Travel Blogs from Townsville
After looking through all of the tourist books and speaking
to numerous different people over the last few days we discovered that there
really wasn’t a lot of tourist things available to see or do in Townsville
apart from the Castle Hill lookout, the foreshore and water park, and the V8s.
Lucky for us (as we had booked 2 nights in Townsville) the V8s were on, so off
we headed to the races and to see a different track and catch up with friends
... There were many different animal encounters along this stretch of road
including brolgas, cows, kangaroos, cows, more goats, a few goannas, and a few
more cows! Amazingly arriving in Townsville by 8.30pm to set up the camper on
an unpowered site, having a shower and crashing out. 1270km for Day 2!
... at the park. Fri. Weather was not great and a bit windy but we decided to go out to Magnetic Island anyway. As soon as we got out of the harbour the boat started to rock and roll. I was glad it was only 5 ks out. Once we got to the island we got the bus to Horseshoe Bay which was protected from the wind and really nice we had a swim then lunch then went to explore the rest of the island. It is really a great place and would ...
... comes highly recommended...... Unfortunately, it was much too windy for diving, and the ocean visibility has been poor from recent storms and a relatively recent tropical cyclone. Next time! We didn't stop in Ayr.....but it is a very cute town..... However, we did succumb to the touristy stop in Bowen for a picture with 'The Big Mango'!!! First impressions of Townsville, meh...... Townsville wasn't quite what I expected ...
... we made a run for it back to Coral Lodge! Twenty minutes or so later we made it back completely soaked through!! We cooked up the sausages for lunch and relaxed in the lodge for the afternoon as the rain continued to pour down! Early evening we went for a little walk around the immediate area, just in case the rain came again. We admired the remarkable 'Castle Hill' (a near 300m high red hill) and the beautiful churches from ...