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Travel Blogs from Townsville
End of the term; holidays have begun and no doubt most of you are excited for sleep ins and beautiful weather.
We are also looking forward to that but generally we are filled with a little sadness that our family trip is just about over. I think all in all, we have enjoyed hanging out with each other every day and the idea of the morning rush, going our separate ways each morning and then the ...
We had two nights and a day in Charters Towers - nice place - bigger than expected - history dating back to the gold discovery and markets itself accordingly - it even had a stock exchange in the 1800's. Lovely main street with lots of old buildings. We shopped and had a look around - visited the Burdekin Weir which is the town water supply and checked out the golf club (nice looking green course). We tried to visit the lookout but ...
... not what I had hoped for. It is a sprawling, flat, industrial/services based town. It is the largest city in tropical Queensland with about 200 000 residents. Townsville is not a pretty place.....until you check it out from Castle Hill! Castle Hill is a heritage listed 286m high pink granite monolith (apparently is just short of being called a mountain). You can either walk (or run) up the road or hike up the 'goat track' ...
The sky looks brighter, but some clouds roll in, but there are breaks between them. Checked out and went to the beach area for some shopping and take in the outdoor market which was in full swing. Lots of wonderful things there - jewelry, clothing, art fresh veggies, fruit, ice drinks and hot food as well as massage and the prices seemed pretty good - no bargains though. It was very busy. There was live entertainment - ...
We had left ourselves quite a daunting distance to cover over the first two days, so we could make it to Airlie Beach and Fraser Island for the two tours that we wanted to do. This meant that despite arriving at 11pm last night, we were back on the road by 9am. To make matters worse, the illness that I had felt stirring in Cairns had now taken full effect. We drove out of Townsville and intended to grab some breakfast on this way out of town. We didn't see anywhere ...
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6 - 8 Victoria St, Townsville | 4 star motelfrom $100
147-149 Stuart Drive, Townsville | Motelfrom $96
2 Rose Street North Ward, Townsville | Motelfrom $82
15 - 19 Victoria Street, Townsville | Motelfrom $87
66 The Strand, Townsville | Motelfrom $112
117 The Strand, Townsville | Motelfrom $93
72-74 Bowen Rd. Rosslea, Townsville | Motelfrom $98
51 The Strand, Townsville | Motelfrom $99
12 Bowen Road, Rosslea, Townsville | Motelfrom $85
106 Bowen Road, Townsville | Motelfrom $87