Top 5 Photo Opportunities around Townsville

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by Hertz AU - 03 August 2017

One of the highlights of every trip is exploring your new surroundings and looking for amazing photos to share with your friends and family. When it comes to photos that are sure to be Instagram gold, Townsville does not disappoint. Pack your camera and plan your journey to these top locations:

Castle Hill

The name is deceptive; there is no castle waiting atop Castle Hill, however what does await is an absolutely royal view of the city. This beautiful pink monolith stands 286-metres above sea level, so prepare for a hike. For those who want the sights without the walk, you can also drive your car to the lookout. The breathtaking 360-degree view covers the entire city of Townsville and extends beyond to Magnetic Island.

Wallaman Falls

Take the journey out of Townsville to the Girringin National Park and you’ll find the highest single drop waterfall in Australia, Wallaman Falls. Walk through the stunning rainforest and take in the sight of the 268-metre falls, complete with a glistening cloud of mist, which sprays from the drop.

Palmetum Park

Encapsulating the tropical haven that is Townsville, Palmetum Park is one of the largest and most diverse public collections of palms in the world. The garden covers a massive 170-hectares and if you’re a fan of food photos the Tumbetin Tea Rooms offers a host of colourful handmade cakes.

Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

Take a daytrip out of Townsville to visit this pristine region of world heritage listed rainforest. The Paluma range is home to the idyllic Little Crystal Creek and Big Crystal Creek, and an iconic stone arch bridge built in the 1930s.

The Strand

The Strand is possibly the most popular photo spot for those travelling in Townsville. This stunning foreshore is lined with palm trees and boasts beautiful coastal views, which create a multitude of fantastic photo opportunities.