About the region
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, there’s no shortage of things to do in Townsville, North Queensland.
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 of some of the best things to do once you’ve checked in and soaked in that view.
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, 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 28 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.
Showcasing Townsville City, Cape Cleveland and beautiful Magnetic Island to the jewel-like archipelago of the Palm Island Group and magnificent Hinchinbrook Island, our range of helicopter scenic flights in the Townsville region will take your breath away – experience the difference with Nautilus Aviation.
Beechmont Estate is a luxury country retreat just outside the small township of Beechmont, near Binna Burra in the Scenic Rim. Just 90 minutes from Brisbane and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, the 75-acre property neighbours the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
The estate sleeps 48 guests and offers the opportunity to taste the region’s finest ingredients, sip a drink on the sunset terrace, enjoy a scenic bush walking trail, or retreat in five-star luxury.