Venue & Location

Rydges Southbank Townsville, Queensland, Australia

AddressRydges Southbank Townsville v2

23 Palmer Street 
Townsville, QLD 4810
Phone: +61 7 4726 5265

Sitting in the heart of Townsville on Palmer Street, Rydges Southbank Townsville offers business and leisure travellers alike a premium location in the Central Business District close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Our boutique Townsville accommodation is the gate to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef and offers unparalleled views of Townsville City, Castle Hill and Ross River Marina.

Getting There


A number of airlines operate flights to Townsville Airport. Please visit their website for more information.

A number of hire car companies operate out of Cairns Airport. Click here for more information.

From the airport:
Follow Bundock/Warburton Street from the airport turnoff, across Denham Street bridge. Turn left into Palmer Street.

Local Transport 


Taxis are available from the arrivals end of the terminal. There you will find a Taxi Marshall/rank supervisor who will ensure that you are in the taxi and on your way in no time.


Acacia Limousines have sedans and stretch limousines available for hire and are locally owned and operated.

Parking Information

Complimentary car parking is available for resort guests.


Rydges Southbank Townsville offers the perfect location to experience this North Queensland destination. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, Townsville is the perfect location to explore.

From premier shopping, dining and entertainment to the world’s largest living reef aquarium, Southbank hotel is the gateway to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef.  Just a short walk from the hotel is the Townsville Maritime Museum and The Museum of Tropical Queensland. The Victoria Bridge will take visitors to the newly rejuvenated Flinders Street shopping precinct.

Considerable ties to the Defence Force and an ever-growing mining population ensure this burgeoning regional centre will continue to go from strength to strength.

The mighty North Queensland Cowboys and Townsville 400 call the area near our accommodations home.

Things to Do

The Strand The Strand - A 2.5km beachfront promenade with a jetty, cafes, picnic areas & BBQ, a free water park and magnificent headlands. The Strand development put the paradise back in to Townsville.
With events close to every weekend and a walking track with million dollar views the whole way, The Strand is possibly the busiest public space in Townsville.
Magnetic Island Magnetic IslandTake a day trip to the beautiful Magnetic Island, located less than 20 minutes from Townsville city by high speed passenger ferry. The Magnetic Island Day Tripper package includes return ferry tickets for each person staying as well as full buffet breakfast in Southbank Grill.
Reef HQ Reef HQ Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet at the world's largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. With impressive exhibits the aquarium offers an ever changing, always fascinating experience, showcasing rare and extraordinary features of the Great Barrier Reef. Open daily from 930am - 5pm (except Christmas Day), it is recommended to allow 2 - 3 hours to experience all Reef HQ has to offer.
Billabong Sanctuary Billabong Sanctuary - Located 17km South of Townsville, Billabong Sanctuary is an 11ha wildlife park not to be missed.
Referred to by Total as 'the best interactive wildlife park' the billabong is chock full of native animal sure to enthral the whole family. Kangaroos, Koalas, snakes and Lizards and of course far North Queensland's ever popular Crocs!

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