Museum of Tropical Queensland
This fun museum is interactive and state-of-the-art, designed to tell stories of the high seas like that of HMS Pandora, the ship that captured the Bounty mutineers before coming to grief on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791. The museum also details the natural and human history of tropical Queensland, and there is a fun science centre included. The building is set on the water and includes a shop and cafe.
Address: 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville
Telephone: (0)7 4726 0600
Opening times: Daily from 9.30am to 5pm. Open at 1pm on ANZAC Day. Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission: A$13.50 (adults), A$8 (children 4-16 years). Concessions are available