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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...more
The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely walk along the foreshore with a great waterpark for children. There are also a few exercise stations along the way and some great cafes and restaurants. Lovely clean area.

Thank felicityfreeman2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the Beautiful part of Townsville,swimming at rock pool and having at picnic lunch with family or a restaurants in the area. The water park is the south end for kids. The watermark is in middle of the strand for couples or familys.

Thank Thelma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The strand has a great beach front to stroll along the pathway starting at the rock pool right along to the marina.The strand has bars,coffee shops ,restaurants, great gelato bar ,pubs ,and a few dress stores .Loads of things to capture your interest.When in Townsville...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area for walking or families. Lots to do and wonderful views of the water and boats. Swimming area and cafes

Thank Northern G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see the best of Townsville? It starts at The Strand. Parking, Water Park, exercise track, kids play areas, rockpool and beaches (swimming enclosures during stinger season), all free! A kids paradise. Then you have the numerous food outlets and you can even fish...More

Thank Duggem62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit whether you are walking the dog, taking a leisurely stroll, going for a swim in the ocean, going out for a meal or just an ice cream.. great place for families..

Thank duna0972
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand in Townsville is a great highlight to any visit to Townsville. It is the hub of the district with many cafes and eating spots. Lots of locations to just sit in the shade and watch the world go by. The rock pool is...More

Thank HeathernMark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice relaxing place to cruise around. Enjoyed the rockpool, a walk and a restaurant. Hope to be back again sometime

Thank Oscarsmith7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand extends from the Casino near the river to the Restaurant at the Rock Pool. In between there's parks, salt and fresh water pools, water-play area, swings, coffee shops, gelato, pubs, sandwich bars you name it ... it's available within easy walking distance. Great...More

Thank smpja
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hanged out here a few time on our visit. Good place to walk around and get something to for lunch or dinner.

Thank Rich1y
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Barbara B
20 June 2015|
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
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
16 March 2015|
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.