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“great relaxation”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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$43.85*
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60-Minute Palm Island Scenic Helicopter Flight from Townsville
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Townsville
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in the Townsville way of life and discover The Strand, Townsville's thriving beach foreshore! With a relaxed, yet energetic vibe, The Strand is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. The two and a half kilometre walkway offers spectacular views across to Magnetic Island and is popular for runners, walkers and kids with bikes and scooters. Enjoy the ocean breezes with a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes there. Alternatively treat the whole family to a barbecue or beach picnic. With a number of fantastic playgrounds and the popular Strand Water Park, The Strand will keep the kids entertained for hours. Take a swim in the ocean or the rock pool, test your balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board or land on the beach after the adrenalin rush of skydiving! Enjoy the shade of the palm trees with a good book or grab a gelato and just enjoy the stunning views. For fishing enthusiasts, the jetty is a great spot to cast a line. At the end of The Strand, discover Jezzine Barracks and uncover the stories of Townsville's settlement. Learn of the regions significant military and indigenous history and enjoy the outdoor art.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 21, 2013

well maintained, great features such as the 50m heated pool, childrens waterpark which is free. Childrens playground, walking paths and beach.

Thank mike A
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

What an excellent area in the middle of a city. The rock pool on the strand is a great spot to get cool and the kids splash area along the strand, what a great idea.

Thank Robyn B
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

In you are visiting Townsville, this is a must see, must do. The foreshore is a great place for a run, walk or for simply passing away time. There are numerous park areas for the kids and a fantastic water park free to all. There are many BBQ's available for throwing a shrimp and a sausage on.

Thank Kazza880
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Strand is awesome, lots of eateries from full dining to cafes & icecreams.
Night market on Friday was great.
Great water fun for all ages and there's also the rock pool right at the northern end, (salt water pool)
Then a spot of fishing from Sunrise pier or just a chat with the locals

1  Thank 50sKiwigirl
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Loved strolling along the beach and attractions along the way. This was an excellent way to chill out and enjoy the stunning weather. The rock-pool at the northern end was loads of fun and the cafe's along the road were good and surprisingly inexpensive. Highly recommend it

Thank Bombers73
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