The Townsville North Queensland region offers delegates the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of landscapes and experiences all within an hour and a half of the CBD. The region extends to the Burdekin in the south, Charters Towers to the west, Hinchinbrook to the North and the Palm Island Group to the east. Whether you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, experience the authenticity of the outback, discover the wetlands or bask in the sun on a tropical beach, Townsville North Queensland region offers something for everyone.
Townsville North Queensland offers a diverse, resilient and prosperous economic base that thrives on growth. Townsville is the key economic hub for North Queensland, with one of the fastest growing economies in Australia and has more than doubled its Gross Regional Product over the past decade to an estimated $13.37 billion. Currently there is over $54 billion worth of projects in the pipeline within the Townsville region, assisting in maintaining this continued growth. Townsville and North Queensland possesses a booming agricultural region, the largest military base in Australia, the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland, Queensland’s third largest multi-cargo port and is home to world class research centres in the marine sciences field, Townsville offers unique opportunities to link your event to sought after speakers, research, field trips and case studies.
Facilities and Services
Whether hosting a meeting for five or a conference of five thousand, Townsville has a venue to suit your needs. From large open spaces to intimate dining rooms, from state of the art facilities to unique outdoor spaces, from quintessential North Queensland to the metropolitan feel, Townsville offers something for all meeting requirements.
From event theming through to catering and equipment hire, Townsville offers an array of professional support services to complement your next event. Townsville prides itself on offering high quality, creative and professional event productions and the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau can put you in touch with whatever services you require to produce a seamless event.
With over 22,000 airline seats weekly, it has never been more convenient to access the Townsville North Queensland region. Each year Townsville welcomes over 1.6 million passengers via major airlines, with direct flights from Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and regional Queensland centres.
Townsville Airport is located only 10 minutes from the city with a number of different transport options available. Car hire options are also available at the airport terminal. Townsville Taxis are available and are renowned for their prompt service and affordable fare charges.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville North Queensland is a thriving precinct with more than 700 dining outlets, unique retailing, 3,000 hotel rooms, spectacular events and entertainment as well as access to an abundance of nature based experiences.
Environmental and Social Responsible Conferencing
Townsville has achieved more in the past decade through its sustainability programs than any other city in the Oceania, and more than most on earth. Townsville is the only Queensland city chosen to be part of the $94M Australian Government Solar Cities Program. This Program incorporates a range of initiatives that focus on increasing solar energy usage and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tonnes.
Townsville North Queensland region offers a diverse range of opportunities for conference delegates to share their skills and their time to make a difference to the people, the wildlife and the landscape of this extraordinary place.
As a vibrant corporate city, Townsville is well suited for the business traveler, with high speed Wi-Fi available either free of charge or at very affordable rates across the city in most major venues. Providing your delegates with internet access during your event allows them to keep in touch and up to date while out of the office. Download the Queensland App to find free Wi-Fi access while you are in Townsville.
Events Hub of North Queensland
Why not host your conference, meeting or incentive trip to align with one of Townsville’s fantastic events. Cheer yourself hoarse at an NRL match, bask in the sun during a Magnetic Island Race Week, be inspired by the catwalk at the Townsville Fashion Festival or wine and dine at a degustation dinner at one of the many food and wine festivals. Whatever your flavour Townsville’s events can add great value to your conference or incentive group year round.