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With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Townsville is a very popular destination for sun seekers and provides easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville is situated in the dry tropics region and is a gateway to the Outback, wet tropics rainforest, wetlands teeming with bird life and a number of tropical islands. With The Strand, a 2.5 km beachfront, it is an exciting and vibrant city.


Population 181,743
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Website www.townsvilleonline.com.au
Newspapers North Queensland Register
Townsville Bulletin
The Sun
Southern Cross Ten
Emergency numbers Fire, Ambulance and Police: 000
North Queensland Police: +61 7 4726 4666
Tourist information Flinders Square Visitor Information Centre
Flinders Square, Flinders Street, Townsville
+61 7 4721 3660