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Travel Blogs from Townsville
massive fans of Outback Jacks – with the nicest chicken burgers in
Australia (based on a very small sample!) - and their chicken snitzel
with napolina sauce was especially yummy. They also do a lovely
pineapple/orange juice and lemonade – although their tap water
tastes quite funky...
is a lovely town, well worth a visit for a few days to soak up some
sun on the Strand or on Magnetic Island, for ...
... we went to the butterfly house!!) Oh and I was also wearing a ripped denim skirt which the snake decided to wrap his tail through one of the holes!! This provided much amusement for the park ranger and people waiting in line, oh yeah and Martin had a little chuckle too, while still managing to catch it on camera of course!!! Then it was martins turn to hold the snake, however the snake didn't seem to like martins denim skirt so ...
... road with us). Upon arrival at the top of this huge hill (it's only a few metres short of being a mountain), we were surprised by the fantastic panoramic views of the city.
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Decided to take a day trip over to Magnetic Island, which is only 8km from Townsville and have to say, is a little piece of hidden paradise. For $76 per family, we took the short ferry trip over to the Island, then risked our lives with the maniac local ...
... the sun gets too hot.
Recommend this as an overnight free stop!
Monday morning and we were the only campers departing and we had a very anxious couple lingering around us, waiting to grab our spot- a bit heavy handed we thought. Pulled out around 10.30am on a sunny warm morning and drove into Townsville to do some shopping before driving to Bowlin Green NP just south of Townsville.
... it didnt take long to work out why they had vacancies! I think last nights free camp had better facilities!!! Anyway we set up and went off to explore Townsville. First stop as usual was the information centre in town to find out the local things to do and see. After grabbing another load of brochures and area maps we took a walk though town window shopping. We then went to Reef HQ which is like Aqua in Perth. There were ...