Section in Townsville
Do & See
There is plenty to do and see around Townsville. Just off the North Queensland coast, and measuring in at a length of more than 100 metres, the wreck of the SS Yongala has been labelled one of the world’s top-ten diving sites. Also, just 135 km to the southwest is Charters Towers, a living history site, which was established because of the gold trade in the late 1800’s. Today it contains a number of superb historic buildings. For nature lovers and families there is Billabong Sanctuary with its wombats and koalas and the Reef HQ on Flinders Street. Culture is catered for at the Aboriginal Centre and at the National Heritage Complex in West End.