|Population||344 (2011 census)|
|Location||107 km (66 mi) SW of Cairns|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mareeba|
Watsonville is a town and locality in North Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Tablelands Region). At the 2011 census the town recorded a population of 344.
Watsonville is 107 kilometres (66 mi) south-west of Cairns via the Bruce Highway, Gillies Range Road, State Route 25 (bypassing Atherton) and the Herberton Petford Road. From further west it can be accessed from the Burke Developmental Road at Petford.
Watsonville is a former mining town. The town was named after Robert H. Watson, a tin prospector, who discovered a local deposit on 19 Feb 1881. The town was surveyed by William J. White on 0 March 1882.
Watsonville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Watsonville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "Watsonville - town (entry 45861)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "Watsonville - locality (entry 48923)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "Rocky Bluff Battery and Township (entry 601861)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.