About the region

Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Townsville North Queensland will awaken your sense of wonder.

From the underwater spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef to the vast landscapes of the outback and lush tropical rainforest, a world of whimsy awaits to intrigue and enchant.

Townsville North Queensland is the home of regional Australia’s best live events. From the roar of the Supercars Townsville 500 to the majesty of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the excitement of the Magnetic Island Race Week to the vibrant Northern Australian Festival of Arts, Townsville is the place to experience world-class events in the most jaw-dropping of settings.

When you get here...

Locked in your Ville vaycay? Here’s a handy guide to some stuff we recommend checking out once you’ve checked in and soaked in that view.

THE VILLE RESORT - CASINO
THE STRAND
THE STRAND WATERPARK
TOBRUK MEMORIAL BATHS
SEALINK FERRY PASSENGER TERMINAL
MAGNETIC ISLAND FERRY CAR TERMINAL
MAGNETIC ISLAND ( 8KM BY FERRY )
BREAKWATER MARINA
REEF HQ AQUARIUM ( REOPENING 2023 )
MUSEUM OF TROPICAL QUEENSLAND
MARITIME MUSEUM OF TOWNSVILLE
FLINDERS MALL
NORTH WARD SHOPPING CENTER

Northern Escape Collection

A curated portfolio of boutique sustainable lodges and experiences designed to capture the adventurer in everyone, the collection was created with the purpose of giving people the opportunity to disconnect from their busy lives, and reconnect with the natural environment in three diverse settings.

Located amongst Far North Queensland’s iconic reef, rainforest and outback, each lodge can be considered exclusive due to their remote envrinoment and limited number of guests the lodges can accomodate. Our private helicopter charter service provides unrivalled access to each magnificent landscape, and a luxury super yacht the M.Y. Flying Fish is equipped with its own helipad offering guests who wish to cruise the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef one of the most opulent of touchdowns for private charters and exploration.

Travellers will revel in a lifetime experience every time.

A Northern Escape is waiting…

Orpheus Island Lodge

Accommodating just 28 people, Orpheus is an all-inclusive, private island lodge located in the Great Barrier Reef.

With only 14 rooms, suites and villas, Orpheus Island is the ultimate in secluded, unspoilt tropical paradise, and stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline.

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge, situated in the heart of the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, offers sustainable luxury in a breathtaking location.

Our tropical rainforest retreat is one of a kind boutique accommodation in the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, boasting 15 eco-friendly bayans in an awe-inspiring setting which will revitalise all your senses.

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Set on a 28,000-hectare heritage site with its majestic namesake the backdrop, Mt Mulligan Lodge welcomes 20 indulged guests and is the newest member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection.

Accessible via helicopter flight or 4WD adventure from Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge is sited at the base of a spectacular escarpment, among eucalyptus woodlands, with views of majestic Mount Mulligan (Ngarrabullgan) reflected across a sparkling weir.

M.Y. Flying Fish

One of the most outstanding superyachts in the country, offering the most luxurious and tailored experience you can have in the Great Barrier Reef is Flying Fish.

At 32m and with four state-rooms with en-suites, a spa bath in the king state room and its own personal chef, Flying Fish is the ultimate playground.