Study in Townsville

Overview

Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics, and the Queensland outback. It’s a vibrant and bustling city sitting under the watchful gaze of Castle Hill. Enjoy al fresco dining, Federation-style architecture, and boutique shopping, as well as the cooling ocean breeze and coastal vibe. It’s also Australia’s largest garrison town with Australian Defence Force bases and fascinating military history to explore.

Nature and Climate

With around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year Townsville experiences a tropical savannah climate. Its rainfall is not nearly as high as other tropical regions like Cairns, with the majority of the rain falling in the 'wet season', which runs from November through April. Winters are mild and pleasant, moderated by south-easterly trade winds and far from cold. July is the coldest month of winter, with average daily temperatures still reaching 25°C. The summer months are warm, and December is the hottest month, with daytime temperatures soaring to 31°C. Townsville is prone to tropical cyclones between November and May which form mainly over the Coral Sea.

Arts & Culture

Townsville has a vibrant arts and culture community with a variety of venues across the region including live theatres, two galleries featuring exhibitions from local artists as well as travelling exhibitions.
Townsville hosts an annual Arts and Cultural Festival that showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity during this festivalTownsville comes alive again with cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, concerts and more.

Popular Attractions

The Strand, Magnetic Island Day Trip, Castle Hill, Billabong Sanctuary, Jezzine Barracks & the Army Museum North Queensland, Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Great Barrier Reef, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Whale Watching.