Travel Blogs from Townsville, Australia

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Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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The drive from Mission Beach to Townsville was again beautiful. We stopped for an amazing view of the rainforest and Magnetic Island at McClelland's lookout, and then headed via a series of very enjoyable hair-pin bends and a delightful dirt track to ...

What a load of croc!!, Townsville to Brisbane and everywhere inbetween., Australia travel blog

What a load of croc!!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... of photos on this entry too so have a look. We have just one day left in Perth and that means one day left in Australia as we leave for Bangkok very late tomorrow night. Thanks for all your emails as ever. Liz and Simon xxxxx Monday 23rd February ...

The Capital of Northern Queensland, Townsville, Australia travel blog

The Capital of Northern Queensland

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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... onto the North Queensland Museum. We finally finished there at 2.45pm and decided not to drive up to some of the northern beaches around Townsville. We all went our own ways for shopping and Sue and I then went out to Sue Kendal's for a cuppa and to say ...

The Thrills and Spills of Diving and Riding, Townsville, Australia travel blog

The Thrills and Spills of Diving and Riding

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... to take exception to the fact that Dan was cheering the England players on by their first names!! During our fleeting visit to Townsville we had some great (and scary) experiences which have already given us some fond memories. Andrea and ...

Townsville and Cyclone Yasi, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville and Cyclone Yasi

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... of Queensland, Australia and is the largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast. James Cook visited the Townsville region on his first voyage to Australia in 1770, but did not actually land there. Cook named nearby Cape Cleveland, Cleveland Bay, ...

Magnetic Island, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... . We stuck it out, faced more rain and flash floods going North, but Ryan and the little Limo did brilliantly and we arrived in Townsville (about 400kms North from Mackay) around 17:30. We got on the 18:00 ferry to Magnetic Island (also known as Maggie ...

Finding Nemo, The Great Barrier Reef, Australia travel blog

Finding Nemo

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Saturday February 7th Rain, humidity and sleep. Worked out that this was my 103rd day on the road. Sunday February 8th Rain, humidity and sleep. Worked out what this wasn't my first hangover on the road. Monday February 9th Time to get off ...

Magnetic?, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Magnetic?

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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I've spent the last 2 nights on a place called Magnetic Island- so called apparently because Captain Cook (discoverer of Australia) had 2 compasses malfunction on him as he was passing the island! It's a fairly small place with about 800 people living ...

Harrased by a Hound or three, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Harrased by a Hound or three

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and get a lunch time stop at another National Park. I went for a swim which was my first foray in to the seas of Australia and it didn’t disappoint. We had lunch of leftover cheese and pickles and a bit of hummous and crackers and wandered down to ...

We hope its chips, its chips - maybe not quite!, Townsville, Australia travel blog

We hope its chips, its chips - maybe not quite!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We decided to stay a 2nd night in Townsville so there was no driving today. Mind you, there was no movement from Lorna until after 11 anyway! Not much to say today. We drove down to the beachfront and had lunch by our van, overlooking the ocean. Then, ...

Now we are losing to the Kiwis!!!, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Now we are losing to the Kiwis!!!

A travel blog entry by hodge

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We should of skipped Townsville really and headed straight to Magnetic Island, the place hasn't got too much to offer. A large town that you cant find take away food in after 10pm....thats pants. We spent most the day drinking a traditional Ozzie ...

Day 274-280: Mission Beach to Townsville, Mission Beach > Townsville/Magnetic Island, Australia travel blog

Day 274-280: Mission Beach to Townsville

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... no illegal trespass was necessary. Evening was pretty quiet, started speaking to a German bloke who I recognised from my dorm in Townsville, chatted for a bit whilst enjoying some happy hour vodkas, then he buggered off to play pool. Made me dinner ...

Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... reef was a possibility but I was holding off to see it up close and personal on the Great Barrier Reef itself. One thing Townsville does seem to have though is mozzies which by the time I returned to the hostel I was surprised there was any flesh left ...

Time to Turn back, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Time to Turn back

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... . Myself and Ciara knew we had to turn back soon and go back south in preparation for our flight home. We had heard Townsville was lovely. Built around a hill,the gateway to Magnetic Island and of course The Great Barrier Reef. On the way up as usual ...

Big Bad Crocodile Lands, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Big Bad Crocodile Lands

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... the way!! We were going to stay 2 nights at Mission but as there wasn't much going on, we decided to head off to Townsville instead. It was about a 3 hour trip and we didn't stop on the way, just expressed in down straight through. Except for when we ...

Things to see and do in Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Things to see and do in Townsville

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... room for staying 6 nights, and also some food and drink vouchers. The hostel is really nice and definitely recommended. We got to Townsville on Friday night and we had been advised by people we met at Airlie beach that the weekends were really good in ...

Airlie, Whitsundays and Magnetic, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Airlie, Whitsundays and Magnetic

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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We arrived in Airlie Beach last Saturday in time for the 'Reef Festival' - basically markets, bands, floats and parades for the weekend. It was quite good entertainment for the day and made Airlie Beach a bit more interesting for us. On Sunday we set off ...

Townsville... and more rain !, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville... and more rain !

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... are heading to the Town of 1770 next but its a good 9 hours away so will see where we end up. Distance Mission Beach - Townsville 239km drive time around 2.5 hours    Costs Entry to Reef HQ with our "acquired" student ID - 13 each Loaf of ...

On and under the water, Townsville, Queensland, Australia travel blog

On and under the water

A travel blog entry by martin

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... necessary to do much. So I still have no idea what a yardarm is or the difference between port and starboard. Yesterday I travelled up from Airlie Beach to Townsville. Its the largest town in northern Queensland, a good place to plan my onward ...

Mission Beach - Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Mission Beach - Townsville

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... a direct correlation to our energy levels. While for the last few days we've all been chronically lethargic, our drive to Townsville and subsequent day here have proved that we are still young. Our spirits lifted during the journey (as much bad singing ...

22nd january - we had a fairly good nights ..., Townsville, Queensland, Australia travel blog

22nd january - we had a fairly good nights ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... flying about at speed. Couple that with the groups of abusive drunks and the lack of anyone else in the dark street and Townsville suddenly became an uncomfortable place to be but after about half hour the calmed down a bit (the birds that it! ...

It ain't half hot mum!, Townsville, Australia travel blog

It ain't half hot mum!

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... version of the UK's RAC, in fact it was our RAC). Joining the RACQ was a safety measure for our onward trip as after Townsville we would be travelling into the heart of the bush and The NT. We also made enquiries about how best to tackle the problems ...

Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... I'm getting dizzy with all our newly found daytime activity. Keen to keep up the momentum of yesterday we headed to Townsville's other main attraction, Reef HQ. An aquarium based around the Great Barrier Reef, the brochure and tourist board proclaimed its ...

Sparkling city!, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Sparkling city!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 277 ; 12th Blue Water Day 14 Australia road trip Kilometres travelled ; 160 Townsville on the map seems a pretty big city, but up close it really is not, we parked up and went for a walk down the promenade,[ boardwalk as they like to call it] ...

Clouds, rain and Magnetic Island, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Clouds, rain and Magnetic Island

A travel blog entry by whereiscliffy

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Up very early to catch my first greyhound bus to somewhere - the destination is Townsville to get a ferry over to Magnetic Island. I really wish I booked the OZ Experience where it's a bit more lively on board - the greyhound bus is for people that are ...

Cairns to Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Cairns to Townsville

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... with occasional big downpours that last for 10 minutes. The ground is so hot that the water evaporates quickly. We arrived in Townsville at the ferry terminal for Magnetic Island, which meant that we drove past our hostel….The Reef Lodge. Nice ...

Exploring Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Exploring Townsville

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... have no problems…BUT if you have a Man Cold!!!!! We settled near the Rocky Pools so we could have a swim. Although Townsville has some lovely beaches it is stinger season…jellyfish of all descriptions invade the sea here at this time of year. ...

Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Townsville

A travel blog entry by jentravels

Got the bus to Townsville, about 4 hours south of Mission Beach. Spent two nights in Townsville - arrived late on the first day and left first thing in the morning on the last day so only had one day in Townsville really. And that day was spent buying ...

Stop over time!, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Stop over time!

A travel blog entry by samandrich

So, unfortunately, we only had a quick stopover in Townsville, so didn't get to see it properly. We had a quick drive round it, and stayed in a campsite on the waterfront, which was nice. There was a brewery there, which was a reformed old post office, ...

Driving to Townsville, Townsville, Australia travel blog

Driving to Townsville

A travel blog entry by staceytravel

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Today we drove from Mackay to Townsville. On the way we drove through Home Hill, which was really cool. We got to Townsville a couple of hours before sunset, so we drove around exploring. There is this really pretty hill called Castle Hill, that we drove ...

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