travel42 Port Guide: Townsville

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Townsville is often overlooked because it does not have an international airport and offers fewer tourist attractions than Cairns, which is 170 mi/275 km to the northwest. However, it also has fewer tourists, which means it feels more like a typical Australian town than a mecca for global travelers headed to the Great Barrier Reef.

At least a one-day stop is warranted there just to see Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef AquariumIn addition, the city has a lively casino, beachfront strip called The St...

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