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Travel Blogs from Townsville
we've left Cairns and travelled 6 hours by Greyhound coach to
Townsville, the capital of Queensland and the northern tropics.
main attraction of Townsville is The Strand – a 2.2km stretch of
beach and sea front that runs parallel to Magnetic – or 'Maggie'
Island. The Strand has lots of …
... of the stick figure of The Saint.
We take to The Strand for lunch and then to the water playground. They have fun but it is not
for daddies so we need to return ‘home’… and, yes, into the pool.
Magnetic Island has always been a playground for the Townsville people – better beaches, ...
... There was also lots of people there too.
Next we headed out to Castle Hill Lookouts. These three lookouts are located very close to the centre of town. The three lookouts give you a great panoramic view of Townsville and surrounding area. We didn't realise it was so large a city.
Whilst we were there we met up with Colin & Irene again. Another chat for almost an hour this time, a photo taken again then we were on our way.
After lunch ...
Well, we now reside full time in Townsville and have been busy job hunting and exploring what Townsville has to offer. There is Castle Hill just behind the CBD. Hill, my ****, Castle mountain more like it! I was getting altitude sickness just driving up it for the first (and last) time. Juls however just about tore apart the cars interior in sheer terror - NEVER AGAIN! But that said there were absolutely magnificent views of the city. It is 286m above ...
I headed up to Magnetic Island with Katie and Adam who I met on the Whitsundays sailing tour. They're out in Oz working, hopefully for a few years, and are travelling around to begin with to enjoy a bit of Australia before working. Magnetic Island is beautiful, peaceful and beautiful again! It's a tiny little island that you can drive around in about an hour, just off the ...