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Reporting from Townsville, its true what people say, this is an underrated city, it's lovely. We have been to the aquarium so far which was great fun, and the strand here is a great place to walk, run and swim. Really enjoying it so far
Started our trip south along the east coast of Australia with a stop at mission beach, a quiet beach town with views of dunk island. Babinda one of the towns we passed through was like a ghost town apart from freight trains creaking and groaning as they shunted past the deserted railway crossings. Wallaman falls were worth the 100km round trip and …
... way to spend our morning and early afternoon. Sorry for the blurry pictures- there was some water on my camera lens. We then had a decent bus ride of a few hours to make our way to Reef HQ, the aquarium, we would be spending the night. We watched a short video about the Great Barrier Reef. We then went in three groups around to different parts of the aquarium. We did a your of the general aquarium to look at the animals that come out at night. We also went ...
... So we set off, thumping headache in tow.
We had missed a crucial part on the way up but I had promised we would do on the way back. One of the Big Aussie Icons was about a 50km drive out to Mission Beach, well worth the drive in itself, but we were on a mission. To find the Big Cassowary. Arriving in Mission beach saw us head directly to the beach. Although overcast and the wind blowing fairly strongly we were lucky to ...
... far better than flying or getting the greyhound, all of the little treats and spots along the way. We hit the road after our lovely morning walk and made our way more fresh and awake to Cairns, stopping off at the tiny town of Tully for lunch...famous for being the wettest town in Australia...in 1950 receiving 7.9m of rainfall in one year, displayed with once again, a novelty large golden gumboot (welly) to demonstrate the height of the water.
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