Australia

Townsville

The real Gold Coast

The best the coast has to offer between Brisbane and Cairns
Approx. 21 days
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Things to do in Townsville

Our recommended experiences and activities

Scuba dive on the Yongala Wreck near Townsville
Townsville

Scuba dive on the Yongala Wreck near Townsville

The SS Yongala is a 110m passenger ship that sank 1911 during a tropical cyclone. The wreck was found in 1958 and is considered one of the best dive sites in the world, offering views of the ship itself and marine life like manta rays, sea turtles, barracudas, sharks and even humpback whales.

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