Townsville Australia Attractions
From crystal creeks and drive-in movies to ghost tours and twilight sailing, here are 20 free and cheap things to do in Townsville for under $25.
1. A day at the Barracks
You don’t need to be a military buff to enjoy a day at the Jezzine Barracks (although if you are, you’ll definitely want to hit up the Army Museum while you’re there).
As part of a $40 million facelift, the parklands has been decked out with a scenic coastal boardwalk that winds it way from The Strand to Rowes Bay, an ethno-botanical trail, and over 30 specially commissioned art installations giving a nod to both the Aboriginal heritage and the role the site played for the Australian Army.
So pack a picnic and make a day out of this outdoor gallery.
COST: Free! Though donations at the museum are appreciated, so bring a gold coin.
2. Secret street art trail
While Townsville is known for its laid-back take on city life, beneath the cruisey exterior you’ll be surprised to find there’s a vibrant street art scene giving those Melbourne laneways a run for their money.