Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback. It’s a vibrant and bustling city sitting under the watchful gaze of Castle Hill.
Enjoy alfresco dining, Federation-style architecture and boutique shopping, as well as the cooling ocean breeze and coastal vibe.
It’s also Australia’s largest garrison town with Australian Defence Force bases and fascinating military history to explore. This region is famous for its rainforest, reef and remote outback landscapes, along with a rich history and Aboriginal heritage.
While this pedestrian-friendly city is certainly an ideal location for students interested in studying biology and environmental sciences. James Cook University is ranked in the top 50 schools in the world for environmental science and top 100 for earth and marine sciences.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- James Cook University
Townsville has the world's largest living coral reef aquarium
Townsville holds a Guinness World Record – for the ‘Longest Cattle Horns in the World’.
Townsville has an average of 300 sunny days a year.