Great Barrier Reef Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Great Barrier Reef - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Cape Tribulation 2

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Billabong Sanctuary

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This 22-acre sanctuary shelters wombats, dingoes, wallabies, endangered bilbies, snakes, lizards, and numerous birds, such as cassowaries,...

Castle Hill

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The summit of pink-granite monolith Castle Hill, 1 km (½ miles) from the city center, provides great views of the city and Magnetic...

Flinders Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

A stroll along Flinders Street from the Strand to Stanley Street takes you past some of Townsville's most impressive turn-of-the-20th-century...

Museum of Tropical Queensland

  • Museum/Gallery

Centuries-old relics from the HMS Pandora (the ship sent by the British Admiralty to capture the mutinous Bounty crew) which sank...

Queens Gardens

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Offering shade and serenity less than a mile from the CBD, Townsville's colonial-era botanic gardens occupies 10 verdant acres at the...

Reef HQ Aquarium

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Come eye-to-eye with sharks, rays, giant trevally, and green sea turtles at the Reef HQ Aquarium. It houses a 200,000-gallon predator...

The Strand

  • Beach–Sight

Dubbed Australia's Cleanest Beach, this palm-flanked stretch of sand—lined with jogging tracks and cycleways, picnic-friendly parklands,...

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Spot wallabies, echidnas, dingos, goannas, and hundreds of bird species at this terrific wetlands conservation park. It's crisscrossed...

Wallaman Falls

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

This is the highest sheer-drop waterfall in Australia. In the surrounding Girringun National Park, ancient rain forests shelter rare...

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