Townsville and the North Queensland region is the perfect
choice for sports and recreation enthusiasts.
The city is the sporting events centre of the North, and increasing numbers of visitors are being attracted to the region for the superb line up of national and international sporting events.
Home to three National League sporting teams - Townsville Suns (National Basketball League), North Queensland Cowboys (National Rugby League), North Queensland Barras (national Hockey League) - the scene is set for action entertainment.
Townsville has an extensive range of first-class sporting facilities and venues - everything from golf courses, tennis courts, public swimming pools, gymnasiums, cycling velodromes to surf life saving clubs horseriding schools, parachuting and sky diving.
Each year the city hosts a number of major sporting events from sailing regattas to boxing championships, game fishing tournaments and major athletic carnivals.
Recreational and leisure pursuits are endless, and the North
Queensland environment provides the perfect setting with which to try new and exciting experiences.
For the adventurous, try your hand at white water rafting, bicycle tours, parasailing or abseiling. Specialist recreational activities such as diving and fishing are well catered for - and for those seeking to experience the the thrill of diving for the first time, diving schools and courses are also available.