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Townsville Airport, also nicknamed Garbutt Airport after the suburb in which it’s located, is the major transport hub for north Queensland. In 1980, it became the first regional airport in Australia to handle direct international flights, a result of Townsville’s strong trade links and diverse population. Although the last international flights have now stopped, the Townsville Airport still has customs facilities and the management are actively courting further international routes. A flight to Townsville Airport is still the quickest and most direct way to get to Townsville, Australia’s largest northern city. Jokingly called the ‘other capital of Queensland’, the city began life as a trading port for the inland cattle ranches, but quickly swelled in size as industry grew and migrants flocked to the city. A flight to Townsville Airport is the first step for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, as it’s the closest sizable airport to the reef. The airport still retains strong links to the military, and is regularly used by the Royal Australian Air Force – there an RAAF base just minutes from the commercial passenger terminal, with more soldiers stationed in the city.
Things to do with a rental car near Townsville Airport
The Museum of Tropical Queensland, opened in 1987, illustrates the history, archaeology and landscape of Queensland. Much of the state is dry and temperate, but the northern coast is sub-tropical, with sultry summers and mild winters. This climate difference affects agriculture, trade, flora and fauna. In 2006 the Australian Snubfin Dolphin was discovered in the Townsville area, the first new species of dolphin to be identified for over 50 years.
Magnetic Island lies 8km off the coast of Queensland, directly on the Great Barrier Reef. Although it’s officially a suburb of Townsville, with 2,000 permanent residents and many more seasonal visitors, more than half of the island’s area is taken up by the Magnetic Island National Park. The sleepy villages, warm weather and remote location give the island a tropical feeling, enhanced by the monthly Full Moon parties held on the beaches.