If you want to beat the heat in Townsville and don’t feel like heading to the beach, nothing will cool you off faster than heading to Riverway Lagoons. This great collection of free swimming pools along the Ross River make a great day out with the family or as a way to enjoy a nice water workout in the dedicated swim lanes.
Whether you love the outdoors or you love getting into shape, tackling Castle Hill will give you one of the best views of the city and nearby Magnetic Islands. This large, pink granite monolith is viewable from everywhere in the city and is one of Townville’s best known landmarks.
West of Townsville and just off of Flinders Highway (Stuart Drive) lies Mount Stuart. The picturesque 9 kilometer winding drive up the rugged mountainside is a local favorite and you’ll find runners, bicyclists and hikers making their way to the summit year round.
At the Rotary Lookout, there’s a nice picnic area with bbq’s overlooking Townsville, Cleveland Bay and the Magnetic Islands…
About a four hour’s drive from Townsville, Cape Hillsborough National Park is a ruggedly beautiful place. The park’s famous for its gorgeous natural rocky beaches, and is a great place to get back in touch with nature. Photo by Rob and Stephanie Levy on Flickr.
You can find cute, koalas, kangaroos and all sorts of other wildlife at Townsville’s Billabong Sanctuary. Photo by Dan on Flickr.
Australia’s coastline is around 16,000 miles ( 25,760 km) in length, and Australia is home to some of the world’s best islands, so it’s no wonder that the country has some of the best aquariums in the world. Here are five of Australia’s best aquariums. The Aquarium of Western Australia (Perth) Just outside of Perth,The Aquarium […]
Magnetic Island lies a short 8 km off Townsville’s shore in Cleveland Bay. The island is only 52 km², with slightly over 2,000 permanent residents.