Townsville North Queensland Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing & Exhibitions Guide 2021

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Townsville

NORTH QUEENSLAND

Meetings, Incentives, Conference & Exhibitions Guide

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Whatever the size of your event or conference, the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau will work with you every step of the way to offer a marvellous range of venues, locations and day-trip options to deliver an event your clients and delegates will long remember.

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Contents Townsville North Queensland

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Getting Here

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New and Future Developments

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Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau Services 11 Industry Links 12 Case Studies

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Venues and Accommodation

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Creative Off-site Dinners

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Support Services

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Pre and Post Touring: Island Hopping

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Pre and Post Touring: Wine and Dine

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Contact: Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau PO Box 1043 Townsville QLD 4810 Phone: +61 7 4726 2753 Email: businessevents@tel.com.au

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Townsville

NORTH QUEENSLAND Townsville North Queensland boasts reefs and rainforest, islands and outback, history and heritage – all within a short drive of Northern Australia’s largest city. Townsville North Queensland is the events capital of northern Queensland. With a population approaching 240,000, Townsville North Queensland is a vibrant region. The commercial hub of the region is the city of Townsville which has more than 800 accommodation and dining outlets, over 1,400 retailing outlets, over 3,500 hotel rooms, spectacular and diverse events, and a wide range of attractions and tours.

With spectacular Queensland weather, contemporary and unique conferencing and event venues, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, incentive programs and world-class attractions and dining on offer, Townsville North Queensland will leave a lasting impression for your next event.

Hinchinbrook Island Ingham

Palm Island Magnetic Island

Townsville

The Townsville North Queensland region consists of the Local Government Areas of Townsville and Magnetic Island, Charters Towers, Palm Island, the Burdekin and Hinchinbrook.

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With a strong economic base and diverse industry sectors, Townsville North Queensland offers great industry linkages and learning opportunities for conferencing and trade delegates. Events can leverage renowned academic professionals and key industry leaders based in the region, and also have opportunities to discover industry-leading research centres, projects and operations.

Townsville North Queensland Average Temperatures 31.4 Max. (°C)

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Townsville

Magnetic Island

Townsville is a vibrant city that combines a bustling community, relaxed North Queensland lifestyle, rich history and stunning natural wonders.

Immerse yourself in a

Explore the city centre with dining, accommodation and shopping like no other city in regional Australia. Conquer the pink granite monolith, Castle Hill, and soak up the sun along Townsville’s picturesque beachfront promenade, The Strand. Just outside Townsville, go chasing waterfalls and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Paluma Range National Park.

Sunrise view of Townsville City from Castle Hill by @mycolourfulworld_

tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite young and old. Just a short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island offers the natural beauty and serenity of an untouched paradise within a thriving community. Spot koalas, rock wallabies and birds in the wild, snorkel fringing coral reefs right off the beach and hike to stunning views amongst National Parks, steeped in military history.

Magnetic Island Sunset by Sean Scott

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Charters Towers

Hinchinbrook

Step back in time and discover the

Hinchinbrook is truly a

authentic charm and elegance of

nature-lover’s paradise.

Charters Towers, a living montage of the rich Australian gold mining history

As the southern gateway to the

and heritage.

Wet Tropics World-Heritage listed rainforests, you can chase waterfalls,

When gold was first discovered here in

experience unique fishing sites,

1871, Charters Towers became a gold

conquer uninhabited Jurassic islands.

rush town and quickly grew to become the second largest town in the state.

Witness the Southern Hemisphere’s largest single-drop waterfall,

Today, Charters Towers and

Wallaman Falls.

the heritage-listed township of Ravenswood stand as living evidence

The town centre of Ingham is known

of the wealth and grandeur of the

for its diverse Italian community,

historical gold rush era.

a testament to the unique dining, shopping and events within the town.

Charters Towers Post Office by Megan MacKinnon

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Halifax on The Herbert River, Hinchinbrook by Megan MacKinnon


The Burdekin

Palm Island Group

The Burdekin district is nestled in

Orpheus Island: Charter a boat,

the delta of the Burdekin River, with

take your own, or touch down via

its two popular townships – Ayr and

helicopter to discover Orpheus

Home Hill – linked by the iconically

Island, offering 1,300 hectares

historic Burdekin Bridge.

of untouched National Park, unique wildlife and amazing reef

Well-known as the sugar capital

experiences at every turn.

of Australia, the Burdekin offers fantastic fishing, magnificent

Palm Island: Located 65km north-

wetlands, beautiful birdlife and

west of Townsville, Palm Island is the

miles of unspoilt beaches to explore.

traditional country of the Manbarra people and, more recently, home of

The region is also the gateway to one

the Bwgcolman tribal people.

of the world’s best dive sites in the SS Yongala Shipwreck.

Pelorus Island: Just north of Orpheus Island lies the pristine Pelorus Island, offering snorkel and dive experiences on fringing reefs accessible right off the beach.

Invicta Sugar Mill in Giru, The Burdekin by Sean Scott

Palm Island waters by Megan MacKinnon

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Getting HERE Located in the dry tropics region of Queensland, and a gateway to the central section of world’s greatest natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef, the Townsville North Queensland region is the perfect blend of tropical sea breezes, glorious winter weather, and refreshing rainforest retreats. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the average climate in Townsville North Queensland remains a tropical 28 degrees.

BY ROAD

Townsville North Queensland is the gateway to diverse regional landscapes, all within a 1.5-hour drive. Make the most of your visit by taking short road trips to explore wetlands, the Great Barrier Reef, wet tropics rainforests and glorious beachfront. Travel south from Cairns, east from Mount Isa, or north from the Whitsundays to begin your adventure in the heart of nature’s paradise. GETTING AROUND

Considered as the capital of the North, Townsville is northern Australia’s largest urban centre – a tropical destination that oozes holiday appeal. But don’t let the big claims fool you, Townsville North Queensland remains a small town at heart, upholding a strong community ethos and all the loveable quirks of a small region, making it the perfect place to escape frenzies of holiday crowds and immerse yourself in nature’s playground. BY AIR

Townsville Airport is the gateway to North Queensland. Located a short 7-minute drive to the Townsville Central Business District, the Townsville Airport is a transport hub offering pick up points for taxis, ride shares and the airport shuttle*. Rental cars are available from the airport too!

While in Townsville, Sunbus and TransLink public bus transport services operate across the CBD and surrounding suburbs – check online for timetables. Alternatively, 13cabs and Checker Cabs, along with other ride share services and rental cars are also a great option! Want to try something new? E-scooters are accessible throughout Townsville City, with flexible hire options available. A region best explored by car, drive from Townsville for an hour in any direction to discover a new experience or adventure – beaches and reef, rainforests or outback – encouraging active minds to explore and indulge your natural sense of curiosity.

BY SEA

Townsville is a unique and thoroughly welcoming destination for cruise ships, boasting a near-new cruise ship terminal at the Port of Townsville in the Quayside Terminal.

GETTING TO MAGNETIC ISLAND Once in Townsville, take a short 20-minute ferry ride and escape to an island paradise – Magnetic Island. With endless summer days and picture perfect bays, a trip with SeaLink Queensland will have you relaxing

BY RAIL

The Spirit of Queensland travels to Townsville five times a week (departing from Cairns or Brisbane), combining modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of longdistance rail travel. Contact Queensland Rail Travel to book your seat!

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by the beach in no time. Keen to hit the open roads of the island? Take your vehicle on the only car ferry service to the island with Magnetic Island Ferries. Both services operate daily – check online for service timetables.


Access Townsville

Sunset view across Townsville from Mount Stuart by Megan MacKinnon

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Average Flight Times 1 hour Cairns 1 hour Mackay Toowoomba 2 hours 2 hours Brisbane 2 hours Mount Isa 2 hours 30 min Longreach 2 hours 45 min Darwin 3 hours Sydney 4 hours Melbourne

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New and Future DEVELOPMENTS NEW: Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Queensland Country Bank Stadium is a centrally located, 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose regional stadium in Townsville. The February 2020 launch of the new stadium provides a new home for the regions beloved North Queensland Toyota Cowboys NRL Team. Queensland Country Bank Stadium offers corporate and function facilities including: 88 external corporate boxes, 17 corporate suites, two major function rooms, Field Club, Centreline Club, Club Lounge, Chairman’s Lounge, The Terraces and Sky Decks.

The four sites at The Strand, Magnetic Island, Palm Island and John Brewer Reef, The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park send a powerful visual message representing the stories of the region and represent a beautiful blend of art, science and culture. MOUA will provide an immersive experience providing all visitors a greater understanding of the science and conservation efforts linked to the Reef, as well as the region’s Indigenous and cultural heritage.

NEW: The Ville Resort–Casino Redevelopment

The Ville Resort–Casino is superbly located on the breakwater boasting a variety of accommodation rooms overlooking either Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea, or the marina and city. The Ville Resort–Casino has just completed a $43 million redevelopment, transforming Townsville’s iconic hotel and casino into a luxury resort and premier entertainment destination. The property features 194 hotel rooms showcasing unique tropical North Queensland styling; a luxurious infinity edge resort pool with swim-up bar; six exciting restaurants and bars; and state-of-the-art functions spaces.

NEW: Cowboys Community, Training and High-Performance Centre

The $40M Cowboys Community, Training and High-Performance Centre is adjacent to the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium and combines community areas, multi-sport high-performance training spaces, sports medicine and sports science laboratories. Queensland Country Bank Stadium

NEW: Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)

The Museum of Underwater Art is a globally significant project for Townsville, the surrounding regions and more broadly to Queensland and Australia. The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is the only underwater art museum in the Southern Hemisphere and is being developed by world renowned artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. The project sees a series of artistic sculptures placed on the ocean floor as a dive and snorkel attraction.

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COMING SOON: Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium Redevelopment

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and has received $40.1 million for refurbishments across four years to upgrade exhibits, the façade, predator tank, coral reef exhibit, turtle hospital and back of house facilities. The Aquarium is closed from February 1, 2021.

COMING SOON: Townsville Airport Redevelopment Townsville Airport will undergo a $80M redevelopment over three years to transform the airport into a modern and efficient facility through terminal refurbishments, access enhancement and infrastructure upgrades included lounges, seating areas and retail space.


Townsville Enterprise

CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICES The Strand by Megan MacKinnon

The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau is a complimentary service that is the first point of contact for meeting and conference planners interested in hosting events in Townsville North Queensland. The Convention Bureau acts as the facilitator between local conference venues, accommodation houses, service providers and other professional services and offers industry expertise, efficient and effective support for your event. The team at the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau can assist with using our extensive local networks and expertise to develop a tailored solution ideal for your event. Bid Preparation Looking for a new destination to host your next event, but not sure where to start? Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau is available to assist with a fully comprehensive and professionally presented bid document that is aligned exactly to your client’s needs. Let us do the hard work for you by sourcing quotes, coming up with event venue ideas and providing contacts for all your event needs. Contact us to discuss how we can assist in your bid preparation, including Townsville North Queensland destination information, images and video content. Incentive Programs Townsville North Queensland is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, wet tropics rainforests, national parks, wetlands and home to world class professional and industry leaders. Immerse, enrich and entertain your delegates with unique incentive itineraries highlighting the beautiful landscapes and the unique characters that give Townsville its friendly flavour.

Delegate Boosting The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau wants your event to be an outstanding success and will work with you along the way to ensure positive attendance. Whether you need destination content, images or would like assistance with your marketing and promotion strategies, the team can help you at every step. Familiarisation Tours and Site inspections The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau can provide the services you need to inspect and immerse yourself in the destination before hosting your event. The Bureau can coordinate a customised site inspection program, or you can join one of the Bureau’s regular familiarisation tours as a qualified buyer. Contact the bureau to register your interest. Corporate Social Responsibility Programs for Business Events Corporate Social Responsibility within conference programs is a great way to build corporate awareness, give back to the local community and showcase sustainable practices. Let the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau package a CSR incursion (bringing programs or activities into your conference venue) or excursion to suit your client’s requirements, by providing your delegates with a team building experience that gives back to the local community or environment

Work with us to create a personalised incentive experience, to reward, relax and give your delegates a little bit of something they didn’t have before.

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Industry LINKS Townsville North Queensland offers a diverse, resilient and prosperous economic base that thrives on growth. Townsville is considered the Capital for Northern Australia and has the largest population base for this region. Public Administration & Safety 16.8% Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services 13.2% Health Care & Social Assistance 8.4% Construction 7.9% Education & Training 7.0% Manufacturing 5.5% Castle Hill and Townsville City by Megan MacKinnon Transport, Postal & Warehousing 4.8%

Retail Trade 4.6%

GRP $16.7B

Financial & Insurance Services 4.5%

Health Services

Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services 4.4% Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 4.1% Professional, Scientific & Technical 3.6% services A range of health andServices welfare

are available Queensland region. Wholesale Trade 2.9% Townsville offers both public and private hospital Administrative & Support Services 2.7% options. Accommodation & Food Services 2.9% across the Townsville North

Mining 2.2%

Other Services 1.9%

The Townsville University Hospital specialises in cardiac, paediatric, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, cancer, mental health, neonatal, allied SOURCE: REMPLAN health, anaesthetic and intensive care services. Information Media & Telecommunications 1.9%

gynaecological, Artsobstetric, & Recreation Services 0.6%

Public Administration & Safety 16.8% Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services 13.2% Health Care & Social Assistance 8.4% Construction 7.9% Education & Training 7.0% Manufacturing 5.5%

Townsville University Hospital also acts as a hub for health research the region. With a state-of-the-art, dedicated research space and close geographical links to James Cook University, the hospital is on the cutting edge of tropical medicine research with clinical trial partnerships both onsite and via telehealth.

Transport, Postal & Warehousing 4.8% Retail Trade 4.6% Financial & Insurance Services 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services 4.4% Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 4.1% Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 3.6% Accommodation & Food Services 2.9% Wholesale Trade 2.9% Administrative & Support Services 2.7% Mining 2.2% Other Services 1.9% Information Media & Telecommunications 1.9% Arts & Recreation Services 0.6% View across Townsville from Mount Stuart by Megan SOURCE: REMPLAN MacKinnon

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Townsville University Hospital runs one of Australia’s largest and busiest emergency departments, which is consistently ranked among the top-performing departments among major tertiary hospitals in Australia. Mater Private Hospital provides medical excellence and specialist services, backed by a commitment to patient-centred care in the Mercy Tradition. Stage 1 of the Master Plan is a $52 million development due for completion mid-2020. The project will deliver a new X-Ray facility, digital Operating Theatres, a new Day Surgery Unit and a new Hospital entrance.


Sports Medicine and Services Townsville is home to two national sporting teams and has been host to a number of State and National sporting events. Given this strong sporting scene, the city boasts a significant number of sports services including physios, chiropractors and sports scientists. The region is also well known for its ability to provide the latest in sports technology and equipment such as antigravity treadmills and heat training facilities. Additional resources and sporting services are also available through the cities two universities – James Cook University and Central Queensland University. Education and Innovation With two internationally renowned universities, James Cook University (JCU) and Central Queensland University (CQU) and two TAFE campuses, education is a large industry for Townsville North Queensland. James Cook University is number one in the world for marine and freshwater biology and in the top 2% of universities in the world with over 21,972 students from 108 countries. JCU’s main campus is based in Townsville with additional campuses in Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore. Central Queensland University currently has over 1000 students studying on campus or via distance education. The campus boasts state of the art nursing and paramedic science labs and teaching spaces. TAFE Queensland North provides further education and training in Queensland and Townsville is also home to Tec-NQ, a registered training organisation and independent senior secondary school. Future projects include a $35M revitalisation of the Pimlico TAFE Campus including modernised learning areas and new equipment for hair and beauty, nursing, visual arts and hospitality facilities is underway. This renovation will cater for anticipated future growth as the region’s specialised non-trade training campus.

Agriculture Townsville North Queensland has a booming farming and livestock sector and is recognised as one of Australia’s premier agricultural areas. The Burdekin and Hinchinbrook are some of Australia’s largest sugar cane producing areas, with over 80,000 hectares of land dedicated to this crop and cane yields among the highest in the nation. Additionally, the Burdekin harvests one-third of the nation’s mangoes and also produces capsicums, zucchinis, pumpkins, corn, melons and an array of other fruit and vegetables. Charters Towers to the west of Townsville is recognised for its quality beef industry. Heavy Industry Townsville North Queensland is a services hub for the Northern Australia mineralisation regions with billions worth of mining, construction and infrastructure projects either underway or proposed for the region. Two major mineral processing plants operate within the region. The Port of Townsville is a catalyst and partner in establishing and developing trade within Northern Queensland and is Queensland’s third largest multicargo port. Marine Science Townsville North Queensland offers access to world class experts and research centres within the marine science field. With the Great Barrier Reef on Townsville’s doorstep it is home to the headquarters of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and James Cook University (world renowned in marine sciences). Both The combination of these organisations work to build capabilities in marine biodiversity and protect, conserve and develop the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Case Studies EB Games and ZING! Pop Culture Conference Event Venues: The Ville Resort–Casino, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Rydges Southbank Townsville and Elite Rodeo Accommodation Venues: The Ville Resort–Casino, Grand Hotel and Apartments, Mariners North Holiday Apartments, Oaks Gateway on Palmer and Oaks Metropole Delegates: 520 pax Estimated Economic Value: $1M

Off-site dinner at Elite Rodeo by Budd Photography

500+ store managers, and regional and state team leaders from around Australia and New Zealand attended the 2018 EB Games and ZING! Pop Culture Conference, injecting nearly $1M into Townsville’s Economy. It was an opportunity for development, networking and for attendees to hear firsthand from gaming industry publishers on the upcoming game releases such as the highly anticipated worldwide launch of Red Dead Redemption 2. Securing this conference in Townsville was a direct result of the Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau’s attendance at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME). The event organisers then visited Townsville shortly after where potential venues were presented, with Townsville then securing the event after bidding against other destination from across the AsiaPacific. The Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau assisted with a site visit, full conference proposal, acted as an intermediary between venues, arranged an airport welcome with Townsville Airports, suggested dining venues, provided local connections for support services and assisted in sourcing merchandise for delegates. During the conference social events, delegates experienced a private rodeo event at Elite Rodeo, this social function utilised a number of services from local business across food and beverage, transport, accommodation and AV requirements.

EB Games and ZING! Pop Culture Conference at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre by Megan MacKinnon

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Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference Event Venues: Rydges Southbank, Townsville City Council, The Ville Resort–Casino Accommodation Venues: Rydges Southbank, The Ville Resort–Casino Delegates: 230 pax Estimated Economic Value: $302K

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest ecotourism conference was held in November 2018, focused on the Great Barrier Reef. The conference was first in Townsville in 2006, and its return in 2018 was a great outcome for the tourism industry. Having the premier event in Townsville allowed Townsville to showcase its outstanding environmental tourism experiences and facilities to the best ecotourism operators and tourism professionals in the world. A total of 76 presentations and 3 keynote panel discussions were held over 3 days with presentations covering topics on Ecotourism and Protected Areas, Accommodating Ecotourism, Building Sustainable Destinations, Ecotourism and Conservation and Destination Development and Marketing.

“Townsville is a vibrant and welcoming tropical city offering conference delegates a wide range of options for evening events and technical tours. Flanked by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Areas, and with a world-renowned reef research reputation, Townsville offers a great base for natural heritagebased events. “ – Tony Charters AM, Convenor – Global Eco AsiaPacific Tourism Conference 2018 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference at Rydges Southbank

Rydges Southbank Ballroom

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Venues and Accommodation Venues without Accommodation

No. of Meeting Rooms

1300SMILES Stadium

Maximum Room Capacity Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Spectator Capacity 26,500

A Touch of Salt

1

Billabong Sanctuary

1

70

Black River Stadium

120

On application

On application On application

Spectator Capacity 3,500

Brothers Leagues Club

3

180

200

250

Cowboys Leagues Club

3

50

150

150

Elite Rodeo (Herveys Range Rodeo Grounds)

Spectator Capacity 3,500

JAM

3

On application

100

100

James Cook University Douglas Campus

3

100

On application

200

James Cook University City Campus

5

48

On application

Museum of Tropical Queensland

2

55

200

250

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

50

100

Pinnacles Gallery

50

100

Quayside Terminal

2

720

470

1000

Queensland Country Bank Stadium

9

Spectator Capacity 25,000

600

1000

Reid Park

5

100

120

250

Riverway Arts Centre

4

400

180

420

Riverway Stadium

5

Spectator Capacity 10,000

150

190

RSL Stadium

7

1500

SeaLink Queensland

40

250

The Banquet Centre

1

250

190

250

The Pier

1

120

200

Townsville Civic Theatre

1

1000

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

3

5500

760

Townsville Stadium

8

Spectator Capacity 2,200

1300

120

Townsville Yacht Club

2

120

150

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Maximum Room Capacity

No. of Accommodation Rooms

No. of Meeting Rooms

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Amaroo on Mandalay Magnetic Island

56

1

110

120

150

City Oasis Inn

42

1

70

70

Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

106

Hotel Grand Chancellor

200

7

150

120

180

Mercure Townsville

162

11

300

600

1000

Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel

104

4

198

140

200

Peppers Blue on Blue Magnetic Island

63

3

120

100

150

Quest Townsville on Eyre

85

1

72

20

120

Rydges Southbank Townsville

110

10

500

350

400

The Ville Resort– Casino

194

19

960

550

1000

Venues with Accommodation

Has partnership with JAM and The Banquet Centre

No. of Meeting Rooms

Theatre

Banquet

Cocktail

Arthur Titley Centre

800

500

1000

Beef and Gold Rooms

1

50

50

50

Burdekin Memorial Hall

3

1000

500

On application

Burdekin Theatre

1

550

100

On application

Regional Facilities

Maximum Room Capacity

CHARTERS TOWERS REGION

BURDEKIN SHIRE

HINCHINBROOK SHIRE JL Kelly Memorial Hall

Maximum Capacity 263

Shire Hall

Maximum Capacity 530

TYTO Hinchinbrook

5

70

70

500

Note: These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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Venues and Accommodation Accommodation Only

No. of Accommodation Rooms

Quest Townsville on Palmer

142

Aquarius on the Beach

125

Grand Hotel and Apartments

106

Oaks Gateway Suites

103

Mariners North Holiday Apartments

52

Shoredrive Motel

38

Park Regis Anchorage

31

Beach House Motel

24

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Mercure Townsville The Mercure Townsville is ideally located only minutes from the airport or city centre, and is set amidst 11 acres of unique tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Curralea. Offering excellent corporate facilities in a relaxed spacious environment, with a wide range of conference facilities and accommodation rooms, Mercure Townsville is the perfect venue for your next event.

Contact Information MERCURE TOWNSVILLE

Address 166 – 194 Woolcock Street Currajong QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4759 4900 Website www.mercuretownsville.com.au

More important facts about Mercure Townsville: 24 Hour reception 162 air-conditioned accommodation rooms

Ample complimentary car parking On-site complimentary Wi-Fi

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Mercure Townsville Lobby

Classroom

300 350

Board

(Burdekin + Crystal combined)

184

200

70

150

Boardroom 1

25

12

12

12

Boardroom 2

25

14

14

14

Boardroom 3

25

14

14

14

Plantation Room

100

100

56

70

24

48

(Eacham + Tinaroo combined)

120

120

65

80

50

65

Ballroom Lawn

1000

600

Lakeside Lawn

250

150

Oasis Lawn

200

150

Lakes Room

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Ballroom

Banquet

large outdoor lawn venues that can cater up to 1000 3 guests

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Cabaret

Unique Queenslander-style Plantation Deck overlooking the lake & tropical gardens – perfect for dinner functions

Cocktail

3 boardrooms suitable for small meetings or interviews

Theatre

indoor function rooms of varying sizes offering the 5 versatility to cater from 10 to 300 guests

Mercure Townsville Poolside by Budd Photography


Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel

OAKS TOWNSVILLE METROPOLE HOTEL Address 81 Palmer Street South Townsville QLD 4810 Phone 1300 559 129

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Website www.oakshotels.com.au/oaks-metropolehotel

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Centrally located in Townsville, Oaks Metropole Hotel is situated on Palmer St and are in walking distance to the CBD, the strand and to ferry terminals direct to Magnetic Island. Both properties are perfectly located on the main restaurant strip for tasting local cuisine and socialising with your delegates prior or post conference.

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Townsville hotels come no more spacious, affordable and comfortable than Oaks M on Palmer, making it the perfect Townsville hotel choice for those wanting to make the most of this exciting coastal city with prime access to local attractions, and the comfort of fully serviced and spacious apartment living.

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Ballroom

198

200

111

150

116

Cameron Room

90

80

54

71

34

48

Turnbridge Room

99

120

63

84

46

66

ROOM Boardroom

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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Queensland Country Bank Stadium Queensland Country Bank Stadium is a centrally located, 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose regional stadium in Townsville. The stadium will be home to the famous North Queensland Cowboys NRL Team with the first match to be played in March 2020.

Contact Information QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM Address 2 Pride Close Railway Estate QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4722 7729

Queensland Country Bank Stadium Corporate and Function Facilities:

Website www.northqueenslandstadium.com.au

88 external corporate boxes 17 corporate suites Two major function rooms

A number of corporate experiences including: Field Club

Chairman’s Lounge

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Centreline Club

The Terraces

Centreline Club

100

64

80

Sky Decks

Chairmans Lounge

80

40

50

Club Lounge

350

Field of Play

1000 480 600

Club Lounge

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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280 280

168

210

Field Club

160

Private Suite

16

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The Terraces

180

Sky Decks

130

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Reid Park

Reid Park

Phone 1300 878 001

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Website www.townsville.qld.gov.au

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Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Address Boundary Street South Townsville QLD 4810

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REID PARK

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At its centre is the Reid Park Pit-Lane Complex, a venue in the heart of the action offering a range of meeting rooms and break-out fuction areas including a 15 bay pit-lane garage complex offering a unique setting for your next business event.

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Home to the iconic Townsville 400 races, Reid Park is a multi-purpose precinct that has a diverse range of uses including large concerts/festivals, school and career expos, business forums, driver training programs, car and truck shows and private and commercial social functions.

Meeting Room 1

80

100

60

30

30

Meeting Room 2

50

80

50

25

25

Meeting Room 3

90

120

70

35

35

Meeting Room 4

100

200

100

40

40

Meeting Room 5

90

120

70

35

35

Terrace West

100

250

120

40

40

Terrace East

100

250

120

40

40

Little Reid Park

– 10,000

Reid Park

– 22,000

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Riverway Stadium and Precinct Located along the foreshore of the Ross River is the Riverway Precinct, one of Townsville’s most exciting destinations for your next business event. Boasting two huge swimming lagoons, a multi-purpose arts centre with a capacity for 420 delegates, a contemporary art gallery, and a 10,000 capacity sports stadium, the options are truly endless for your next function or event.

Contact Information RIVERWAY STADIUM Address 20 Village Boulevard Thuringowa QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4773 8885 Website www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Riverway Stadium

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Riverway Stadium has been home to local, regional, state, and national AFL and cricket matches. The stadium is a unique venue for meetings, functions or special events. With large modern function facilities overlooking the picturesque grounds of Riverway, incorporating audio/ visual equipment, multiple break out rooms, a licensed bar and a fabulous catering panel, anything is possible.

Riverway Precinct

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190

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50

The parklands at Riverway have played host to events such as the Greek Glendi Festival, Colour Run and many more. The precinct can cater from small intimate events up to 10,000pax.

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20

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Note: The art gallery is currently not operational. Please check direct with the Townsville Convention Bureau if interested in this space.

Riverway Stadium Aerial by Budd Photography

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Riverway Stadium


The Ville Resort–Casino Discover Wonderful… Where your wake-up call is a sunrise over the Coral Sea and your first sip of coffee is taken under the shade of a palm tree with cool ocean breezes and island views. You’ve arrived at The Ville Resort-Casino: North Queensland’s newest luxury destination. The Ville Resort-Casino is located on the Townsville breakwater, with panoramic views overlooking Magnetic Island, the Coral Sea, Townsville City and iconic Castle Hill.

Contact Information THE VILLE RESORT–CASINO Address Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Townsville City QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4722 2333 Website www.the-ville.com.au

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350 300 160

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150

Ballroom 2

153

100

72

90

60

Ballroom 3

72

50

32

40

36

300

Grand Ballroom

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan and Pandemic Cancellation and Amendment Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

The Ville Resort-Casino

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After a $45 million redevelopment, the resort now features an infinity-edge pool with swim-up bar and private cabanas, new state-of-the-art function spaces, six unique bars and restaurants, and Townsville’s only

600 600 320 400

Coral Sea Room

80

70

40

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Daintree Room

40

30

16

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Pavilion 1

320

320

160

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100

Pavilion 2

320

320

160

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100

Pavilion 3

320

320

160

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100

The Pavilion

960 1000 480 550

350

Poolside Lawn

300

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The Banquet Centre

Address 252 Flinders Street Townsville QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4724 2999

250 250

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Website https://www.townsvillebrewery.com/ weddings-and-functions/

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They offer an amazing standard of service to our guests complimented with crystal glassware, elegant silverware, and premium linen. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate function or birthday celebration, the Banquet Centre is the place to be.

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The moment you enter you transcend into a world full of decadence, sophistication, and allure. With its rich tapestry, exposed brick walls, crystal chandeliers and luxurious furnishings, The Banquet Centre will leave you and your guests captivated.

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The Banquet Lobby sets the tone for decadence to come as one arrives. Our Banquet Hall – once used to be the home of the Postmaster back in 1889 – exudes historical charm to you and your guests. It is truly an intimate blank canvas for you to style however you want the feel and look of your function to be.

144

190

40

90

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

The Banquet Centre Foyer

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The Banquet Centre


Townsville Civic Theatre The Townsville Civic Theatre is North Queensland’s premier cultural facility owned and managed by Townsville City Council. Since its opening in 1978, the theatre continues to be a dynamic centre of entertainment and provide an environment to further develop the performing arts in Townsville and the region.

Contact Information CIVIC THEATRE Address 41 Boundary Street South Townsville QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4727 9013 Website www.townsville.qld.gov.au

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Performance Space 1000

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The theatre offers performances in dance, music, opera, comedy and drama from major Australian companies with international and national artists that complement the work of local performing arts organisations.

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75

250 300 –

80

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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Townsville Civic Theatre


Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre is the North’s premier convention and entertainment venue positioned on the Breakwater Marina, within walking distance of the city heart. Designed as a multipurpose facility, the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre hosts a variety of concerts, conventions, exhibitions, seminars, gala dinners and indoor sporting events. The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre encompasses seven comfortable and stylishly appointed rooms that can be used individually or collectively in a variety of modes.

Contact Information TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTRE Address Entertainment Drive, Townsville QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4722 0600 Website www.tecc.net.au

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

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From floor plans and room capabilities to themed events and menu selections, the experienced staff will take care of all the details – including some you may not have even thought about.

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Regardless of the size or type of event, each client is assisted by a dedicated Event Manager who will advise on planning and organising to ensure the event is a complete success.

Auditorium

4,128 2,500

Magnetic Room

280 300

180

190

Palm Room

300 250

180

220

Orpheus Room

40

30

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Yongala Room

40

30

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Cleveland Room

30

50

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Queensland Foyer

1,000

1,000 980 2,200

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Townsville Stadium Townsville Stadium is Townsville’s multi-purpose sporting venue and can provide you with a range of services to suit your needs. Located at Murray Sports Complex with a capacity for over 2000, we are ideal for sporting, function and industry events. Our facility features an international standard wooden sports floor, multi-purpose function rooms, a public gym, Townsville City Council – Venue Management offices, community sporting groups and is home to the WNBL team: JCU Townsville Fire.

Contact Information TOWNSVILLE STADIUM Address 40 – 48 Murray Lyons Cres Annandale QLD 4811 Phone +61 7 4778 4404 Website www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Townsville Stadium doesn’t just cater to sports rather it is a multi-purpose built facility. The arena floor can be carpeted for expos, dinners or other showcase events. In addition the stadium has a range of furniture available for events.

Townsville Stadium

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The main arena at Townsville Stadium features an international standard wooden sport floor and tiered retractable seating for feature games. The floor area covers three courts and is line marked for badminton, basketball, netball, futsal, and volleyball. With retractable netting curtains courts can be separate or divided in half to accommodate multiple users at any one time.

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The Skybox rooms can be used as corporate entertaining areas for sports events or as individual meeting/ conference rooms. Townsville Stadium has the latest audio visual equipment 65’ smart tvs in meeting rooms, portable LCD projectors, HDMI modulation to all tv’s in the building, as well as integrated audio throughout the building.

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The whole venue, individual meeting rooms or court bookings can be made by the general public at the stadium. The stadium has onsite parking for 310 spaces with 6 dedicated handicapped spaces.

1,500

1,300

2,200

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30

30

20

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Sky Boxes x 5

30

30

20

20

Ground Floor Foyer 100

100

110

Bar Foyer

120

60

ROOM Arena

80

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Townsville Stadium by Michael Chambers


The Burdekin Shire Just one hour’s drive south of Townsville is the Burdekin Shire – sugar capital of Australia, fishing mecca, birdwatching paradise and traditional homeland of the Gudjuda Aboriginal people. Based around the twin towns of Ayr and Home Hill, the district includes over a dozen other smaller centres and is as famous for its rich, flat farmlands as it is for its amazing waterways and scenic beauty.

Contact Information BURDEKIN SHIRE COUNCIL Address 145 Young Street Ayr QLD 4807 Phone +61 7 4783 9800 Website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au

It has a seating capacity at tables for up to 500 people and concert style for 1,000 people. Modern dressing rooms are available and there is a front of house stage curtain, plus back drops. A smaller hall and meeting room for up to 30 people is also available.

The Burdekin Theatre

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This air-conditioned complex is an extremely popular venue for major balls, conference/workshops, fashion shows, cabarets, dance nights, school formals and weddings.

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Burdekin Memorial Hall

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The Burdekin Theatre and conference complex is located at 161 Queen St, Ayr and is the premier location in the Burdekin region for meetings, conferences and social functions. In addition to hosting music, theatre, dance and social events, this well equipped venue provides the ideal conference, meeting or wedding venue and is only one hour away from Townsville. The facility has extensive staging, performance and conference equipment, is fully licensed and runs Wi-Fi throughout the venue. Its highly-professional conference and meetings team is welcoming and friendly and is totally committed to ensuring your event is a memorable one.

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The Burdekin Theatre

Burdekin Theatre

472

140

Burdekin Theatre Foyer

140

140

80

Burdekin Theatre Forecourt

800

200

Burdekin Theatre Music Loft

60

100

80

40

Burdekin Memorial 700 500 Hall

500

Burdekin Memorial 120 Hall – Minor Hall

80

Burdekin Memorial Hall - Meeting Room

25

25

25

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

Burdekin Memorial Hall

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The Hinchinbrook Shire Hinchinbrook in the Herbert River Valley is a region rich in heritage, natural attractions and enviable lifestyle pursuits. An easy 90 minute drive north from Townsville, Hinchinbrook Shire comprises of Ingham as the vibrant multicultural and commercial hub, and several charming townships including Halifax, Lucinda, Taylors and Forrest Beaches to create a perfect backdrop for events. The choice of venues is matched only by imagination in creating a truly bespoke experience.

Contact Information HINCHINBROOK SHIRE COUNCIL Address 25 Lannercost Street Ingham QLD 4807 Phone +61 7 4776 4600 Website www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Image by Budd Photography

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Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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The Hinchinbrook Shire Hall is a multi-purpose venue catering for large and small events. Gala balls, presentations and conferences are just some of the events that take place within the Hall. The Hall holds up to 530 people with on-site catering facilities, bar and stage. The Hinchinbrook Shire Hall is located in Ingham’s CBD with close proximity to local shops and TYTO.

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Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

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TYTO is an award-winning multi-dimensional facility dedicated to artistic, cultural and environmental excellence. The Conference Centre and surrounds cater to a range of events from intimate to extravagant when utilising the picturesque outdoor facilities inclusive of the Piazza, Amphitheatre and Parklands. The Regional Art Gallery, Recording Studio, Shire Library and 120 hectare Wetlands with Interpretive Centre within the same complex make this a unique venue to create something spectacular. TYTO – Be Inspired.

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TYTO Conference Centre

Hinchinbrook Shire Hall

530

500

TYTO – Jacana Room

70

114

70

34

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TYTO – Whistler Room

30

40

24

18

12

TYTO – Monarch Room

20

40

20

18

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TYTO – Jabiru Room

42

60

30

22

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TYTO – Wagtail Room

15

15

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TYTO Art Gallery

25

44

35

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TYTO Art Gallery Forecourt

120

100

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The Charters Towers Region Charters Towers delivers all your expectations for a professional event and more. Whatever you’re looking for, from an outdoor natural amphitheater to external yet under-cover venues for hundreds of delegates or traditional internal venues, Charters Towers, the outback in the Tropics, will provide you with a truly unique and authentic experience that will impress.

Contact Information CHARTERS TOWERS REGIONAL COUNCIL Address 12 Mosman Street Charters Towers QLD 4820 Phone +61 7 4761 5300 Website www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au

The World Theatre

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Arthur Titley Centre 800 1,000

50

Beef and Gold Rooms

50

Arthur Titley Centre

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For larger events, The World Theatre in the heart of Charters Towers’ business district provides a unique venue with the latest in production capabilities. The complex boasts its own full bar facilities as well as fully licensed restaurant and a snack bar. The grand entrance introduces you to the elegance that lies within and the theatre foyer area which plays host to a gallery display that presents pieces from the coveted collection of historically significant pieces to valuable contemporary works.

Directly opposite The World Theatre, is the Arthur Titley Centre. This venue offers an insight into the style and class of events gone by. Commercial catering facilities and a separate bar area serve the two separate function rooms with a stage equipped with disabled access.

World Theatre

660 250

Beef and Gold Rooms The Charters Towers Beef and Gold Rooms are conveniently located within the Charters Towers Regional Council’s Administration Complex. The combined rooms offer full catering facilities and optional break out spaces to cater for events up to 50 people. A television/video and an overhead projector and whiteboards are available for use.

World Theatre

60

400

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Site Specific Covid-Safe Plan. These numbers were prior to COVID-19. Updated COVID Safe Numbers and availability is dependent on Queensland Health Directions at the time of enquiry.

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Creative Off-site Dinners

Whether you are wanting a private rodeo, an event with a view or something uniquely Queensland, with 320 days of sunshine, there are plenty of opportunities in Townsville North Queensland for unique dining experiences.

Jezzine Barracks

Jezzine Barracks Jezzine Barracks embraces Townsville’s indigenous, community and military values. Jezzine includes magnificent views of Cleveland Bay and other off-shore islands.

The Quarry

The Quarry The Ross River Quarry is a hidden gem of Townsville offering an event organisers an exciting and exclusive venue for large gala events, welcome functions or farewell events.

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View across the Strand from Magnetic island by Megan MacKinnon

Strand Park Centrally located along Townsville’s pristine beach front, The Strand. The Strand is a popular and iconic location for Townsville locals and easily accessible from the CBD.

Castle Hill by JAM

Castle Hill Castle Hill is the giant pink granite monolith that stands proud in the centre of Townsville with 360-degree views of Townsville and out to Magnetic Island.

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland The award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland provides a snapshot of the region, from World Heritage listed rainforest and reefs to the story of the shipwrecked World Theatre HMS Pandora.


Billabong Sanctuary

Billabong Sanctuary Billabong Sanctuary offers an Australian wildlife experience.Located 20mins south of Townsville, it features native animals in natural habitats of eucalypt forest, rainforest and wetlands.

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Queensland Country Bank Stadium Queensland Country Bank Stadium is a centrally located, 25,000 seat, best-practice, multi-purpose regional stadium in Townsville.

DestinationQ Function

Victoria Bridge Victoria Bridge in Townsville’s CBD has been used as a spectacular venue for degustation dinners and wine tasting events.

EB Games and ZING! Conference at Elite Rodeo by Roslyn Budd

Elite Rodeo (Herveys Range Rodeo Grounds) Hervey Range Rodeo Grounds are set under the stars surrounded by beautiful native gum trees which offers a country experience 30mins from Townsville.

Image by Andrew Rankin Photography

Quayside Terminal Located on the waterfront at the Port of Townsville and just two kilometres from the Townsville CBD, Quayside Terminal venue offers two main areas for hire.

Sunset Dinner at Horseshoe Bay by Megan MacKinnon

Beachfront Dining on Magnetic Island With 23 bays and beaches, Magnetic Island is the perfect place for a beachfront dining experience. Just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville.

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Contact Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau to find out more information on these unique venues.

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Support Services Business Name

Phone

Website

EVENT INFRASTRUCTURE Ede Events

+61 7 4772 6611

www.edeevents.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHERS Budd Photography

0408 495 031

www.buddphotography.com.au

+61 7 4779 8088

www.hastingsprintersnq.com.au

PRINTING SERVICES Hastings Printers Lotsa Print and Signage NPS Corporate The Digimen

+61 7 4775 1981 + 61 7 4728 1306 +61 7 4774 3261

www.lotsa.com.au www.npsprintco.com.au www.thedigimen.com

EVENT CATERING A Touch of Salt

+61 437 309 328

www.atouchofsalt.com.au

Michels Catering and Events

+61 7 4724 4441

www.michelscateringandevents.com.au

JAM

+61 7 4721 4900

www.jamcorner.com.au

TRANSPORT Detour Coaches

+61 7 4728 5311

www.detourcoaches.com.au

Magnetic Island Ferries

+61 7 4796 9300

www.magneticislandferries.com.au

Nautilus Aviation

+61 7 4725 6056

www.nautilusaviation.com.au

SeaLink Queensland

+61 74726 0800

www.sealinkqld.com.au

Sunbus Townsville

+61 7 4771 9800

www.sunbus.com.au

Thrifty Car Rental

+61 7 4725 4600

www.thrifty.com.au

Townsville Helicopters

+61 7 4772 4998

www.townsvillehelicopters.com.au

13CABS

+61 7 4778 9555

www.13cabs.com.au

Tropical Topless Car Rentals

+61 7 4758 1111

www.tropicaltopless.com.au

TRAVEL SERVICES Travel Associates

1300 230 176

www.travelassociates.com

PROMOTIONAL Get Branded Paradise Outdoor Advertising

+61 7 4728 7771 +61 7 4758 4600

www.getbranded.com.au www.paradiseoutdoor.com.au

INCENTIVE Orpheus Island Lodge Peppers Blue on Blue Resort Magnetic island

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+61 7 4777 7377

www.orpheus.com.au

+61 7 4758 2400

www.peppers.com.au


BUDD PHOTOGRAPHY

Roslyn Budd is a professional photographer, based in Townsville and offers services throughout the Townsville region and Australia-wide by request. Photographic services include industrial, commercial, corporate events, aerial and timelapse photography.

Contact Information BUDD PHOTOGRAPHY Address 31 River Park Drive Annanndale QLD 4814 Phone +61 408 495 031 Website www.buddphotography.com.au

MAGNETIC ISLAND FERRIES

Take in the stunning views while cruising on Magnetic Island’s only passenger and car ferry service. With eight return trips daily, they welcome you aboard Fantasea as they make their way to Magnetic Island where you can enjoy magnificent weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention. The friendly ferry crew look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Contact Information MAGNETIC ISLAND FERRIES Address Ross Street Townsville QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4796 9300 Website www.magneticislandferries.com.au

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Support Services MICHELS CATERING AND EVENTS

Michels Catering and Events is a collaboration between Tanya Roberts, Braden Honnery and Loretta O’Leary. Together they have created an ‘on-trend’ company which creates modern, delicious menus while keeping it classic and uncomplicated. Its all about creating the right menu for their clients. Michels Catering and Events create on trend menus for corporate clients and personalise menus for weddings and private clients. They have created and executed countless events in the NQ region in an array of sectors; Real estate, fashion, local/state and federal government, media, sport and of course private events. The Michels Team is here to assist you in the creation of your event.

Contact Information MICHELS CATERING AND EVENTS Phone +61 437 309 328 Website www.michelscateringandevents.com.au

We look forward to working with you.

PARADISE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

From the humblest of local beginnings – a one man billboard operation – to being one of the largest and fastest growing regional advertising organisations I Australia. Paradise Outdoor advertising today is still a family business, one that manages over 1,400 billboards across Queensland. From Port Douglas and down to the Fraser Coast, Mount Isa to the Western Downs, and all points in between. Covering the main population centres including Carins, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Toowoomba and Brisbane. Paradise Outdoor Advertising allows you to reach more than 2.75 million people each day. So If you have something to sell or say.... say it, through Paradise Outdoor Advertising.

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Contact Information PARADISE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING Address 719–725 Woolcock Street Mount Louisa QLD 4814 Phone +61 7 4758 4600 Website www.paradiseoutdoor.com.au


SEALINK QUEENSLAND

SeaLink Queensland is your one-stop-shop for your visit to North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport & activities, specializing in Townsville & Magnetic Island, SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure from Fraser Island to Cape Tribulation. Find SeaLink Queensland in two locations Breakwater Terminal, Townsville and Nelly Bay Terminal, Magnetic Island. SeaLink Queensland are award winning ferry service providing the quickest link to Magnetic Island (20 minutes) with 18 daily return services between Townsville and Magnetic Island. Cruise over in airconditioned comfort and enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar.

Contact Information SEALINK QUEENSLAND Address Breakwater Terminal, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Townsville City QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4726 0800 Website www.sealinkqld.com.au

From May to October be sure to check out SeaLink’s seasonal North Queensland Adventure series as we discover more of beautiful North Queensland. Visit the historic Cape Cleveland Lighthouse, explore what lies beneath the sea at gorgeous Yanks Jetty on Orpheus Island or spot Humpback Whales as these gentle giants pass Townsville & Magnetic Island on their annual migration.

THRIFTY CAR RENTAL

Thrifty Townsville provide quality vehicles with excellent customer service. Our partnerships with Automobile Clubs of Australia and Virgin Australia allow you to enjoy the benefits of discounted rates and Velocity points whenever you rent. With a fleet of cars, utes, trucks and busses, Thrifty Townsville has all your needs.

Contact Information THRIFTY CAR RENTAL Address 289 Ingham Road Garbutt QLD 4810 Phone +61 7 4725 4600 Website www.thrifty.com.au

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Island HOPPING Magnetic Island Aerial by Sean Scott

Whether you want to stretch out on a sun- soaked beach, venture through an untouched National Park, or explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, we’ve got the perfect island for you in Townsville North Queensland.

HINCHINBROOK ISLAND The biggest island on the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island is completely uninhabited to protect its stunning biodiversity. Only 40 people are permitted to camp on Hinchinbrook Island at any one time, giving visitors the best possible experience to connect with, and truly appreciate, the raw Jurassic beauty of this natural island playground. If you have a real thirst for adventure, you can’t go past the 32km Thorsborne Trail. With epic mountainous terrain, meandering creeks and stunning waterfalls, it’s no wonder this 3-4 day hiking trail is considered the best hiking experience on the globe.

Magnetic Island by Sean Scott

MAGNETIC ISLAND Just 20 minutes from Townsville, Magnetic Island boasts the natural beauty and serenity of an island paradise within a thriving community. As one of the only islands in the Great Barrier Reef with a postcode, more than 2,500 residents call this island home. Filled with eucalyptus woodlands and rocky foreshores, Magnetic Island is a haven for uniquely Australian wildlife, boasting Northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas living in the wild. The perfect escape for families, friends and couples, “Maggie” – as the locals call it – has a diverse range of accommodation styles, from luxury resorts to backpacker hostels. Sit back and relax on a sailing trip, have a hit at the Island’s golf course, up the ante with watersports galore, or find a stretch of sand to enjoy all to yourself. For the more active adventurer, explore rocky outcrops and the National Park that covers twothirds of the island, hike to secluded bays on more than 20km of walking trails, hit the water on a jet ski tour, and explore what lies beneath the surface with snorkel trails and tours leading straight off the beach.

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How to visit: Local boat charter/transfer from Lucinda (2 hours north of Townsville) via the Hinchinbrook Channel, or view from above by helicopter.

Hinchinbrook Island by Megan MacKinnon

PALM ISLAND Located 65km north-west of Townsville, the Palm Island Group is home to the traditional owners, the Manbarra people – and the Indigenous Bwgcolman people meaning ‘many tribes, one people’, descendants that were sent to the Palm Island mission from across Queensland. Great Palm Island - the largest, and only inhabited island of the Palm Island Group, is rich in its unique Indigenous heritage, cultural history and unspoilt natural landscapes including small bays, sandy


beaches, excellent fishing waters and steep forested mountains rising to peaks of up to 548 metres. How to visit: SeaLink Queensland passenger ferry or Hinterland Aviation.

ORPHEUS ISLAND Covered in over 1,300 hectares of pristine National Park, Orpheus Island offers a unique encounter with amazing reef, beautiful bush walks and scenic lookouts. Book into the island’s luxury resort, capped to indulge only 28 exclusive guests at any one time. Experience endless adventure with all-inclusive meals, water sports equipment and more – perfect for the lovers of exclusive and tranquil holidays. Visitors can also experience the magic of Orpheus by setting up a selfsufficient campsite in one of the island’s three camping areas (permit available via Queensland National Parks Booking Service). How to visit: Charter boat, or via helicopter.

Palm Island by Megan MacKinnon

PELORUS ISLAND Just north of Orpheus Island lies the pristine Pelorus Island, offering spectacular snorkel and dive experiences on fringing reefs accessible right off the beach - with self-sufficient camping permitted (all equipment must be carried with you as there is no access to fresh water and camping facilities are not available). How to visit: Charter boat, dive tour with Remote Area Dive, or via helicopter.

Pelorus Island by Krista Eppelstun

Orpheus Island by Mark Fitz

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Wine DINE

From laneway restaurants to raw breakfast bars, the juiciest local fruits to the freshest seafood and traditional Australian pub feeds, Townsville North Queensland’s dining culture is as diverse as the landscapes it originates from.

CENTRAL VILLAGE Situated along Flinders Street west, all the action starts at Central Village with dining and entertainment at your fingertips. Stop in for a brunch or coffee catch up or make a night of it with dinner and a movie.

FLINDERS STREET AND CITY LANE At the heart of Townsville’s nightlife is Flinders Street, offering an eclectic mix of restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and specialty bars. Try a tall glass of the locally-brewed Townsville Bitter at The Brewery, taste a signature cocktail at Hooch and Fellow, or venture into the New York-inspired City Lane for a lively atmosphere with plenty on offer. PALMER STREET Palmer Street is the perfect place to begin your day with Australia’s best breakfast at JAM, or start a night out with a delicious meal and drinks. Whether you’re craving Indian, Italian, Mexican, modern Australian, great steak or locally caught seafood, it’s all at your fingertips! Palmer Street is also home to exclusive boutique shopping, and microbrewery - Tiny Mountain Brewery. GREGORY STREET AND THE STRAND The alfresco dining and its close proximity to the beach makes Gregory Street and The Strand the perfect stop for a meal. Kick start your morning with a breakfast bowl, treat yourself to some gelato following an afternoon swim, or refuel after some retail therapy along Gregory Street with fashion boutiques and quirky homewares CANNON PARK Close to Riverway, Cannon Park offers a range of cuisine and social atmospheres to kickstart a night out. Catch a movie, challenge your friends at tenpin bowling, spend time with mates over a Mexican fiesta or enjoy a pint at the local Irish pub.

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Icecreams

THE PRECINCT Find yourself spoilt for choice at The Precinct in Townsville’s outer suburbs. Otto’s Fresh Food Market has it all from artisan bakery to fresh food market and European deli. This urban village combines a diverse selection of local food experiences in one location.


Nightlife at City Lane, Townsville by Megan MacKinnon

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE With a rich history and diverse cultural influences, treat your taste buds to a range of unique international tastes. You’ll find an assortment of delicatessens – including JK’s Deli and Lou’s Food Emporium (Ingham) and Dal Santo’s Deli (Ayr) – thanks to the strong Italian communities across our region. SEAFOOD Local fishmongers take incredible pride in sourcing locally sustainably caught seafood. Whether you’re enjoying classic fish and chips or cooking up a storm, you’ll be treated to the freshest delights, from prawns, fish, bugs and more! PRODUCE You’ll be spoilt for choice by Townsville North Queensland’s produce selection, readily available at markets and roadside stalls. Try the exotic South American Achacha fruit in the Burdekin or sample Hinchinbrook’s gourmet mushrooms and rare varieties of Damree Honey. Don’t miss a visit to the iconic Frosty Mango, offering locally made ice-cream from fresh fruity produce.

AMONGST THE HILLS Sit amongst the mountains and try a delicious meal, sweet treats or a delectable drink at the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms. Coffee connoisseurs can try the infamous Kopi Luwak coffee bean – just don’t ask how it’s made before you taste it. ALL AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCES It’s not a North Queensland trip without experiencing an all-Australian pub! Visit Lees Hotel in Hinchinbrook, (the original ‘Pub With No Beer’, famed by Slim Dusty’s iconic tune), or dine in the heritage listed hotels in Ravenswood that will transport you back to the times of the gold rush. Enjoy the North Queensland hospitality in Charters Towers’ pubs and cafes and be sure to taste a local Whitbread’s soft drink while you’re there.

Otto’s Fresh Food Market, Townsville by @ elsas_wholesomelife

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