Townsville is located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland and is the largest city in North Australia with a population of approximately 192,038 persons. Townsville has a dry tropical climate similar to Port Moresby.
Townsville has a variety of popular attractions, including, The Strand, Reef HQ Aquarium, Magnetic island and breathtaking views from Castle Hill and Mt Stuart.
Townsville is surrounded by quality natural environmental attractions. To the North is World Heritage Rainforest, west is savannah grassland, to the south is the RAMSAR listed wetlands of the Cromarty and Mt Elliot and out to sea is Magnetic Island part of the Great Barrier Reef.
Townsville is the sporting capital of North Queensland with three national sporting teams located in the city. Townsville is home to the North Queensland Cowboys NRL Team. Students can experience the live action of 12home NRL games each year. In 2015 the Cowboys won their first Premiership. National Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams are also located in Townsville. The women’s team became national champions in 2015 season.
Townsville has an international airport, a diverse economy and is a friendly welcoming tropical city. Hundreds of international student study in Townsville each year.
Cairns is located in Far North Queensland with a population of approximately 162,285 persons.
Cairns has a wet tropical climate similar to Lae.
Cairns has many attractions, including Markets, The Esplanade, as well as being the gateway to many iconic places such as, The Great Barrier Reef, The Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands.
Cairns has the busiest international airport in North Queensland. It is the heart of the north Queensland tourism industry with a cosmopolitan international atmosphere. It has a vibrant restaurant scene complimented with fresh local produce from the highlands and sea.
Cairns is an exciting sporting city with national grand finalist men’s basketball team the Taipans providing quality national competition games for local spectators.
Cairns is a great place to study and experience Australian lifestyle and culture.