Townsville, a city with a population of approximately 175,000 people, the largest Australian residential area north of the Sunshine Coast, is 1350 kilometres north of the capital of Queensland in Brisbane and is considered the capital of Tropical North Queensland with a large range of pet friendly accommodation venues and pet related services.

Located at the centre of one of Australia's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville also boasts the world's largest zinc refineries and they also refine copper and nickel. The Port of Townsville is becoming increasingly important to the Australian economy because of its proximity to Asia.

One of the most beautiful places in Townsville is The Strand with its long stretch of stunning parks and gardens along the full length of the very popular tropical beach. Constructed on the banks of Ross River, Townsville boasts many attractions with some of these being Reef HQ, an aquarium of very high standard, the popular landmark of Castle Hill, the Townsville Entertainment Centre which houses up to 5,000 people and hosts many international and national stars and events, the Museum of Tropical Queensland and Magnetic Island, a very popular tourist destination. With the growth of the city, high rise development has increased accordingly with many residential and commercial building expanding upwards.

In sporting circles Townsville is known as the home town to the National Rugby League team the North Queensland Cowboys and some of the famous people to come from the area include Australian cricketers Andrew Symonds, Mitchell Johnson and James Hopes, Australian Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence, Australian Olympic swimmer Libby Trickett, Rugby League champions Sam Thaiday and Johnathon Thurston and world renowned golfer Greg Norman.

Townsville has a large range of pet friendly accommodation options which include pet friendly motels, pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly apartments and holiday houses, some on Magnetic Island, and pet friendly bed and breakfasts. Other than these pet friendly accommodation choices Townsville also has pet services such as pet friendly dining options, vets, pet food supplies, horse riding opportunities, farriers, boarding kennels, catteries, pet insurance agents, dog grooming and washing businesses, dog walking and pet minding services, pet funeral operators, pet breeders, pet and animal transport operators, pet photography, aquarium supplies and pet parties organisers.

Townsville is truly a beautiful city with a lovely climate, being on average up to 31 degrees in the summer and 25 degrees during the winter months. With such a large range of pet friendly accommodation venues to choose from Townsville is highly recommended as a base destination if you are holidaying with your pet, so take a look through the pet friendly listings below, make a choice and then place your reservation so you can enjoy your very own Townsville experience.


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