Hermit Park is right in the middle of Townsville, Australia’s largest tropical city. Apart from its growing tourist industry, Townsville is the administrative, commercial and manufacturing capital of North Queensland, with a busy port and an international airport.
Traditional commerce is complemented by a large military presence, national rugby league and basketball franchises which have attracted large support bases and an aggressive tourism thrust all of which combines to produce a well-rounded, progressive city boasting a host of attractions and a range of quite exciting restaurants.
The Great Barrier Reef Wonderland marine centre , with its transparent tunnels, is a must-see, while visitors and locals alike head to the casino on Breakwater Marina, with its gaming rooms, nightlife, restaurants, bars and accommodation.
Just offshore is Magnetic Island, a favourite laid-back tourist destination, with regular fast-boat access. Townsville offers great game and sports fishing, boating and sailing, and easy access to the Palm Island group.