Our city has a story to tell


If you are reading this then you have discovered our new website. 

To briefly explain our journey thus far, Townsville Military Tours started operating in November 2013 with one military tour product. A year later we added our second product, a scenic tour and changed our name to Townsville Scenic and Military Tours. The learning curve in those first two years was steep. However what we did have was an open mind, open ears and lots of enthusiasm for the tourism industry.

This industry is one that requires multiple skill sets in order to run a successful business. Knowing our limitations, we always knew we would need help from other people to make the business work. No one individual could hope to have all the skills that are necessary. I remember attending a conference where one of the guest speakers was John Anderson, the founder of Contiki Tours.  I remember him saying “seek out good people and surround yourself with those that have the skill sets required for your business to grow”. Well this website and the total rebranding of our business to Tour Townsville at the end of our third year of operation is a direct result of listening to and believing in that advice. 

Meanwhile we have been busy developing new tour products that are informative, entertaining and unique experiences. Our new City Lights Tour is a combination of activities including a visit to a local Art Gallery to enjoy a selection of wine and cheese and the opportunity to peruse local Art by an award winning Artist.  Followed by a drive to the top of Castle Hill to see the whole of Townsville at night and a divine meal at a local restaurant right on the bank of the Ross River providing scenic views of the city lights. We also have another tour lined up for release early next year.

While we still have a long way to go, looking back on how much has been achieved in three years from start up, it gives me faith and confidence we are on the right track. Our intent for the tours is to remain small, personalised and exclusive. It is important for us that we offer great value and experiences that are as unique as Townsville itself. To our past customers that continue to support us through word of mouth, thank you so much. We hope to see you on one of our new tour products next time you are in Townsville!

Our city has a story to tell