Townsville Private Scenic & History Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Available to children 8 years and older - younger children can attend with notice but this may incur an additional cost for the hire of a safety seat or harness as local road laws require restraints for children based on age & weight/size - please contact to discuss

Friendly: No.
One short Sharpe incline
A few steps
Approximately 1 to 2km of walking during the 6+ hours mostly flat ground

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Discover Townsville with a private guide

Townsville is a very beautiful place surrounded by mountains and sitting on the edge of the coral sea. This tour takes you from the inner city ocean area to the beautiful River system and out into the mountain area where we can look back over the megestic valley below. We stop for lunch at the heritage tea rooms, which remains one of the few slab sided buildings left standing in Australia and is the oldest building of its type in North Queensland. This is a comprehensive visual viewing of Townsville and its surrounding area. We include a comprehensive presentation on the general history of the city and cover the Australian early pioneers and explorers associated with the region.


Here is your personal itinerary, but this can be varied according to the conditions on the day and your wishes;

9am Pick-up from cruise terminal or inner city hotel

9 to 10am CBD area Castle Hill city history brief with magnificent views across the city and to Magnetic Island

10 to 11:30am Walk a section of our beautiful River system showcased at our Riverway public development

11:30 to 13:30 Heritage Tea Rooms (lunch)Australian bush landscape

13:30 to 15:00 Strand - beautiful walk with ocean views

15:00 to 15:30pm return to start point

All timmings include travel between locations, tour includes detail history brief on location development, local and Australian history. Tour views and allows you to discover the city and its outer region

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise-Ship Terminal - just outside main entrance for those arriving by cruise ship or your hotel foyer or inner city accommodation. With notice we can pick you up from our international airport and I will meet you at the luggage Carousel. Will carry a sign saying toursbylocals so I am easy to identify.

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

The above duration may be dependant upon the size and age of our group and weather and/or road conditions.

End location: End location: passengers will always be returned to the place of pick up unless otherwise requested, happy to be flexible with the drop off point if different from the start point, as long as you provide reasonable notice (before the day of travel)

If you need to be back to catch a departing cruise ship at a certain time. We will modify the timings of the tour accordingly

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.


Air conditioned 14 Seater Toyota Hi-ace Commuter, we also have a second 8 seater late model IMAX Hyundai Commuter, so we can take groups sizes up to 20 people on request

What’s Included

Other: Lunch
Air-conditioned Transport
Late Model 14 seat mini-bus (Toyota)
Experienced Driver/Guide
Cold bottled water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 AUD - In case you wish to buy additional food or drinks

What’s Extra

Other: Their is no additional out of pocket expense unless you choose to buy from the gift shop


No Special Restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an excellent day with Toby. He met us on time in his large and comfortable van, and had our entire itinerary mapped out for us. We had a great time at Billabong Sanctuary and then had a wonderful tour of this historic city. Toby played a CD of the city history that he made, on our drive up to Castle Hill. He also has pamphlets about all his tours for you to peruse. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Thanks for a fun day!
Barbara Eisenberg

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