Townsville is a city located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Townsville lies in Queensland's dry tropics region, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef's central section. Townsville is the largest urban centrein Australia north of Sunshine Coast, with 2015 population estimate of 180,330 and an area of 696.2 km2 (268.8 ml2). Townsville is considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland and hosts a significant number of community, governmental and major business administrative offices for the state's northern half.
Popular attractions include the long tropical beach and garden strip "The Strand"; Riverway, riverfront parkland attraction situated on the banks of river Ross; Reef HQ, a big tropical aquarium with many of the native flora and fauna of the Great Barrier Reef; Museum of Tropical Queensland, boasting a display of relics from HMS Pandora, a sunken British warship; Castle Hill, area's most prominent landmark and popular fitness destination; Townsville Sports Reserve; Magnetic Island, a big neighbouring island, with the vast majority of it being a national park.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music is a famed international chamber music festival which is held over 10 days each July in Townsville. It has been running since 1991, and draws many acclaimed Australian and international musicians. Townsville has its own orchestra, Barrier Reef Orchestra, presenting concerts throughout North Queensland. Townsville Entertainment Centre, which seats over 5,000 people, is host to national and international music shows, sporting and trade shows.
Townsville Civic Theatre is the premier cultural facility of North Queensland. Since its opening in 1978, it has been centre of entertainment and performing arts, and provides an environment to further develop performing arts in the North.
- In 2018, for the first time ever, P&O Cruises Australia partially homeported the Pacific Eden ship in Townsville QLD. The vessel was officially based in Cairns QLD, for a total of 10 roundtrips. The partial turnaround in Townsville was scheduled for September 7 (2018), allowing some local residents (around 400 passengers) to embark or disembark here.
Highlights: Aquarium, Magnetic Island, Great Barrier Reef
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Port Townsville cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Townsville, Queensland Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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