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Townsville travel information
When to visit
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.
What is the main airport called?
Townsville Airport (TSV).Opens external site in a new window It is located 6km (3.7 miles) from the city of Townsville. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport and Garbutt airport.
Arriving in Townsville
The staff at Townsville Airport 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.
Can I cancel my flight booking 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 we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.