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The lovely Townsville

Completely cleaned out the van this morning and did a lot of re-organising and it now looks as good as new, before Beth took us out to check out Townsville. First stop was to Castle Hill and we took the easy option of driving up trying to avoid hitting the masses of locals on a keep fit regime...

permalink written by  chrischarly on November 3, 2011 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly Down Under



Townsville

Sun.27th Took the shuttle into town,10 mins.There is a market every Sunday and I walked around.Homemade baked goods,clothes and trinkets.Heat and humidity almost unbearable.Took the shuttle back to the ship. The main campus of the University of Brisbane is here.

permalink written by  edoyle on February 27, 2011 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: World Cruise



Australian Animals

When entering an Australian port, we are reminded each time that no food, plants, animals, meats, etc. may be brought ashore (they call it a quarantine). To ensure that this law is not broken a professsionally trained sniffing beagle dog, affectionately known as the beagle brigade, checks...

permalink written by  rcodel on February 27, 2011 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011



A not-so-great wwoof experience

From Mission Beach we moved on, excited to meet our next wwoof host in Townsville. The book entry for the host (who is going to remain nameless because... well, read on) described a country acreage set up for horses, goats, with work including weeding and whatever needed doing. It sounded...

permalink written by  LizIsHere on July 15, 2010 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: New Zealand & Australia 2010



THE FIRST SHAKEDOWN

2 days of travelling completed but not without a few things going wrong, we left Townsville at 9.00am heading for Rattlesnake Island which is only 18 Nautical miles, Upon recieving the weather forcast earlier that day once we were halfway out Coastguard gave out a strong wind warning for the...

permalink written by  Nightmoves on April 19, 2010 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Robbie and Tess around Australia



Time to leave Airlie Beach

It's been a week since Nightmoves landed me safely in Townsville, the trip up from Airlie Beach was fairly sedate, I had an escort to the eco resort at the bottom of Glousester Island in the form of the Ardvarkians (Pete and Merralyn on thier Gulfstar 46). We both anchored up and headed for the...

permalink written by  Nightmoves on April 11, 2010 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Robbie and Tess around Australia



Getting started

Getting started was and is the most time consuming and money burning activity, for one you have to have a capable vessel that can handle the rigors of the ocean also comfortable enough to spend hours dozing and relaxing. With Nightmoves she fulfills all the criteria needed for a safe and...

permalink written by  Nightmoves on January 30, 2010 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Robbie and Tess around Australia



Magnetic Island

Hi there... At this moment I'm waiting for my ferry back to main land... Magnetic island is an very nice tropical Island.. Nice people nice nature.. Hired a shooter for 2 day's and drove all over the island.. I slept in the most cheap bungalow... With allkinds of wild...

permalink written by  Kristian Kossen on August 30, 2008 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Trip around the world



Townsville

Hi there! How'r you doing to day sir.... (I'm getting sick of every body asking me) :-) At this moment I've spent two night's in Townsville. One night in the Ibis beach resort and one night in the regdys beachclub hotel. (Both very nice) Bought an ozzy Mobile phone: +61(0) 414 324...

permalink written by  Kristian Kossen on August 27, 2008 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Trip around the world



Obligatory East Coast Adventure: Day 5

Ok so Townsville. Its very nice but at the end of the day there's fuck all to do but gaze wistfully over at Magentic Island then proceed to book a trip there. It's also a Proper Town, more so than Cairns. Cairns is still very touristy, you can get away with lounging around the lagoon in the...

permalink written by  Koala Bear on November 2, 2007 from Townsville, Australia
from the travel blog: Sod Off Great Big Mission Round Oz



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