Located in tropical North Queensland, Discovery Rise is surrounded by some of Australia’s most spectacular natural assets including the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropic rainforests.

Set against the backdrop of Townsville’s Mt Stuart, and with views to the ocean and Magnetic Island, Discovery Rise is designed to enhance the landscape and natural eco-system.

Discovery Rise is conveniently collocated to James Cook University,Townsville Hospital, Lavarack Barracks, Australian Technical College of NQ
and CSIRO.

Discovery Rise is well serviced by existing and new infrastructure including shops, schools and regular buses to the CBD.


James Cook University 500 metres 1 minute
Townsville Hospital 500m 2 minutes
Lavarack Barracks 6km 9 minutes
Townsville CBD and Strand 13km 20 minutes
Airport 11km 18 minutes


Townsville is located in the dry tropics with average temperatures between 18.8 and 28.1 degrees. The City is recognised as the capital of North Queensland and in 2011 had a population of 189,931 persons and GDP growth of 8%. By 2031 the population is anticipated to grow to 270,870.

James Cook University (JCU)

JCU is internationally recognized centre for education and tropical research industry, which includes the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), CSIRO, and the Marine and tropical Science Research Facility. Currently there are 11,880 students and 3,670 staff at the University. Ranked in the top four percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

One university • Two countries • Three tropical campuses • Cairns • Singapore • Townsville


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