Things to do around Townsville
Located on the beautiful Queensland coast, Townsville is a bustling city that boasts an amazing 300 days of sunshine each year. Two hours from Brisbane by plane, and four hours south of Cairns by car, Townsville is a gateway city to the natural wonders of northern Queensland, such as the Great Barrier Reef, and the region’s topical rainforests, islands and wetlands.
Townsville is paradise for nature lovers, with an abundance of stunning beaches, lakes, rainforest, wildlife sanctuaries, conservation parks and gardens to explore. The area is also popular with divers, with the SS Yongala dive site, Davies Reef dive site and The Moltke dive site all within easy reach.
Visitors to Townsville can explore the city’s historical landmarks, museums and art galleries, as well as a wide range of eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and markets. Just 20 minutes from Townsville by ferry, Magnetic Island is also well worth a visit. As a National Park, Magnetic Island is made up of spectacular beaches, walking tracks and incredible flora and fauna.
While Townsville is certainly well-liked by holidaymakers, the city is a popular destination for business travellers as well. With a broad range of Townsville conference venues, the city is a great choice for business travellers looking to host an event. AccorHotels has a number of excellent Townsville conference venues, offering accommodation and event facilities for meetings, functions, team building and incentives.
About AccorHotels Conference Venues in Townsville
One superb example of Accor’s conference venues in Townsville is Mercure Townsville. Located close the city and just 2km from Townsville Airport, Mercure Townsville offers a range of accommodation, conference and leisure facilities.
As a resort-style hotel, Mercure Townsville is surrounded by 11 acres of tropical gardens, and has 144 contemporary, well appointed guest rooms, with striking views of the lake, pool or gardens. Its leisure facilities include the largest freeform hotel swimming pool in Townsville, a spa, tennis courts, and a newly refurbished restaurant and bar.
Mercure Townsville also features a range of outstanding conference facilities, with each modern, well presented event space offering a variety of versatile function layouts and plenty of natural light. Event spaces include state of the art AV and presentation equipment, and can accommodate up to 380 people.
Another popular option for visitors looking for conference venues in Townsville is ibis Townsville. Located in the heart of the city, ibis Townsville is within walking distance of the city’s dining and entertainment district, the Strand and Flinders Mall.
The hotel features 117 stylish guest rooms, a café with al fresco dining, 24-hour reception, and parking. As a Townsville conference venue, the hotel has three modern meeting rooms catering for up to 80 people, each one well appointed and versatile, equipped with the latest presentation technology.