Cascade Motel In Townsville
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... of us set off from Magnetic Island for the Great Barrier Reef. It was a two hour trip to our dive spot. After a bit of bucket hugging, we arrived at the reef. Now I've been on quite a few dive and snorkel trips. Usually, you know you're close because you see the boats and snorkels bobbing like a herd of strange sea creatures. There was nobody here. Nothing but water of the most amazing shades of paradise, a few waves breaking. The Great Barrier Reef is actually a ...
Today we left about 11am to drive north to Townsville. The drive took around 4 hours and we were extremely glad of the air con as temperatures hit 34 degrees! We arrived at our Townsville accommodation, Orchid Lodge, at 3pm to find we'd been upgraded to an apartment rather than room which meant we had a kitchen. We spent the next hour catching up on the internet and blasting out the air con as it was still too hot for us ...
I wrote my blog for Townsville a week or so ago but did the cardinal error of not saving as I wrote and, just when I finished, Firefox crashed and I lost the lot. So here we go a second time....
We had a nice couple of days in Townsville, getting some nice swims in (they have a man-made lagoon right on the beach as well as the beach itself and a swimming pool) and staying at the Seventh Day ...
From Mission we drove the 3 hours south to the city of Townsville. We headed into the centre and drove down their esplanade, 'The Strand'. It looked very similar to Cairns's with a lagoon, kids water park and loads of BBQ's. It was getting late on in the afternoon and read that we needed to get to the free camp spot we were heading to early to get a park so headed there. It was a BP service station with a truckers overnight area. As we pulled ...
... made lake nestled among mountains, surrounded by green hills, pine and rain forests. Very picturesque and apart from the palm trees and tropical vegetation it reminded us very much of some regions in Europe - maybe Switzerland or the Jura region of France.
There are lots of things to do and see in this region: Jaques Coffee Plantation, Mt Uncle’s Distillery, Herberton Village, Mangoe Plantations… to name the ones we visited.
We met ...