Welcome to Townsville

Car Hire and Truck Rental in Townsville

Our Townsville rental premises is located at 329 - 333 Ingham Road opposite Shell and just to the town side of the RAAF base entrance where the local landmark 1950's Neptune bomber resides. We're also in very close proximity to the airport, with our property backing onto and adjoining the airport reserve! Townsville's CBD, Casino, Magnetic Island ferry, Castle Hill (lookout and walking tracks) and the ever popular seaside strip known as the Strand are all only around 5kms away.


Townsville Depot

Phone (07) 4771 8900

Calling from out of town?
Phone 1300 METEOR (1300 638 367 - take Option 1)
(local call cost)

Email 1300 meteor in Townsville 1300 Meteor get a quote

Street: 329 - 333 Ingham Road, Garbutt 4814

Postal: Box 6041, Townsville Q4810

Open: Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 5.00pm (0730 - 1700), Sat & Sun: 8.00am - 5.00pm (0800 - 1700)


Here's a small sample on Google reviews for our depot Townsville

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Shaun Robinson a week ago
Hired a truck from Meteor today, it was almost new and very reliable.  They also have the biggest and best range here in Townsville.  Keep up the good work guys.

Don Carbarns 3 months ago
This is far and away the best car hire service both in Townsville and Mt Isa! David went out of his way to help us when our flight was unexpectedly cancelled as we arrived to return the car in Townsville. Best price for a small car as well. Will definitely use Meteor again. Don and Christine

Brendan Beachamp a month ago
We hired a small truck from the team at Meteor Townsville, Mary Anne at front counter was Amazing. There was no hassle. Very professional service and the truck was very reliable. Would highly recommended Meteor at Garbutt.

 
1300 Meteor Rentals Townsville is rated at 4.9 based on 50 reviews.
 

Sunset at Nellie Bay, Magnetic Island

Castle Hill from Palarenda

The fishing is great off Townsville!

Ross Creek, Townsville

Black Cockatoo on Townsville's Strand

Ross River, looking towards Mt Stuart

The Red Baron, Townsville Strand

View from the C-Bar on Townsville’s Strand

1300Smiles Stadium - Home of the Cowboys!

Early morning walk up the goat track on Castle Hill Townsville

Water Park on Townsville's Strand

Sunrise Over Townsville CBD

Sunrise over Townsville CBD from Castle Hill

Early morning Castle Hill walk up the Cuttheringa Track

Footbridge on the Cuttheringa Track up Castle Hill

Lazy Sunday at Horshoe Bay Magnetic Island

Heading back to Townville from Magnetic Island

Arthur Bay Magnetic Island

Getting to know Townsville

Quaintly nestled in Cleveland Bay, Townsville has some of the most beautiful beaches in North Queensland. You and your family can't wait to visit and explore the area, but you worry that a car rental might not be large enough to transport everyone safely.

Rather than drive in separate vehicles, why not consider a bus rental to accommodate everyone?

At 1300meteor, we provide bus hire to Townsville residents, as well as those who want to tour Townsville and learn about its culture. Read on to discover Townsville for yourself.
 

Absorb Townsville's Rich History

Before you explore Townsville with your friends and family, learn a little bit about what this town has to offer.
 

Population

With nearly 200,000 residents, Townsville is one of the largest cities north of the Sunshine Coast. This city acts as a central hub for many community organisations including:

  • Townsville Cowboys (rugby)
  • Townsville Crocodiles (men's NBL)
  • Townsville Fire (women's NBL)

Dozens of government organisations and businesses have even found Townsville the ideal location to establish headquarters.
 

Military

One of the most unique aspects about this seaside town is its strong military presence. Both the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the army have military bases in Townsville. And the RAAF military airport even shares its runway facilities with both commercial and private airline operators.
 

Climate

Luckily for its tourists and residents, Townsville maintains a dry, tropical climate. Additionally, the area features little rainfall. In fact, you'll experience more than 300 sunny days per year in this area! Summers reach an average of 30 degrees Celsius, and the town's proximity to the sea makes for humid summers as well.

However, the winters are another matter entirely. Townsville's convenient location means that residents and tourists experience mild winters-many even don shorts and short-sleeved shirts for most of the 'cold' season.
 

Topography

Townsville's unique topography provides visitors and residents with various opportunities for outdoor activities and adventures.

Some of the most prominent geographical features in Townsville include:

  • Alligator River
  • Burdekin Falls Dam
  • Castle Hill
  • Magnetic Island
  • Mt. Stuart
  • Paluma Dam
  • Ross River Dam
  • The Pinnacles
  • The Strand

If you dare tap into your courageous side, the Great Barrier Reef runs next to the coast. Take some time to explore a truly unique aquatic environment first-hand.
 

Locations

Visit Townville's delectable eateries and exciting aquariums. Here, you'll find diverse facilities such as:

  • BBQ facilities
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • Reef HQ Tropical Aquarium
  • Rock Pool

You can visit the following locations to learn more about metal refining:

  • Clive Palmer's Nickel Refinery
  • Glencore Copper Refinery
  • Sun Metals

With so many phenomenal places to visit, Townsville is the perfect place for whatever excursion you have in mind.
 

Tour Townsville Today

Once you get to know Townsville, you'll understand why it's a not-so-hidden gem in Australia. And don't forget to look into car hire or mini bus hire for your journey. Use the information above to contact 1300meteor.
 

Simply a great place to live, work, play and visit!

For more information about Townsville and district visit:

General Information
www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au
www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/queensland/townsville
 

Islands and Diving
www.magneticislandtourism.com
www.fantaseacruisingmagnetic.com.au
www.sealinkqld.com.au
www.yongaladive.com.au
www.mikeball.com
www.divethereef.com
 

Things to do
www.fishingcharterstownsville.com.au
www.redbaronseaplanes.com.au
www.skydivetownsville.com
Palmetum
Jezzine Barracks
www.cowboys.com.au
www.billabongsanctuary.com.au
www.strandcrossfit.com.au
www.afcm.com.au (Australian Festival of Chamber Music)
www.dancenorth.com.au
Townsville Civic Theatre
Riverway

 

 

 

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