroll along The Strand
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Townsville City Sightseeing Tour
From US$39.89
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Townsville City Sightseeing Tour
US$39.89
Overview
Explore one of Queensland’s most vibrant cities on this 2.5-hour tour of Townsville with pick-up from designated meeting points. Lookout over Cleveland Bay from the Castle Hill viewpoint; walk the beachfront promenade of The Strand; and tour the Jezzine Barracks at Fort Kissing Point, then browse the shops and cafés along Flinders Street. The ideal choice for first-time visitors, this comprehensive small-group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, ensuring personal attention from your guide.
What to Expect
You must select from one of four pick-up points at time of checkout.

Start your 2.5-hour sightseeing tour with a drive through Townsville’s Central Business District. Known as the CBD, it's considered the commercial hub of North Queensland; you'll learn why as your guide points out historical landmarks and explains the revitalization of the town’s main drag on Flinders Street.

You'll learn even more about the city's history from an onboard audio presentation on a ride up a narrow, winding road to the top of Castle Hill. At the summit of the uniquely shaped monolith of pink granite, stretch your legs on a walk with your guide to a viewpoint. You'll have some free time to look out at the city and Cleveland Bay from several viewing platforms.
Back in town, you’ll pass the oldest of four botanical gardens en route to the historical Jezzine Barracks. Get out for a detailed tour of Fort Kissing Point, a blockhouse built on high ground in the late 1800s that today overlooks The Strand.
Back down at The Strand, see why it has won awards in public development. The 1.4-mile (2.2-km) beachfront playground is studded with ice-cream parlors, cafes, beer gardens and parks. Along a walking path that hugs the coastline, you can look out to see Magnetic Island. After a refreshing stroll on the esplanade, take a short ride over to the Port of Townsville for a brief visit.

The final leg of your afternoon tour includes the lower end of Flinders Street and the entertainment district of Palmer Street. Your guide points out more popular attractions — the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Maritime Museum, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Reef HQ Aquarium.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Main Attractions - All Covered

Toby was a very well informed tour guide. He showed us the highlights of Townsville and shared many 'local' insights into the history of the town as well as what plans are afoot for the future. The tour was interesting without being too physically taxing...More

Thank Josie M
Toby D, Owner at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's fantastic I am pleased you both had a great day with us and thank you for helping others understand what to expect when booking with us. If you ever return, I hope you would consider joining us on one of our other tours -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Must When in Townsville

If you want to get a great overview of Townsville then this tour is a must. Toby, the guide and driver is a really great guy and he has an incredible knowledge of the area. He made everyone feel at ease and gave lots of...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Must Do

Thank you Toby, a visit to Townsville as a first timer would be wasted without joining your tour. Even if we had hired a car we wouldn't have seen half of what you took us to or learnt as much of the history of Townsville...More

Thank MacValleyMotorInn
Toby D, Owner at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Townsville is unusual in that it fly's under the radar in regards to Tourism and knowledge about the destination itself. Most people pass through Townsville none the wiser, there has to be a reason why it is Australia's largest tropical city. So I developed the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Townsville Highlights

Toby the tour guide gave an well thought out and informative insight into Townsville's past, present and future. There was plenty of time to listen to him, walk around and explore each area and an opportunity to relax.

Thank Joe K
Toby D, Manager at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our City Scenic & History Tour - we have tried to fit as much information into this 2.5 hour tour and still provide the time and space for people to enjoy the locations we visit.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Mountain to City Tour

We had an awesome day with Toby today on this tour. Learned so much about the beautiful Townsville area and surrounds. Saw so much in 7 hours. Toby went above and beyond to ensure we learned and saw as much as possible in the allocated...More

Thank Lee-Ann W
Toby D, Owner at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the taking the time out of your day to write that review. We wanted the tours to be the best way to discover Townsville, we aim to explain what Townsville is all about including its very interesting history and to show you...More

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