Beautiful Locations For Your Townsville Wedding Photographer

Home to the Great Barrier Reef and Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park, Townsville is the perfect mix of coast and bushland. 

If you’re planning to tie the knot in beautiful North Queensland, then we have the perfect list for you. This blog will provide a range of stunning locations in and around Townsville for wedding photography.


Castle Hill

View from Castle Hill at Sunrise.

Nothing quite says wedding backdrop like 360-degree views from a mountaintop lookout. Castle Hill is a giant pink monolith that sits in the centre of Townsville. From the top, you can see the whole city and all the way across to Magnetic Island. 

While it’s a bit of a hike up, there are clear walking tracks to lead you to a view that is well worth the trek. Due to the lengthy walk, this location is ideal for pre-wedding photoshoots. 

There is also a driving track, but it is winding, so it is important to check with your lift or limo company to see if they’re vehicles can make the trip. 




One of the most popular wedding photo locations in Townsville is around the Rotunda in ANZAC Park. While it is a historic and solemn place, it looks beautiful in photos. 

With luscious lawns and the Casino Marina in the background, this park is the perfect location for wedding photos. 

Due to its popularity, this park can get extremely crowded during the wedding season. So, you may have to be patient when trying to get your photos if you go during the peak. 


The Strand

View of the pier at the Strand in Townsville.

Providing the perfect mix of gardens and picturesque beaches, the Strand will act as the perfect backdrop for your beautiful wedding photos. 

Queens Gardens is also just a short walk from the beach, so you can enjoy bright and colourful flowers and bushland. 

This whole area is council property, so it is important to check with the city council to see where you can take photos on your special day. 


The Old QR Railway Station


Located on Flinders Street, the old QR railway station is a great location for photos on your big day. This out-of-service station will give your photos a nostalgic feel. 

Many couples opt to have their photos from here developed in back and white to add to their sentimental nature. 


Magnetic Island

View of Magnetic Island from above

While it’s not exactly in Townsville, Magnetic Island is only a short drive away and has some of the most stunning beaches in North Queensland. 

With over 20 breathtaking beaches to choose from, it’s easy to find a location that’s quiet enough for you to take your photos in peace. 

One of the most stunning beaches for wedding photography is Picnic Bay. This also provides great views of the city lights after dark. 


Passionate Townsville Photographers


This list only shows a small snippet of what Townsville and North Queensland have to offer, but it will help get you started on your location hunt.

If you choose to celebrate your wedding day in Townsville and need a photographer to help capture the special moments, Emot can help. We have photographers based all over Australia who love helping happy couples savour their special memories.

Check out our wedding photography packages to see how we can help you on your special day, and then fill out our availability form to check if your date is available.


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