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Car Rental Townsville

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Location information for Townsville


Townsville is a port town in Australia which appeals to many people because of its relaxed atmosphere. One of its main attractions lies off the coast, Magnetic Island, which for a large part is a national park. In Townsville you can, however, also visit a few things, including a large tropical aquarium (Reef HQ) and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, which displays for example objects from a sunken British warship. There's also a long sandy beach near Townsville.


The city has approximately 165,000 inhabitants.


Townsville is located in the northeast of Australia, on the Pacific Ocean about 350 kilometers south of Cairns. The Ross River flows through the city and on its banks a large recreational park has been laid out. Thanks to a dam 30 kilometers upstream, the river also provides Townsville's drinking water.


Townsville's port plays an important role in the export of products from the hinterland: minerals, beef, wool, sugar and wood. Part of those minerals (zinc and copper) is processed in Townsville. The city also imports nickel from Indonesia, the Philippines and New Caledonia to convert into semifinished products. Tourism has grown in recent years. People appreciate the relatively (compared to for example the Gold Coast) quiet beaches.


Townsville Airport is situated 10 kilometers west of the center. There are only domestic connections with for example Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. From the center, the airport is reachable by rental car via Saunders Street followed by Boundary Street and Woolcock Street. The way and exit to the airport are clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Townsville has good public transport. To highlight the amount of sunshine the city receives, the city's transport company is called The Sunbus. Additional buses are deployed during special events (including important Australian football matches). Rail connections are less frequent: The so-called Tilt Train of Queensland Rail runs three times a week to Cairns and Brisbane. The Sunlander calls at these same cities twice a week.

Traffic and Parking

Townsville has a very orderly street pattern and, in general, it's not difficult to find a parking place for your rental car. You can also easily make trips to destinations in the surroundings. Townsville lies on the Bruce Highway (freeway A1) which runs to Cairns north of Townsville, and to Mackay and Brisbane south of town. Via this freeway, or via the new Ring Road, you can also reach the so-called Northern Beaches. Flinders Highway (A6) runs to Charters Towers and Mount Isa inland.


Townsville has a large choice of accommodations. Like in many Australian cities, there are spacious and good facilities for backpackers, but also people looking for midrange or luxurious hotels, can find a suitable room. Besides in the town itself, there are many hotels, resorts and apartments on the Northern Beaches, as indicated by the name, north of Townsville. Here you can also find campsites and motor-home sites.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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