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.
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.
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.
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.
Find yourself spoilt for choice at The Precinct in Townsville's outer suburbs. Otto's Fresh Food Markey has it all, from artisan baker to fresh food market and European deli. This urban village combines a diverse selection of local food experiences in one location.
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.
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.
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 your mates over a Mexican fiesta or enjoy a pint at the local Irish pub.
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!
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.
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.
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.