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Things To Do In Townsville

There are lots of things to do in Townsville, and we can highly recommend one of the Heritage walks around the city. If a Heritage walk doesn't appeal, there's a visitors information centre in the Flinders Mall which is a good place to start looking for various other options for things to do in Townsville.

We really enjoyed our 2 hour walk on the No. 3 Heritage walk around South Townsville taking us past many historic buildings and points of interest including the church and hall where Eddie Mabo, land rights activist, established community schools in the 70's & 80's. (Just a tip - start your walk early in the day as Townsville can get quite hot in the middle of the day).

There are 3 different Heritage Walks around Townsville and all are equally stunning. It's best to pick up a printed brochure from one of the Visitor Information Centres which will guide you with directions and historical information on specific buildings etc.

Eddie Mabo's community church and school



An example of early Townsville home construction methods.


The first 'kit home' designed in Australia in the 1930's

In the afternoon we were lucky enough to get tickets to see Dusty the Musical at the Townsville Civic Theatre. We also saw the same stage show in Sydney nearly 2 yrs ago, and we loved both performances although I must say the Townsville show included a much more detailed account of the life and times of Dusty Springfield. It was a great performance which we thoroughly enjoyed!

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