So you looked amazing at your wedding and decided to have your honeymoon in the beautiful tropics of Townsville. Great choice! Now all you need to do is figure out where you want to stay and what you want to do! The options are almost endless, which is why we’ve found some of the best Townsville accommodation and activities to add to your itinerary to make this the perfect romantic escape.
Looking for great accommodation? We have just the place.
City Oasis Inn
Enjoy all the luxuries during your honeymoon, set among lush tropical gardens in a tranquil environment. You will get all this and more at the City Oasis Inn. Located within the heart of Townsville, you are a stone’s throw away from all the essentials—shops, cafés, restaurants and activities. With a wide range of rooms available for all budgets, everyone can enjoy a stay here!
Take a dip in their lagoon pool, or take advantage of free entry to the Tobruk Memorial Baths (for guests only—usually $5pp!) or if you’re a fitness nut, use your guest pass to access Strand Fitness, which is a short 10-minute walk from your apartment. Best of all, if you’re a honeymooning couple just let reception know at the time of booking, and they’ll give you a free upgrade to an executive suite (subject to availability).
Where: 143 Wills St, Townsville City QLD 4810
Now you’re all settled in, we’ve found a great activity perfect for honeymooners.
Horseshoe Bay Ranch
Ready for a day of romance? Once you’re set to go exploring, book a romantic horse trail ride with the lovely team at Horseshow Bay Ranch. Located on Magnetic Island, this journey will require a beautiful one-hour trip on the Magnetic Ferry. Sit back, relax and enjoy the rolling ocean scenery together.
Horsehoe Bay Ranch offers two-hour trail rides at 9am and again at 3pm. Weave your way through beautiful bushland, and even take a dip with your horse (this is optional). You will have two experienced guides with you, and the more skilled riders will have the opportunity to trot and canter. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace. Just be sure to wear long trousers or jeans, closed-in shoes, bring a water bottle and, of course, a camera to capture it all!
Where: 38 Gifford Street, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819
You’ll have surely worked up an appetite by now! Once you’re finished, head over to this fine-dining restaurant.
For high-quality food, friendly staff and a beautiful dining experience with your partner, you have to try Southbank Grill. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5pm until late, this Townsville restaurant offers a wide range of delicious meals. Of course, this is a grill, so if you are both lovers of beef then we recommend The Tomahawk which is available on a share plate. This includes a 750g scotch on the bone with thyme onion rings, tomato relish and your choice of two sides (if sharing)—absolutely delicious!
If you feel like something a bit different, you’ll find their vast menu includes barramundi, braised pork belly, lamb shanks, chicken supreme and much more. Their extensive wine and cocktail list will ensure you both have the perfect drink to end a perfect day.
Where: 29 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810
For more great activities in Townsville, have a look at these hiking trails that are sure to provide amazing views of the city.
Is there somewhere you love to take your partner in Townsville? Let us know in the comments below.