Discover a selection of 327 holiday home rentals in Townsville that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and air conditioning. Prices start at AU$ 77 per night, and flats & apartments and holiday houses are popular options for a stay in Townsville. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Townsville City in holiday homes to rent

Within the larger Townsville area, you’ll find the lovely suburb of Townsville City. It’s a major hub for business with a modest population, but it’s a fulfilling place to take a holiday. It doesn’t have the same hustle and bustle you’d find in larger Townsville and neighbouring cities, yet it is still packed full of exciting attractions that all travellers can enjoy. With numerous holiday homes to rent, it’s easier than ever to experience everything Townsville City has to offer those looking for a relaxing and memorable holiday experience.


Activities and attractions in and around Townsville

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Townsville a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • ReefHQ Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • The Strand (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Billabong Sanctuary (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (15.5 mi / 25 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Townsville City holiday accommodation

No shortage of outdoor attractions await you near your holiday accommodation in Townsville City, and one of the most appealing locations is the Strand. This area features a bustling marina with vibrant parks and playgrounds the whole family can enjoy. You can even go for a dip in the Tobruk Memorial Baths. Head to the Castle Hill area, and you’re in for a climb. Once you scale the hiking path, which towers 300 metres above sea level, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Townsville City that will leave you speechless. If that’s not high enough for you, however, you can take to the skies and experience the adrenaline-fueled experience of freefall by skydiving.

Day trips

Day Trips near Townsville city holiday homes

Staying at one of the holiday homes in Townsville City puts you in the perfect position to take several exciting day trips throughout the area. You can visit nearby Magnetic Island on a short 20-minute ferry ride. When you’re there, you can spot koalas and hand-feed wallabies, as most of the island is part of the protected Magnetic Island National Park. You may also want to head to Orpheus Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef—a great place for diving and snorkelling. You might enjoy a visit to Charters Towers, an outback town to the west with numerous heritage buildings that still stand tall. For a trip to the rain forest, you can head north for about 45 minutes until you get to Paluma, one of the heritage-listed Wet Tropics.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Townsville

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Townsville is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Queens Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • The Strand (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Strand Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Castle Hill (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Jezzine Barracks (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Anderson Park Botanical Gardens (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Townsville

Fly into Townsville, QLD (TSV), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Townsville Station.

How to get around

Transport to Townsville City holiday homes

With major connections to surrounding areas, getting to holiday homes in Townsville City is simple. Both the Sunlander and the Spirit of Queensland run through the Townsville area, and these luxury trains travel across the entire state and beyond. Bus and coach services are prominent as well, so you’ll enjoy numerous options when it comes to getting to Townsville. If you’re flying in, you’ll be happy to know that Townsville has its very own airport that’s a short drive or bus ride to Townsville City. This regional airport has connections to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, so it’s possible to reach this suburb from virtually anywhere in the world with ease. After arriving in Townsville City, you can take a car hire or taxi to travel around town. Of course, you can also cycle around town, as it’s just the right size for getting around on two wheels.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun near Townsville City holiday rentals

Don’t hesitate to bring the whole family with you to Townsville City because there are numerous attractions suited for all ages. You can visit the famous Reef HQ aquarium to see its diverse population of sharks and rays. Visitors can also get up close and personal with turtles and various other marine creatures. At the Billabong Sanctuary, you and your kids can interact directly with some of Australia’s friendliest native animals, with feeding shows held about every twenty minutes. Additionally, you can stop by the Cultural Centre, where your family can learn about the indigenous people of the area. Indigenous people also frequently host cultural performances here.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Townsville?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 327 holiday rentals around Townsville. From 169 flats & apartments to 153 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Townsville is on Stayz.

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