Townsville is a thriving coastal city port and Australia’s largest tropical city. Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef are on its doorstep, and the savannah region and outback country towns lie to the west. Townsville is famous for an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

CULTURALLY RICH

Immerse yourself in the native Australian arts, dance, music, food and culture by visiting the Museum of Tropical Queensland or attending the Townsville Cultural Festival. Enjoy access to an abundance of fresh, local foods and cuisines from around the world.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

TROPICAL SETTING

Not only does Townsville have amazing beaches, it also boasts breathtaking rainforests. Located in the Tropics, the rainforests are lush and full of native wildlife. JCU has rainforest teaching sites that you may get to visit during your studies. Otherwise, you can take a tour or go and explore in your own time.

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VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE

Visit The Strand on the mainland, just 20 minutes from campus by bus or car, or travel by ferry across to Magnetic Island and experience the many bars and restaurants on offer around Townsville.

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BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

The coast of North Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You’ll be able to visit them on weekends, weekdays after uni, your uni break periods, whenever you like! There are beaches within a short 20 minute car or bus ride from the JCU campus where you can surf and snorkel, amongst other activities.

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WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE

Queensland is known as one of the friendliest states in Australia. Experience this first hand as you study alongside locals who will welcome you and will be happy to help you along as you acclimatise to life in Australia.

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CONVENIENT TRANSPORT OPTIONS

The JCU campus is only a short, 20 minute drive from Townsville city and other places you might like to visit. Buses frequently run to and from the campus. You can even buy a second-hand bike, available from the JCU bicycle store. This is an option many students choose to take advantage of.