Magnetic Drive, Townsville

Flights from Gladstone (GLT) to Townsville (TSV)

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Visiting Townsville

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Townsville travel information

From the Great Barrier Reef and its tropical islands, to the lush rainforests and World Heritage listed national parks, the once quiet Queensland coastal town has merged into a popular sunny holiday destination. It's a place to discover, appreciate and take in nature. Fill your days and explore with a stroll along The Strand and soak in the view of Magnetic Island and the Port of Townsville.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Townsville

With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is an ideal destination for a tropical holiday in North Queensland. The best time to visit Townsville is in the dry season between May and September with warm days and cool evenings. Summertime the days are very hot and muggy with a tropical climate and also the wet season. Sailing festivities take place at the end of August each year at the Magnetic Island Race Week.

Arriving in Townsville

The staff at Townsville AirportOpens external site will greet you when you land. From there is easy to make the 5km trip to Townsville city centre. 

Getting into Townsville from Townsville Airport

It’s easy to make the short trip to Townsville city from the airport with multiple transport options available at the airport. Take a taxi or ride share from the terminal, pre-book a shuttle service, or rent a car from the car hire providers. 

Getting around Townsville

Townsville’s city-centre attractions around Flinders Mall and the Strand are easily navigable on foot. Sunbus, operating primarily out of Flinders Mall, runs local public transport, and puts on shuttles during special events. Car and passenger ferries operate to Magnetic Island and the best way to explore the surrounding region and national parks is by hire car or organised tour.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Townsville’s city-centre attractions around Flinders Mall and the Strand are easily navigable on foot. Sunbus, operating primarily out of Flinders Mall, runs local public transport, and puts on shuttles during special events. Car and passenger ferries operate to Magnetic Island and the best way to explore the surrounding region and national parks is by hire car or organised tour.

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options to choose from, it’s easy to get your trip to Townsville underway. Visit a desk or use the Qantas app to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing refreshments and a baggage allowance is included on all Qantas flights. Baggage is included on your flight to Townsville. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included. 

Can I cancel my flight booking to Townsville due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.