Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Australia, in the state of Queensland. Adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, it is in the dry tropics region of Queensland. Townsville is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast with the 2006 census recording the Townsville Statistical District (the urban centre) population to be 143,328 people. Townsville is seen as the unofficial capital of North Queensland as it hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state.
Popular attractions include 'The Strand', a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef's native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park.
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Townsville is a lifestyle, weekend warrior, adventurer paradise!
Make your own adventures and explore many beautiful tropical islands and the Great Barrier Reef right on our door step.. With our beautiful rain forests, outback savannah, the great Aussie bush and amazing wild life, why wouldn't you go exploring?
As employment is abundant, and the cost of living isn't over the top, the lifestyle in Townsville is amazing. To get the most out of living here, most people would suggest to aim for: Air conditioning, 4WD, boat or PWC, and a pool.
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