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The Strand

The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Immerse yourself in the Townsville way of life and discover The Strand, Townsville's thriving beach foreshore! With a relaxed, yet energetic vibe, The Strand is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. The two and a half kilometre walkway offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island and is popular for runners, walkers and kids with bikes and scooters. Enjoy the ocean breezes with a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes there. Alternatively treat the whole family to a barbecue or beach picnic. With a number of fantastic playgrounds and the popular Strand Water Park, The Strand will keep the kids entertained for hours. Take a swim in the ocean or the rock pool, test your balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board or land on the beach after the adrenalin rush of skydiving! Enjoy the shade of the palm trees with a good book or grab a gelato and just enjoy the stunning views. For fishing enthusiasts, the jetty is a great spot to cast a line. At the end of The Strand, discover Jezzine Barracks and uncover the stories of Townsville's settlement. Learn of the regions significant military and indigenous history and enjoy the outdoor art.
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“water park” (178 reviews)
“gelato” (58 reviews)
“magnetic island” (314 reviews)
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The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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"water park"
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"gelato"
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"magnetic island"
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"southern end"
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"stinger nets"
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"restaurants and cafes"
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"an ice cream"
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"exercise equipment"
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"stinger season"
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"beautiful walk"
in 31 reviews
"fish and chips"
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"great place to walk"
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"great area"
in 20 reviews
"palm trees"
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"walking path"
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"all ages"
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"across the road"
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful place to relax with the family or friends , parks , water park !! dining , walking or running its all there for you to enjoy Townsville you have a great assist that you should be proud of and treasure for people visiting...More

Thank QueenslandTommy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unmissable, The Strand is a 2.2 kilometer strip of parkland running along the beach right next to downtown Townsville. Lovely walk, and you can take as long as you like.

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place to relax with family and friends and take a stroll. The swimming pool and memorial fountain and gardens were well worth a visit.

Thank jennyraymond
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome, so many activities for people of all ages. The water park is unbelievable and free, we all had so much fun! The kids didn't realise how far they walked, as there was something to do or look at all the way...More

Thank Nardia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely stroll, near the beach and the harbor. We found shops there too, a Gelato! This strand is for walkers and bikes. If I lived here, I would walk every day at the strand. There were some monuments as well. Interestingly enough,...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely place to go to,for a nice walk,there is beach on one side,the other side there is a small water park with slides,and it is free of charge,at the end of the strand is a big pool, definitely good for families. Halfway...More

Thank Anthony A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The strand is an ideal spot for a leisurely walk any time of the day. It also has a great selection of little cafes for a coffee break and a fabulous view of Magnetic Island.

Thank sbsnells
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do a drive through on The Strand and were pleasantly surprised by all the additions since our last visit.

Thank SandyFord16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a long walk along the Strand, past all kinds of interesting monuments, a beautiful fountain with colour changing lights, parks, seating areas and playgrounds. On one side is the sea and on the other after the road are restaurants and hotels.

Thank cynthia r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots for all ages to enjoy. Good enjoyable walking route along the water, a few very good restaurants.

Thank Rosemary D
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Barbara B
20 June 2015|
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Response from CountryChick53 |
Hi Barbara B, It is easy to walk from the port to The Strand albeit is time poor it would not cost much for a taxi. Sueanne
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JDH154945
7 May 2015|
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Response from heatermoo69 | Reviewed this property |
i recommend the aquarius beautiful views of the strand and magnetic island. only thing is no room service but there are restaurants bars etc close at hand. clean crisp and great views
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123charliepaul
16 March 2015|
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Response from Janet J | Reviewed this property |
Hi CharliePaul, Not sure if you are looking for somewhere to stay with a motor home or looking to hire one? If you can give me a bit more information, I am happy to help find out some information for you.
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