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Attractions & Activities in Townsville

- Ruth Prideaux, General Manager
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When you stay Rydges, you stay local, and there’s nothing quite like a truly local experience.

The most memorable walks are those framed by stunning views – my local tip is to take a walk down to the Jezzine Barracks and up the goat track for stunning 360 degree views of the East Coast of Australia. What was once an army defence outpost with cannons (which are still there) allow a historical tour of war time Australia and modern indigenous artwork to marvel at. Don’t forget to stroll down the suspended timber deck down to the beaches and marvel at the coastal beauty of Pallarenda, with sweeping views out to Magnetic and Palm Islands.

Be sure to tag us on social media @rydgeshotels to share your local experiences with us.

- Ruth Prideaux, General Manager

Rydges Southbank Townsville offers the perfect location to experience this North Queensland destination. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, Townsville is the perfect location to explore.

From premier shopping, dining and entertainment to the world’s largest living reef aquarium, our Southbank hotel is the gateway to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef.  Just a short walk from the hotel is the North Queenlsland Stadium – home of the North Queensland Cowboys, Townsville Maritime Museum and The Museum of Tropical Queensland. The Victoria Bridge will take visitors to the newly rejuvenated Flinders Street shopping precinct and City Lane.

Considerable ties to the Defence Force and an ever-growing mining population ensure this burgeoning regional centre will continue to go from strength to strength.

The mighty North Queensland Cowboys and Townsville 400 call the area near our accommodations home.

Secure your Townsville Accommodation at Rydges Southbank Townsville, sleep easy in our Rydges Dream Beds with our best available rates.

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