Widely regarded as the capital of North Queensland, Townsville is approximately 1500km north of Brisbane by road. The sunshine state’s tropical treasure, Townsville combines the lure of the tropics with the attractions of a major city. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, try your luck at the Casino tables, tackle white water rapids or simply laze on golden beaches – welcome to Townsville. The attractions don’t stop there. Townsville is home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, museums, theatres, galleries and restaurants. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is the perfect holiday destination all season round.