Compare Cheap Flights from Wellington to Townsville, Australia
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Tips for First-Time Travellers to Townsville
Beware of box jellyfish
If you're buying flights Wellington to Townsville for travel in the summer, you'll need to be careful of the water. Box jellyfish come close to the shore, and it's best to stick to beaches that have stinger enclosures.
You can drink the tap water
The tap water in Townsville is safe to drink. However, you'll need to treat any water from rivers, streams or lakes to avoid getting sick. If you're looking for tickets to Townsville from Wellington and you're planning on doing any hiking, pack a water bottle that has a filter.
Transport from Townsville Airport (TSV)
There is an airport shuttle that provides a drop-off service to major hotels in Townsville's city centre. You can also take a taxi or an Uber for about $20 AUD if you want to save time. Once your Wellington to Townsville flights land, you'll find drivers waiting at the end of the arrivals terminal.
Alternatively, you can hire a vehicle from Townsville Airport (TSV). Reserve the car of choice when you buy your Wellington to Townsville return flights, or you can choose from what's available when you arrive.
Best Time to Visit Townsville
With 320 days of sunshine a year, it can be tough to find a bad time to visit Townsville. However, if you're planning to buy cheap flights Wellington to Townsville between October and April, be sure to pack your sunscreen! The temperatures during these months are at their highest, and you'll need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
To avoid the heat, book your Wellington to Townsville return flights between May and September. The temperatures are still warm, but more comfortable for outdoor activities.
Top Experiences For Visitors to Townsville
One of the best things to do in the city once your Wellington to Townsville flights have landed is to visit The Strand. It's a 2.5-kilometre beachfront promenade that features swaying palm trees and the outline of Magnetic Island in the distance. Families can take their children to Strand Water Park and adults can cool off in the calm lagoon pools.
Go on a Magnetic Island day trip
No trip to Townsville is complete without a trip to Magnetic Island. Located 8 kilometres off the coast, it lies within the Great Barrier Reef and more than half of the island is a national park. Travellers buying flights Wellington to Townsville can explore the many scenic hiking trails (keep an eye out for adorable koalas), relax on the gorgeous beaches or snorkel around the island.
Castle Hill is the best place in Townsville to get 360-degree views of the city once your flights Wellington to Townsville land. At the summit, you can see all the way to Magnetic Island! If you're feeling lazy, you can drive to the top, or you can conquer one of the hiking trails. Climb up for sunrise or sunset when the temperatures are cooler, the crowds are smaller, and the light is perfect for photos.
Want to get up close with some of Australia's native animals? Plan a trip to Billabong Sanctuary. It's only a 20-minute drive from the city, and you'll need a car to get here. When booking your Wellington to Townsville flights with Webjet, you can add a vehicle at check-out, or you can rent one from Townsville Airport (TSV). Some of the highlights of a visit to the sanctuary include hand-feeding kangaroos and wallabies, and seeing koalas, wombats, dingoes, kangaroos and more!
How Much Time to Spend in Townsville
Townsville is the perfect city break if you've only got a week to explore. With regular Wellington to Townsville flights, you can see all the highlights and have time for day trips to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef. With five days, you can hit up the city's best brunch spots such as Betty Blue, The Lemon Tart and The Balcony Restaurant.
You can learn about Townsville's history at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, climb Castle Hill and or visit one of the world's best wreck dives, the SS Yongala Wreck. Once you've got Townsville's main sights checked off your itinerary, you can travel further afield. Paluma is a rainforest getaway that's a 45-minute drive from the city.
It's the perfect destination for bird lovers buying cheap flights to Townsville from Wellington. The birdlife is excellent here, and you can refuel at one of the cute cafes. Another day trip that's worth hiring a car for is Charters Towers. History buffs booking flights Wellington to Townsville will love exploring the quaint gold rush town. Many of the heritage buildings are still intact from the 19th century.