Townsville and Magnetic Island

Townsville is a major regional hub in North Queensland, situated roughly half way between the well known tourist destinations of Cairns and Airlie Beach, this is an area where some large and rapidly growing mining and energy businesses can be found. Townsville is just under 2 hours flight time from Brisbane and the Townsville Airport receives around 10 flights every day making this a regional destination that is easy to access.

Townsville also offers conference orgainsers a vast array of team building and tourist and social activities, Magnetic Island is just 8km off the coast, just under 30 minutes by ferry, and gives a great introduction to the natural beauty and of the Whitsundays. Conference delegates can embark on a Sea Kayak adventure, snorkeling and diving tours, Fishing tours. Within Townsville and close to your hotel conference delegates will find some great restaurants on Palmer Street and shopping and cafes on the revamped Flinders Street mall. There are also Golf Courses nearby, in fact the Magnetic Island Country Club is said to be where Greg Norman first played golf.

M-Power Accommodation works with conference hotels in Townsville and on Magnetic Island, large venues like Rydges that can seat several hundred delegates or smaller venues like Holiday Inn that are ideal for training programs and business meetings. Peppers on Magnetic Island offers a great resort style venue suitable for away-from-it-all conferences, incentive programs and executive retreats.

Rydges Southbank Townsville

    Delegate Packages from:
  • $55
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 400+
  • Four Star
    • Address:
      23 Palmer St
      South Townsville QLD 4810
    • Room Rates from:
      $135 p/n
    • Maximum Capacity:
      4 - 500
    • Accommodation Rooms:

Call us: +61 2 9318 2361

Rydges Southbank Townsville - 4 Star Hotel and Conference Venue

Rydges Southbank Townsville is a modern 4 star hotel and conference venue located in the heart of Townsville. This conference hotel is located on Palmer St which is also home to some of Townsville's best restaurants.  It is a short walk from the Marina as well as Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal and Flinders Street shopping & entertainment precinct.

Townsville is approximately 350km south of Cairns or a short 2 hour plane trip from Brisbane, and is a destination that is seen as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef & Magnetic Island.  It is just 8km off the coast giving conference organisers some great opportunity for Team Building and Social Activities.

The hotel features a standalone Convention Centre which was recently renovated and refurbished and is both versatile and unique for all your event needs.

Rydges Southbank Townsville offers some great on-site dining options and resort style pool as well as a range of comfortable accommodation rooms and onsite parking.

Property Features

Accommodation at Rydges Southbank Townsville is spacious and comfortable with a fresh contemporary feel. Conference delegates and business travellers will appreciate the internet access, Flat screen TV and work stations.

Rydges Southbank Townsville also offers Executive Suites, perfect for VIP guests or event facilitators.

All guest rooms at the hotel feature Rydges Dream Beds – for the best nights’ sleep, 24 hour reception, onsite parking and access to a local gym. 


  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Onsite Parking
  • Offsite Parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hours Reception


Rydges Southbank Townsville features a standalone conference centre – The Convention Centre, which was recently renovated and refurbished.  It offers a selection of conference rooms the largest of which can seat 500 delegates in a Theatre style setting.  This room can be broken down into 3 separate rooms which is great if you need to run breakout sessions or workshops.  The Convention Centre includes a large grand foyer – perfect for registration, pre or post conference events or trade/exhibition displays and also a small boardroom.

The main hotel building also offers a boardroom and conference room, both offering natural light. 

Rydges Southbank Townsville offers a variety of dining options and can provide an elaborate fully themed gala dinner or an informal BBQ buffet.

Conference organisers will appreciate the high quality audio visual aids and technical support while professional staff are available to help ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Standard Conference Package

A$55 per person - minimum 20 persons

  • Room hire
  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Morning tea break
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea break
  • Whiteboard and flipchart
  • Data Projector and Screen
  • Pads, pens, mints and iced water

Room Capacities


Conference Room Capacities
Room Area (SQM) lengthWidth theatre classroom uShape Boardroom Cabaret naturalLight
Grand Ballroom 399   400 250 - - 280  
Raffles + Kingston 299   240 180 50 70 180  
Savoy + Kingston 230   140 80 50 60 120  
Raffles 169   150 80 45 35 80  
Kingston 130   80 42 27 30 50  
Savoy 100   60 - - - -  
Palmer Boardroom -   - - - 8 - YES 
Poolside Boardroom -   - - - 12 - YES 

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