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Museum of Tropical Queensland


A land of jazz, exotic nightlife and natural bliss, Townsville in Queensland, Australia borders the central part of the Great Barrier Reef. Founded in the year 1859, it lies along the Cleveland Bay and positions itself at about 350 km south of Cairns and 1,300 km north of Brisbane. One of the principal tourist sites in this city is the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, a visit to which actually proves to be a worthwhile experience for any tourist. An overwhelming natural harmony here and the penchant of the people for different forms of music are the main points of interest among the huge numbers of tourists visiting the city from various countries of the world.

Any of your Townsville Tours should include visits to the major Tourist Attractions in Townsville. One of the finest points of interest here is the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville. Launched in 1987 as the “North Queensland Branch” of the Queensland Museum, it retains several items from several fields of interest like marine megafauna, marine archaeology and various types of corals. Artifacts recovered from the wreck of HMS Pandora, the discovery of Australian Snubfin Dolphin - the first species of dolphin to be discovered in 56 years and a huge collection of fossils and corals (hard corals and staghorn corals) are the chief possessions of the museum.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville houses unique vegetation and wildlife specimens of tropical North Queensland, as well as exotic and interesting creatures from the deep sea.

The tropical Science Centre is another interesting feature of the Museum of Tropical Queensland, offering challenges to children and adults alike with teasing puzzles and tests of physical skills.

Some of the facilities that can be availed of in Museum of Tropical Queensland are as follows:

  • Wheelchair facility
  • Car parking
  • Coffee shop
The above information about the Museum of Tropical Queensland, in Townsville - one of the most Cities in Australia should certainly suffice satisfactorily for an inquisitive tourist. However you can also choose to visit places like Dairy Farmer’s Stadium, Castle Hill, Strand Beach and Reef HQ Aquarium. For further online information on Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, log on to Cheap World Tours.

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