Discover a selection of 409 vacation rentals in Townsville, QLD, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including high chairs for kids and kitchens. Prices start at $64 per night, and chalets and villas are popular options for a stay in Townsville. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The riverside setting of Townsville is ready to explore

The riverfront, island views and parks display a scene truly unique to Townsville. Renowned for its coral reefs, camping and diving, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Townsville

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Townsville for its swimming and boating. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Townsville a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Strand Waterpark (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Townsville Sports Reserve (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Riverway Lagoon (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Billabong Sanctuary (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (15.5 mi / 25 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Townsville

Travelers enjoy Townsville for its boating. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Townsville

Travelers enjoy Townsville for its riverfront and island views. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Townsville is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Queens Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Castle Hill (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • The Strand Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Strand Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Strand Rockpool (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Magnetic Island National Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Townsville

The nearest airport is in Townsville, QLD (TSV), located 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Palm Island, QLD (PMK), which is 38.3 mi (61.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Townsville Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Townsville?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Townsville:

  • Around 0.1 miles from the center of Townsville, you'll find it hard to resist "Seaviews@dalgety | 2 Bed 2 Bath". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a nearby laundromat and internet services.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Newly Refurb2bed 2bath Aptcitywalk To Strand". Located around 0.1 miles from the heart of Townsville, it has 2 bedrooms and features a hair dryer and a microwave oven.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Townsville vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Townsville?

Weekends were made for fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Townsville and make the most of all the fabulous things to do close by:

  • Located 0.1 miles to the east of central Townsville, "Marina Views Near Breakwater Locatiion" is popular with nature buffs and adventurous types. Find your way to nearby outdoor attractions, such as Billabong Sanctuary and Rocky Bay. If you still have time, try some water skiing or mountain biking.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "The Top Of Townsville | A Real Entertainer". About 0.1 miles northwest of Townsville, fun activities around here include hiking and biking and sailing. Prefer to go sightseeing? Plan an outing to Mount Stuart and Pallarenda.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Townsville?

Yes, you can! If you'd like a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the center of town. We recommend the following options in or near Townsville:

  • Chill by yourself or take a friend along to "Absolute Seaside Strand Studio". You'll have loads of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including a restaurant dining guide and a boat.
  • Or, use "Aquarius On The Beach - Ocean Views Apartment 601" as a base to check off the top attractions around you. This comfy stay comes with WiFi, a beach and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Townsville?

From simple apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are two of our most popular stays in and around Townsville:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Gorgeous Home 3 Mins To Strand Self Check In" is a terrific choice. It's close to the center of Townsville, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Luxury | Gregory St Apt | Walk To Strand". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Townsville?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Townsville that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Seaviews@dalgety | 2 Bed 2 Bath". Around 0.1 miles from Townsville, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a balcony and a dining table.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days sipping wine and canoodling at "Newly Refurb2bed 2bath Aptcitywalk To Strand", around 0.1 miles from Townsville. A balcony and air conditioning will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Townsville?

Share your trip and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous getaway with friends or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Townsville:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a swimming pool make "Magnetic Daze, Picnic Bay" a standout. This getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From central Townsville, it's around 6 miles away to the north.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Dacha On Maggie No#1 Opulent And Luxurious" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the north of Townsville, as many as 18 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Townsville?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Townsville and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Brand New Spacious 4 Bedroom House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Pallarenda - Beautiful Beach House | Walk To Beach". This vacation rental is another top pick and features a fenced pool, a toaster and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Townsville? It has a tropical savanna climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Townsville vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Townsville?

A family getaway should be all about spending some quality time together and sharing experiences. If you're looking for a home away from home that'll fit your whole gang, have a look at a few of our large family vacation rentals in and around Townsville:

  • Located about 0.1 miles northwest of Townsville, "The Top Of Townsville | A Real Entertainer" fits up to 8 people over 4 bedrooms. As well as more than enough space to sprawl out, amenities here include a kitchen island and books.
  • Another excellent option is "Pallarenda - Beautiful Beach House | Walk To Beach". It's roughly 5 miles to the northwest of Townsville, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. A kitchen and a microwave oven are just a few of the conveniences on offer here.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Townsville?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is a wise pick for one or two travelers. Check out Vrbo's range in or near Townsville:

  • Good things really do come in small packages, and "Absolute Seaside Strand Studio" is no exception. This one-bedroom vacation property is in a handy central location and offers guests amenities like a swimming pool and a water park.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Townsville, "Aquarius On The Beach - Ocean Views Apartment 601" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, return and make use of an ocean view and a kitchen.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Townsville?

It's easy to lock in a wonderful getaway with Vrbo. Whether you'd rather have a cute cottage or a trendy apartment, we've got lots of two-bedroom options in or near Townsville: Here are just a few of our faves:

  • "Seaviews@dalgety| 2bed2bath City Apt Walk To Beach" is a fabulous choice for small groups. As well as two bedrooms, this relaxing stay offers amenities like a kitchen and a swimming pool.
  • "Newly Refurb2bed 2bath Aptcitywalk To Strand" is another popular two-bedroom escape. It has a kitchen, a swimming pool and loads more.

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