Living in Townsville
Because we have amazing weather in Townsville, a lot of people take advantage of an outdoor lifestyle.
There are lots of options for adventurous people in Townsville including bush-walking, cycling on one of many paths around the city, any type of sport you can imagine (golf, tennis, volleyball, football etc), diving on the Great Barrier Reef, rock climbing, and so on. If you enjoy spending time outdoors in an unpolluted and beautiful environment, then Townsville is a great option for you.
Although Townsville doesn't have the same variety as larger cities like Sydney or Melbourne, we still have three major shopping centres where you can buy anything you should require.
The three shopping centers in Townsville are called: Castletown Shopping Centre, Stockland Shopping Centre, and Willows Shopping Centre. If you search for these shops you can get an idea of the type of shopping available in Townsville.
Townsville has a small, but lively restaurant and nightlife scene
Most of the bars and nightclubs in Townsville are located on Flinders Street East in the heart of the city. Quite often students at TIES meet up together to have a good night out together. We also have a wide selection of restaurants to dine at, with most being in close proximity to the city. You can choose from Korean, Japanese, Italian, Brazillian, Spanish, French, Indian, Malaysian, Chinese and Thai food to name a few.
T ownsville is an amazing place to study English for so many different reasons.
Townsville is located on the coast and TIES is only 15 minutes walk to the beautiful Strand beach, which you can see in the photos on this page. Townsville is best described as a large country town, or a small urban city, which means that you have all of the conveniences of a city, but none of the headaches. We don't have traffic jams in Townsville, for example, but we do have several cinemas, and large shopping centres for you to enjoy. People in Townsville are friendly and helpful, and it is not uncommon for strangers to say hello to each other in the street.