Flights from Auckland to Townsville

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Townsville Guide

Public Transport and How to Get Around Townsville

Townsville is an easy holiday destination to explore on foot. Some of the most popular attractions such as Flinders Mall and the Strand are all within walking distance of the city centre. Pack a good pair of walking shoes and you're all set! If you want to travel further afield, you can use the local bus service.

Single tickets cost around $1.80 AUD per person, and you can pick up route maps and timetables from the visitor information centre once your Auckland to Townsville flights arrive. For day trips, it is a good idea need to hire a car. You can book your wheels of choice with Webjet when buying your Auckland to Townsville return flights.

Transport from Townsville Airport (TSV)

When your flights Auckland to Townsville land at Townsville Airport (TSV), you'll find taxi drivers waiting outside of the arrivals hall. A one-way trip into the city costs $20 AUD, and it will take you around 15 minutes to reach your hotel. For budget travellers buying cheap flights to Townsville from Auckland, you can use the shuttle bus.

It's a door-to-door service and fares cost $10 AUD per person. If you prefer having your own ride, you can hire a vehicle at Townsville Airport (TSV). There are a handful of different rental agents to choose from.

Top Things to Do and See

Wallaman Falls

Wallman Falls is one of the best things to do in Townsville. At 268 metres, it's Australia's tallest waterfall and is part of the Wet Tropics Great Walk. For animal lovers buying Auckland to Townsville flights, you'll want to keep an eye out for the musky-rat kangaroo and the ever-elusive platypus.

Plan a day trip to Magnetic Island

Only a 20-minute ferry ride from the city is Magnetic Island. It's one of the main attractions for visitors heading to Queensland on Auckland to Townsville flights. The island is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef, and a day trip here is worth every penny. You can spend the entire day exploring the many hiking trails, snorkelling, diving or relaxing underneath the palm trees.

Billabong Sanctuary

Buying flights Auckland to Townsville for the whole family? Take the kids to Billabong Sanctuary for a day out. It's only a 20-minute drive from Townsville and is home to a variety of Australian wildlife. You can see koalas, kangaroos, dingos and so much more.

Reef HQ Aquarium

Another excellent activity for families booking Auckland to Townsville flights is a trip to the Reef HQ Aquarium. It holds the title as the world's largest living coral reef aquarium. There's also a 20-metre tunnel and a turtle hospital where you can visit sick or injured marine turtles.

S.S. Yongala dive site

If you're buying cheap flights Auckland to Townsville, and you have your scuba diving license, book a trip to the S.S. Yongala dive site. It's one of the best wreck dives in the world and a challenging, yet rewarding dive. If you have yet to get your PADI Open Water Certification, there's no better place to sign up for the 3-day course. After all, your first underwater experience will be within the Great Barrier Reef!

Cafes and Restaurants


Jam is considered one of the best restaurants in Townsville. It's the perfect spot if you're craving a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner once your flights Auckland to Townsville have landed. All of their meals are beautifully plated. If you can't decide what to order, try the dragon fruit sorbet smoothie, the harissa chickpea creme or the kaffir lime mousse for dessert.

Born Wild

Are you a vegan, paleo or gluten-free traveller buying tickets to Townsville from Auckland? Pull into Born Wild for a meal that covers all your dietary requirements. You can indulge in lactose-free lattes, fajitas or acai bowls.


Cbar is a Townsville institution. It's a must-visit for travelling foodies buying Auckland to Townsville return flights. The seafood here is exceptional, and the restaurant serves up excellent barramundi dishes in particular. If you're not in the mood for a full meal, there are snacks like halloumi chips and baguettes on the menu.

Longboard Bar & Grill

Longboard Bar and Grill is a fantastic spot in Townsville to grab a sundowner and a good plate of food. With beautiful water views, you can sit back, relax and start your trip to Australia off on the right foot. Some of the best things to try on the menu are the tacos, braised beef nachos, tangy BBQ chicken wings and the 500-gram ribs. If you're buying flights Auckland to Townsville and you arrive over the weekend, come here for the Sunday Sessions happenings.