The Townsville region is a tropical mix of sandy beaches, friendly faces and a relaxed vista on life.

The beautiful city of Townsville is located amongst the natural wonders of Tropical North Queensland with diverse and awe inspiring experiences from the Reef to the rainforest to the dirt and dust of the outback. To truly discover the Townsville region, bring your sense of adventure and take the time to meet the locals, experience the lifestyle, culture and heritage that make the region so unique.

To assist you in navigating Townsville’s surrounds, Breakwater Marina have done the leg work for you. Marina staff are pleased to help find where you’re going!  If you’re new to town, visit the Marina office and our staff will give the local’s guide to Townsville, or even some handy maps to find your way.

If you are considering making the move to Townsville, then Breakwater Marina is the place to base your new life.


Townsville is a tropical destination boasting beaches, rainforest and the outback.  The city centre is situated close to the Marina and the Strand beach, Magnetic Island and gateway to the reef.  Living so close to the city centre is convenient for our Marina tenants, easy to walk to work or enjoy the local delights and precincts in the city centre.

Within walking distance of the Marina there is much more to explore in your free time. 

Library, Cinemas, Restaurants and Museums are a short stroll through manicured parklands, and Markets on a Sunday Morning to stock up on your fresh supplies. 

Townsville has an excellent system of public transport. The Townsville SunBus System has a central location in the city centre on Sturt Street.  These buses interconnect with routes heading hourly to the suburbs, hospital, university and shopping centres.  The airport is close by, ferries run regularly out to Magnetic Island and the train station is located in the inner city.

Whilst our Summer months can get moderately humid, during the year temperatures stay steady around 24 degrees with cool balmy nights.  With 300 days of sunshine a year, the sunny skies makes living a sea-lifestyle ideal.  The Palm Group, the reef and Magnetic Island’s secluded bays are only a short sail for the weekend.

The Marina has a great community of live-aboards living the dock-side lifestyle.  Tenants regularly catch up around the BBQ for birthdays, jam sessions and other events.  Check out our “Living the Marina Lifestyle” page for more information.

The Marina is happy to let you know anything else you’ll need to know about our great location and what you can find on our doorstep!

Upon arrival to the Marina, ask the Marina Office for their Suppliers List and surrounding local businesses.

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