10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Townsville, Australia - Updated 2023


Discover nature’s secrets - from the depths of the ocean to the treasures on land. Here in Townsville, beauty comes in many forms and can be experienced in various ways. Visit Magnetic Island or The Strand if you want to swim or relax on the golden sand while surrounded by calm waters. The famous Billabong Sanctuary is located in nearby Nome and is home to many animals, including the iconic koalas. It’s always a must to see these furry creatures whenever you come to Australia. Castle Hill is also famous due to its history dating back to World War II. The gorgeous sights to see and things to do are almost endless. So, remain close to these destinations by staying in one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Townsville, Australia.

1. Elegant studio in the center of Townsville (from USD 89)

You have to admire the simplicity and beauty of this apartment’s minimalist design. It has all the necessities to ensure that you get the best comfort and convenience. There is a kitchen where you can cook up a dish of your choice. If you want to relax during the evening, then you can watch a show or movie on the TV or scroll through the internet using Wi-Fi.

This elegant studio is within 800 meters (2,624 feet) of popular shops and dining spots such as Flinders Street Mall, City Lane, Woolworths Supermarket, and more! The Strand is also just 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) away, while the beach and waterpark are only a 20-minute walk. By staying here, the commute will be easy.

Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
140 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

2. Highpoint Vue

Nestled at the base of Castle Hill, this unit overlooks the best view of Townsville and Magnetic Island. Without a doubt, this has a good location because guests can walk to the city center, The Strand, and Queensland Country Bank Stadium. It also provides access to the Castle Hill Goat Track.

Inside, you will find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. A complimentary Wi-Fi is available for your use. Additionally, you can also use shared facilities, such as a pool and spa, barbecue area, gymnasium, and elevator. Everything is at the palm of your hands!

Highpoint Vue
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
94 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

3. Vintage apartment with views of Mount Stuart

This vacation rental is over 100 years old, but its grace and beauty are maintained up until now. Classic furniture and wooden decor will welcome you inside. While staying here, you can make use of the TV, Wi-Fi, kitchen, and washer. With two bedrooms, it’s perfect for four guests.

In addition, since it’s situated on top of Melton Hill, you can take in incredible views of the boat harbor and Mount Stuart. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a unique place such as this?

New Old Style with Harbour Views
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
116 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

4. New York-style loft apartment

Existing since 1883 as a former printery, this New York-style loft apartment now holds a lot of character and history. It has a kitchen, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, two bedrooms, and two-and-a-half bathrooms inside.

From here, you can take a short walk to arrive at famous destinations like The Strand, Reef Headquarters Aquarium, and a local art gallery.

New York Style loft apartment
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
53 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

5. Fancy home with three swimming pools

Don’t you love it when something exceeds your expectations? Well, if you like swimming pools, then prepare to be astonished by three! This grand house has three pools on site, so go ahead and choose one to swim in or maybe try them all.

It also comes with a garden courtyard and barbecue facilities so that you can relax and enjoy grilled meals al fresco. It’s located in the center of Townsville, so The Ville Resort-Casino, The Strand, and the beach are all just a short walk away from here. It’s a paradise for rent!

At Strand Marina-Ground Floor with Courtyard
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
187 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

6. Beautiful home overlooking the city lights (from USD 99)

Situated in a residential complex, this unit allows you to enjoy shared facilities like the swimming pool, tennis court, and spa. The rental itself has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, comfortably accommodating five guests.

It’s located near well-known shops and destinations like The Strand, Flinders Market, and Cotters Market Townsville. After spending the day outside, you can come home to the sight of the city’s night lights to unwind.

City Lights, Townsville CBD
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
288 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

7. Carter’s Cottage

This peaceful house surrounded by plants and flowers will make you feel relaxed and welcome. It has a rustic-chic design and features a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and one bathroom.

Staying here will give you access to City Oasis Inn’s swimming pool and barbecue area, as well as the gym in The Strand and Tobruk Memorial Baths.

Carter's Cottage - CBD Location
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
9 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
access to the city oasis pool makes a fantastic addition to the cottage
well maintained clean and comfortable
lovely quaint and extremely friendly and helpful hosts
also very quiet i would recommend it to anyone wanting a break from the fast pace of life
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8. Charming unit sitting on top of Melton Hill

Dance the night away in this enchanting place situated near the city’s nightlife. Here, you can enjoy wondrous sea views and easy access to local clubs.

The rental is over 100 years old, so you can admire the classic design and ambiance. It is a spacious apartment with two bedrooms and one living area. There is Wifi, and laundry facilities, a kitchen, and even free parking on the premises are available. Just be wary of the noises coming from the nightclubs within the area. However, don’t worry too much because the host provides free earplugs!

Charm by the City and Strand
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
108 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view opening up the kitchen window to a beautiful breeze off the water
great apartment had an amazing stay
the place was comfortable and we will definitely like to stay again for our next townsville trip
great stay very clean and spacious
incredibly clean well situated and loads of character
such a great place to stay close to everything very clean and spacious
stephens place is very cool so much history and very neat and tidy
great host always a pleasure staying at your home
great position accommodating host
great host would recommend to anyone
great place great host perfect stay
stephen is an amazing host with an amazing flat
great location in the city
great character place to stay close to everything
great location perfect to walk to restaurants and cafes
great location- close to town and the strand
great location for walking to dinner or nights out
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9. Townsville Explorer

The fully air-conditioned Townsville Explorer has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it ideal for four guests. From the property, you can see Anzac Park.

Your safety will never be compromised as it’s located in a secure complex. If you stay here, you will be three minutes away from The Strand, four minutes away from Reef Headquarters Aquarium, and five minutes away from the nearest mall.

Townsville Explorer Two Bedroom/Bathroom Apartment
Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

10. Gorgeous home minutes from The Strand

Not a fan of small spaces? Then this house is perfect for you because this accommodation is anything but small. It features three spacious bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a kitchen, and even a barbecue area.

What’s more, it’s only a five-minute walk to Woolworths, a ten-minute walk to the stadium, and a three-minute drive to The Strand. Live the luxurious lifestyle on your Townsville vacation.

Gorgeous home 3 mins to strand self check in
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
78 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Marvelous sights and cozy rentals

The rumors are true! Townsville really is filled with delightful attractions. Travel to this destination and stay in one of the vacation rentals listed above to make the most of your holiday. What are you waiting for? Visit Townsville and book a nice place to rest in.

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