Townsville is located 1,339km north of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway. It is 137km north east of Charters Towers and 347km south of Cairns. 

Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. With a population of 180,820 it is the largest settlement in North Queensland and is unofficially considered its capital. Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state. 


Townsville has a dry tropical climate that is dominated by two distinct seasonsSummer temperatures range from 20°C to 31°C and in winter from 13°C to 29°C.

Things to do

In Townsville and the surrounding North Queensland area, you can enjoy access to: 

  • Beaches and water activities
  • Tropical islands, national parks and rainforests Laneway cafes and restaurants
  • Shopping arcades and boutique stores
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Sporting facilities and events 


There are over 100 schooling options in North Queensland spread across Townsville, Charters Towers, Ingham, Ayr and Home Hill. 

  • Primary, secondary and prep to year 12
  • All girls, all boys and coeducational
  • Private and public schools including Catholic, Anglican, Christian, Seventh Day Adventist, or non-denominational
  • Day schools and boarding schools