Living in Townsville

Accommodation Living in Townsville

Sunny Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city, as well as a departure point for the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, the Savannahs and country towns of the outback. It is also home to over 13,000 JCU students, so you’ll never run out of things to do, or people to meet.

The city boasts 300 days of sunshine each year, and a variety of national sporting events, markets, cultural activities, and art galleries. The Whitsunday Islands, West Savannahs and the real Australian outback are all accessible from the city.

We love the great outdoors and northern Queensland provides the ideal base for a variety of recreational activities including rainforest hikes, mountain biking, snorkelling or scuba diving on the Reef as well as interacting with native Australian animals.

Not only is Townsville small enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of big city life, it’s also large enough to have all the facilities you’ll need. The cost of living in Townsville is low compared to major Australian capital cities, allowing you to get out and enjoy the many events and activities the region has to offer.