Townsville, a beauty

BASKING in more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by a myriad of natural wonders, Townsville will host three Rugby League World Cup matches.

Townsville is one of the 13 host cities of the 2017 RLWC. It is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a 2015 population estimate of 180,333. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals, Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state.

Popular attractions include “The Strand”, a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef’s native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; Castle Hill or as it was originally known Cootharinga, the most prominent landmark of the area and a popular fitness destination; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park

Fiji will play two matches at Townsville Stadium against USA and Italy while Italy and USA will also play each other at the stadium on November 5.

Townsville Stadium is the NRL Cowboys’ headquarters and has become a sporting and entertainment hub for the people of North Queensland, renowned for its electrifying atmosphere and attracting a wide range of major events to the region.

What do to in Townsville?

IMMERSE yourself in the Townsville way of life and discover The Strand, Townsville’s thriving beach foreshore!

With a relaxed, yet energetic vibe, The Strand is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. The two and a half kilometre walkway offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island and is popular for runners, walkers and kids with bikes and scooters. Enjoy the ocean breezes with a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes there. Alternatively treat the whole family to a barbecue or beach picnic.

With a number of fantastic playgrounds and the popular Strand Water Park, The Strand will keep the kids entertained for hours. Take a swim in the ocean or the rock pool, test your balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board or land on the beach after the adrenalin rush of skydiving!Read more at:blue formal dresses | pink formal dresses

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