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Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia with approximately 220,000 residents. Situated on the northern east coast of Australia in Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country, the Townsville area is a vibrant mix of sub-tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, rugged outback plains and quaint coastal townships.
We are adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, fringed by groups of tropical islands just off our coastline to explore. Just past the Marina channel entrance, there is direct ocean access across to Magnetic Island, up to the Palm Group or out to the Great Barrier Reef.
This flourishing tropical city has beautiful parklands stretching along Ross River, with the suburbs surrounded by Mt Stuart, Castle Hill and Mt Louisa, reaching out to stunning beachfront communities either side of town.
The City Centre, shops, restaurants, Casino and other entertainment precincts are all situated close to the Marina. Living so close to the City is convenient for our Marina guests, being easy to walk to work or enjoy the local delights and restaurants. Adjacent to the Marina is lush parklands leading to the award-winning Strand beach precinct, with the marina basin bordered by public promenades along Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Anzac Park and Mariner's Peninsula.
With the Marina located in the bustling centre of Townsville, we have local facilities, sporting stadiums, entertainment and cuisine precincts expected of a regional city. If your timing’s right you can check-out the weekend Farmers Markets, or catch any number of exhibitions and shows, festivals and celebrations, cultural and music performances and sporting events.
The Marina has a great community of live-aboards living the dock-side lifestyle and tenants regularly catch up around the BBQ for social events. Transport is easy around town with a convenient system of interconnecting routes to suburbs, hospitals, the local universities 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. Townsville is proud of our rich cultural heritage and is a diverse Defence city with the RAAF Base and Australia’s largest Army Barracks nearby.
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. To truly discover the Townsville region, bring your sense of adventure and take the time to experience the tropical north lifestyle, meet the locals, and indulge in our culture and heritage that make our region so unique.
- Welcome to Wulgurukaba/Bindal Land
The Wulgurukaba people are known as the ‘canoe people’, and have lived on the mainland and Magnetic Island for thousands of years. An important symbol of the Wulgurukaba people is the carpet snake. A dreamtime story links the Big Carpet Snake creating our tropical landscape by coming down from the Herbert River, heading out to sea creating the Hinchinbrook Channel, and heading down to Palm and Magnetic Islands.
His body broke up, leaving parts along the coast forming the islands. The tail of the snake is at Halifax Bay, his body is at Palm Island, while his head rests at Arcadia, Magnetic Island.
An important symbol for the Bindal people is the shooting star. They believe that wherever the star fell, or the direction the star fell meant there was either danger coming or someone from that direction was in need of help or in danger.
Breakwater Marina welcomes all of our guests to this region and we would like acknowledge the Wulgurukaka and Bindal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we welcome you today, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.