Australia is one of those countries, which is naturally beautiful; it has amazing landscapes, views and so many places to admire the nature. And it is one of the major factors, which plays significant role in international enrollment growth in Australia. Because students who plan to go overseas for their higher education do not only worry about the education but also the environment, weather and culture. And in all of them Australia tops the list.
Now if we specifically talk about the coastal city of Townsville Queensland, Australia. It is famous for its natural beauty and a well-known gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. If you are studying in Townsville or anywhere in Queensland, I am sure you do not want to miss out the fun of these following experiences. Relaxing yourself and taking out time to calm yourself is very important, it does restore your ability to work more effectively and stay focused. To save you from all the hassle Edvise hub has jotted few amazing and exciting activities you can enjoy on weekends or in your short vacation from studies and work. Read on if you want to find out what to do in the tropical city during your studies.
Weekend on Magnetic Island:
The magnetic island (Maggie), the part of Great Barrier Reef is 20-30 min ferry ride from the Townsville. To avoid the traveling and to enjoy the weekend it is best to stay at one of the local hostels on the beach, where you can easily blend in with the locals and other international students from different countries. Maggie Island is best for the peaceful and relax weekend after busy and exhausting classes and assignments.
You can enjoy amazing beaches; stand up paddle boarding, hiking, snorkeling and scuba diving at Maggie Island. You can also find different dive shops that can take you on Great Barrier Reef to try snorkeling or diving. One friendly advice for all the beach lover is, do not forget to take the sunscreen because the sun at Queensland can be harsh and you will get burn as well.
Stroll along the Strand:
Strand is the long footpath along the coast of Townsville, which is favorite place for people living or visiting there for a nice quick walk or just grab some meal from one of many café or resultant located there. It is like sight for sore eyes! Especially for beach lovers, the beaches are all face toward magnetic Island, which makes it even more pleasant to be there.
Hike Up Castle Hill:
Well! Studying in Townsville and still haven’t got the chance to hike up the castle hill, then trust me you are missing out all the fun of living in Townsville. This giant outcropping is hard to miss out; it is in the center of Townville and gives you 360-degree view of the city and the island. It is a great experience especially for international student because; you do not get the much chance to see such view.
Meet Local Wildlife:
If you are in Australia and you have not taken any picture with koala or kangaroos, what are you doing with your life in Australia? Every international student coming to Australia for education must have few things in mind and the wildlife here is one of them. If you still have not and you are still in Australia, I would say you should plan a trip to Billabong Sanctuary during your stay. You can learn so much about Australian indigenous creatures such as Kangaroos, wombats, koalas even crocodiles etc. In addition, there is so much more to see and learn about these unique animals.