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Townsville Airport, Australia

On the north-eastern coast of Queensland and adjacent to the central part of the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is a popular destination, especially for divers and snorkelers. For those who are not keen on going underwater, there’s "The Strand", a long stretch of tropical beach and garden, or the Reef HQ, a large aquarium featuring the Great Barrier Reef's native flora and fauna.

Townsville Airport, also known as Garbutt Airport, is North Queensland’s regional gateway and is located in the Townsville suburb of Garbutt. The airport is connected to several important cities across various states, with direct flights servicing Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Getting to the Airport

You can get to the airport by airport shuttle, taxi, limousine or rented car. Con-X-ion is a national company that operates airport shuttle services across major cities in Australia, booking of its service can be done online or through phone. Standard White Taxis are also available and you can get a fare estimate using the company’s website . For people who have rented cars at the start of their trip, rental car parks are conveniently located at the airport terminal where these vehicles can be dropped off.

Leaving Townsville? Here are 3 captivating landmarks that you should stopped by before doing so!

Dalrymple National Park

Are you a history lover? Be sure to stop by the Dalrymple National Park to part of the old Dalrymple township. It was one of the first inland settlements in northern Australia and is related to the discovery of gold in that area in the mid-1800s. The presence of relics such as ancient lava flows and fossilised limestone along with the Burdekin River, the largest river in Queensland, are also certain to keep you engaged!

The World Theatre, Charters Towers

Enjoy live shows, movies, morning melodies and even free exhibitions of art in the World Theatre, where the arts come alive with the help of modern technology.

Reef HQ Aquarium

Visit the world's large coral reef aquarium and be awed by the spectacular array of marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home. The aquarium is not only a great facility to learn more about the reef, but is also North Queensland's first dedicated turtle hospital.

Looking for places to go next? Why not consider these 3 destinations we’ve specially picked for you!

South Africa

Experience wildlife, adventure, nature, history and culture, all in one country. Feeling adventurous? Go on a safari for a wildlife experience of a lifetime or participate in activities like tandem paragliding. Prefer something more culturally enriching? South Africa boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites! As the birth place of some of the world’s greatest freedom fighters, such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, South Africa is also bursting with museums and historical sites honouring the country’s triumphant struggle for democracy.

Turkey

Turkey is surrounded by the beautiful, turquoise waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Beyond the coast, there is the enthralling ancient city of Troy, Aphrodisias and many other historical sites. Additionally, what better way to immerse in the unique Turkish culture than trying their local kebabs and enjoying a bath in a traditional Turkish bath or Hamam?

Beijing, People's Republic of China

Beijing promises endless choices of food, entertainment and attractions. Visit the iconic Forbidden City Palace and admire the world’s largest palace complex! Not into history? Try some of their mouth-watering local cuisine such as the Peking Duck, that will certainly leave you wanting more!

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