Luxury Queensland hotel located close to the banks of Ross Creek
Situated in what is unofficially known as the capital of Queensland, the Holiday Inn Townsville offers visitors the opportunity to explore the city and its many attractions as well as heading out to the Great Barrier Reef, the central section of which lies off of the Townsville coast.
With Townsville International Airport less than five kilometres away, the luxury property is readily accessible for visitors entering the city by air. Its location, on the banks of Ross Creek and just a short distance from Rowes Bay, means that it has good links with the regions finest attractions.
The establishment itself hosts 199 guestrooms, a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, caf, and business centre, which means guests can expect to find just about everything they need within the property.
Guestrooms feature private bathrooms, work spaces, and an assortment of luxury amenities, including cable television, telephone, mini-bar and refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can choose between standard rooms, executive rooms, or suites.
The business centre features fax and printing services, as well as computers with access to the internet. There is also high-speed internet access throughout the hotel. A number of meeting rooms are ideal for those travelling on business also.
Dining at the Holiday Inn Townsville comes in the form of the Shiraz Restaurant, which serves a buffet breakfast in the morning, lunch during the week, and French style cuisine in the evening. You need not fear though; French dishes have a touch of the Australian about them. The Shiraz Bar is a fine location for those looking to relax with a drink after a busy day or as a warm up before hitting the citys nightclubs.
In terms of tourist attractions and points of interest, Townsville is not lacking. Due to its location its not surprising that many people that visit the city hop on a boat or plane and head out to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the wondrous corals and marine life. With Breakwater Marina close, the Holiday Inn is a good place to start a journey.
Also nearby is the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ), a natural history museum that focuses on marine biology. The museum is located on the site of the sinking of the HMS Pandora in 1791. The shipwreck is currently protected by law and requires a permit to view it. Reef HQ, a tropical aquarium, can also be found here.
Another popular destination is The Strand, a strip of beach and tropical gardens located in the North Ward of the city. The area has a fantastic view of Magnetic Island, which itself consists of a large National Park, one of several that visitors will find in the area.
The Holiday Inn Townsville is also conveniently located for those that wish to venture into the city centre to enjoy a spot of shopping or some fine dining. As well as the usual host of shops, restaurants, and bars, the city centre also has a number of picturesque gardens and parks that are ideal for a relaxing afternoon.