lifestyle, tranquillity and prosperity
Consider a serene location where the warm tropical waters of the coral sea lap sandy shores of nearby islands, where the majestic rolling hinterland embraces an ever changing and evolving city profile. Welcome to Townsville.
Whether it’s after work sunset walks along one of the many palm clad beaches, mountain biking through the surrounding hills, snorkelling at one of the nearby bays, or stand-up paddle boarding along the Strand, Townsville’s incredible natural landscape and spectacular climate supports an active and serene lifestyle. 300 days of sunshine a year awaits those lucky enough to call Townsville home.
Beautiful beaches, gorgeous gardens, and easy access to prized islands are major lures. Then there are surrounding World Heritage-listed treasures, first-rate attractions for all ages, and the ever-present backdrop of imposing Castle Hill.
It’s time to get off the hamster wheel. ‘Commute’ is a dirty word in the north, with any destination within a short fifteen-minute drive in Townsville. What would you do with a couple of extra hours in your day?
The region poses as the ideal place to raise a family, truly realise work life balance, live your dreams and enjoy the best of what the tropical north has to offer. Fresh air, open space, untouched landscapes and pristine tropical vistas make our region the envy of most. We live where most people dream of holidaying.
By no means a timid wall flower, Townsville is a thriving modern city that plays host to a plethora of major events, world-class concerts, exciting live sport, eclectic markets and contemporary foodie offerings. We are the unofficial capital of the north and the ideal place to live, work and thrive.
A thriving coastal port city, Townsville is the largest community in northern Australia and one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional centres. The city boasts a strong and diverse economic base including mining, mineral processing, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, healthcare and research, government and defence. The region is extremely proud of its traditional owners and the contribution made by the first peoples of the Walgurukaba, Bindal and Girrugubba.
Visit ‘The Strand’, a 2.2km beachfront promenade in the heart of Townsville. Explore the amazing features that make this stunning stretch of the coastline a favourite of locals, including its generous bike and walking pathways, safe swimming beaches, picturesque picnic spots, playgrounds, exercise stations, a water park and restaurants and bars with water views. Townsville offers an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars, as well as fresh food markets.
There are many stunning beaches within a short journey from the Townsville.
Grab a snorkel and explore the kaleidoscopic colours of the Great Barrier Reef or jump on a ferry and visit nearby Magnetic Island.
Castle Hill – a giant pink granite monolith – stands proud in the centre of Townsville and offers walking tracks which are frequented by more than 2,500 locals a day! The 360-degree views of Townsville at the top are well worth the journey.
A city of ideas and promise
From its humble beginnings, Townsville has embraced innovation and a “can-do” ethos in order to secure its future and proudly establish one of northern Australia’s most dynamic local economies.
Townsville supports a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with start-ups, innovators and future-thinkers.
From grassroots start-up hubs like Smart Precinct NQ, to the ground-breaking NQ SPARK defence research precinct, Townsville is an incubator that celebrates its vibrant, progressive and innovative culture.
Global success stories like Safety Culture and Cubic Defence Australia proudly acknowledge their Townsville beginnings and is the place where they continue to thrive and pursue their organisational objectives of enriching people’s lives and creating a safer world.
Weather your interests lie in challenging orthodox thinking, creating new markets for goods and services or positively disrupting the way we live and work, then Townsville is the ideal location to realise your vision for the future.