Queensland’s Tropical City with a Heart for Art & Craft

Townsville is situated between a mountain of pink granite and the limpid blue of the Coral Sea – making it north Queensland’s colourful capital.

No wonder this balmy tropical city is also home to incredible street art and mural trail – showcasing the works of local and internationally renowned artists.

Drop into the Townsville Visitor Information Centre off Flinders Street and pick up a free self-guiding map – then set off to explore and snap the more than 2 dozen artworks adorning streets, alleyways and buildings around town.

If you’re more crafty than arty, Townsville has some great artisan markets to browse. One of them – the Carlyle Gardens Markets – is a monthly bazaar featuring the works of clever creations from the one community.

Residents of Carlyle Gardens Lifestyle Resort have turned their retirement village into a creative crucible – with a plethora of clubs representing every creative bent you can dream up: from paper beading to woodwork to quilting.

The Markets are currently on pause, due to COVID, but there are hopes to re-open this much-loved Townsville craft fair later in the year.

Carlyle Gardens Lifestyle Resort

Carlyle Gardens Townsville Retirement Village offers the best in premium retirement living where you’ll enjoy five-star resort-style living.

Beautifully appointed, spacious and quality homes, nestled within landscaped communities surrounded by resort-style recreational facilities allow you to relax, socialise and enjoy the lifestyle you now deserve.

Onsite RV, caravan and boat storage gives you the freedom to explore your natural surrounds when you choose.

Carlyle Gardens features five-star facilities that provide you with unlimited use of their full-sized bowling green, swimming pool, community centre, auditorium, licensed restaurant and bar, fitness centre, hobby workshop, craft and computer rooms, library and so much more.

Low maintenance living leaves you with less to do and more time to experience all that Carlyle Gardens has to offer, which includes a year-round program of social activities and events, giving you the opportunity to meet new friends and be part of a welcoming, safe and supportive community of like-minded people.

You’ll also enjoy the freedom of not having to maintain your own home.

Your lawn is mowed for you to ensure your community is always looking its best. Other domestic chores, including window cleaning and home cleaning, can be arranged for you so you can get on with doing what you enjoy most.

If you’d like to learn more about Carlyle Gardens Lifestyle Resort, head to the website or Facebook page.

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