When we reached Townsville, we reached the north-east coast of Queensland, yeah!!! This meant sea breezes, cooler temperatures and a lot less dust. Heaven!
Townsville is a city! It’s next to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef and is in the dry tropics of Queensland. Our visit here was for a few days and this is part of what we saw…
At the Abell Point Marina, there were pleasure crafts to suit all pockets…
The theme here is: you’ve guessed it – water, water, water 🙂
So you see, Airlie Beach is suitable for all age groups as long as you love water. From there too, you can catch a tour to any of the islands you heart desires.
From there we travelled to Mackay – now that’s the heart of the sugar cane country. I must admit I loved seeing the lush green fields after travelling through the drought stricken centre.
We then made our way to the Eungella National Park area where we saw some beautiful sites and wild life. We were quiet and patient waiting for the platypus to come out and play, but it was worth it 🙂
We also had to sneak around so we wouldn’t frighten this Goanna. I would have missed him if it wasn’t for Mr Oz who loves and knows all things in nature 🙂
Araulen Cascades were beautiful in the NP and although the pool was numbing cold, it didn’t stop Mr Oz getting in or this Mum from jumping.
All that made us hungry, so we headed for the Historic Eungella Chalet which has stunning views overlooking the Pioneer Valley.
We had a beautiful meal there and it was all the more special because they cater for Gluten Free clients. Magic!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s travel and for now, our journey continues…
I’ll keep writing to a minimum and give you links to places so it’s easy reference for you to look up if you’re interested in a particular location.
As we’re travelling around Australia for X amount of months, I’ll keep the Hump Day Post (HDP) (on Wednesdays) for our journey and will continue to take part in the Weekly Photo Challenge (on Saturdays/Sundays) – where possible. I’ll repeat this every week, just in case you’ve just joined me 🙂