Townsville is a laid-back coastal city of around 163,000 people in Far North Queensland, Australia. Thuringowa was Townsville’s ‘twin city’ but as of March 15 2008 Thuringowa has merged into Townsville.

Townsville is on the coast and enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. It is an appealing place for locals and a great jumping off point for visitors. A great spot for visitors wanting a taste of outback Australia while not venturing far from the coast. It offers a quiet cosmopolitan feel with its good choice of restaurants & bars but also has a relaxing siesta style during the hottest parts of the day in high summer. Townsville takes great pride in being the unofficial Capital of North Queensland.

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