Like everyone who visits a new location you want to learn about its history and culture. Your purpose is all about discovery and gaining knowledge. Townsville Scenic & Military Tours was founded on that notion. You would find it difficult to discover another town in Australia that has given as much support and been so continuously involved with the countries Defence Forces. Townsville is an interesting and unique city in many ways, its natural topography makes for an attractive location. All our tours have been designed to meet the visitor's curiosity to discover this place that many of you have travelled so far to visit. Whether it is our scenic tour or a military tour, you will discover Townsville.
Toby your guide and host, joined the Regular Army at 18 and has spent most of his adult life in the Army. He left the regular Army in 2007. After a posting here to Townsville, Toby decided that this was the place to be. It is a city with everything including an old Australian feel and a sense of community. Using the presentation skills he obtained in the Army, Toby decided someone should tell the story of Townsville’s military history and later discovered there was a need for a scenic tour that would inform and present this unique and beautiful city to our visitors. So now he gets to indulge both his passions. Townsville the city and honouring those that created Townsville's Military history.
Do you offer concession discounts for group bookings? Yes, for bookings of 4 people or more we offer a discount please contact us for further details
Do I need to reconfirm my tour? Only if you have booked more than 8 days in advance, it is advisable to call 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your pick up time and departure point.
Can I buy a voucher as a gift for someone else? Absolutely, press the Contact Us tab at the top of the page, scroll down to identify the 3 easy steps to obtain your Gift Voucher.
Have additional questions? Please feel free to contact us and we will have an answer for you as soon as possible.
Townsville is a vibrant and interesting city with a unique history. It is the largest city in North Queensland and its topography makes it a pretty location in so many ways. Townsville's main beach front running for many miles has no real mud flats unlike most other locations along the north coast. Castle Hill & Mount Stuart makes for a spectacular back drop to the city and although located in a rain shadow, the city is an oasis today because of an assured water supply. So we can almost guarantee you a picture perfect blue sky with 300+ days of sunshine every year. Townsville has supported Australia’s Defence both in war and peace for over 130 years. Today Townsville is home to Australia’s 3rd Brigade; the country’s largest Army Barracks. During the Second World War, Townsville had the largest airbase in the country and was a huge logistics hub and staging point. As a location and operating base it played an important role during those early dark and desperate years of WW2.