Townsville, Australia

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Often referred to as the capital of north Queensland, Townsville is one of the most vibrant and surprising cities in Australia, and offers a little bit of everything. Its appeal lies in the fact that it provides unrivalled access to both the coast and the outback, whilst also offering a fantastic cultural and artistic scene, meaning there really is something for everyone here.

Within the city itself, the main hub of activity is the Riverway, which was opened as recently as 2006 and helps to connect the local culture with the natural attractions that surround Townsville. Essentially, it is a strip of parkland which lines the Ross River, passing through several creeks and lakes, and is home to some of Townsville's most popular venues. Among these are the likes of the public art gallery and cultural centre, as well as a number of restaurants.

The creeks, rivers and beaches that can be found all around the city provide the main hang-out spots for locals, so if you're looking to join in with all the fun then be sure to head to places like Big Crystal Creek and Bushland Beach, where you'll be able to sample some famous shrimps on the barbie.


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