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City Spotlight – Townsville, Queensland

City Spotlight – Townsville, Queensland

Townsville is located on the coast in Northern Queensland. It is one of the major port cities to the Great Barrier Reef, adjacent to the central section of it. Townsville is often referred to as the unofficial capital of North Queensland. It is located about halfway between Brisbane and Cape York. This is the dry tropics region of Queensland and Townsville is the largest urban centre in the north. The population is about 200,000 and many government, community and business events are hosted or held here.

View of Townsville From Mount Stuart

“View of Townsville from Mt Stuart” by ROxBo at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Magnetic Island is in the background.

View of Townsville From Mount Stuart

View of Townsville from Mt. Stuart Photo Credit: Wikipedia

All about Townsville

Aerial View - Townsville

Aerial View of Townsville Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Townsville Skyline

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Townsville is a modern city that is almost always bustling with things to do for both residents and tourists. It is situated between the sparkling blue Coral Sea and the big red hill that is the centerpiece of the city. Townsville is a pedestrian-friendly city with something for everyone including museums, the aquarium, beaches, watersports, and diving, two major sports teams, a happening nightlife and the famous, never ending esplanade along the beach. On top of all that, locals have a built in holiday just a fast ferry ride away on Magnetic Island.

Job Opportunities and the Economy in Townsville


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Townsville is a thriving precinct because of the variety of things supporting a strong economy. Employment opportunities in Townsville include retail trade, health care, social assistance, public administration and safety, manufacturing, education and training and construction. There are a large amount of primary and secondary schools and child care facilities available to help support families. For continuing education, there is James Cook University and vocational education options too.

Townsville Climate

Townsville - Climate

Townsville Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Townsville has a dry tropical environment; not to be confused with the tropical north further north in Queensland which is quite humid and wet. In fact, Townsville has an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. Most of the rain falls within the “wet season” from November to April. There is an average of 1,143 millimetres of rainfall per year. Townsville along with the rest of North Queensland can see tropical cyclones between November and May. In the summer, the average high temps range from 29 °C to 31 °C. In the winter time, the average low temperatures can dip to 13 °C or 14 °C.

Truck Hire Townsville Rentals

Townsville - Map

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Townsville - Car Hire Map

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When you are moving to Townsville or within the Townsville and North Queensland area, you can hire a moving truck at the Townsville Airport location. Or perhaps you would be returning your Budget Truck Rental in Townsville if you are moving from somewhere else in Australia and have secured a one way moving truck rental deal from us. The Townsville Airport is centrally located and easily accessible.

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