Townsville

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Billabong Sanctuary

    Today we spent our day visiting the Billabong Sanctuary, just a few minutes south of Townsville. We first were greeted by “Goliath” the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity in the Northern Territory at the time. He measured 5.2 metres long…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Paluma

    Today we decided to drive to Paluma, which is just north of Townsville. When I was a kid I remember camping at Paluma on school camp. Along the way we stopped at Little crystal creek and took some photos. The…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    The Strand

    It has been over 10 years since I last visited Townsville and a lot has changed in that time. One of those things is the Strand. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much the Strand has been transformed. From…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Barra Fun Park

    Today I took the older boys out to a Barramundi fishing park. It didn’t take long for the fish to start biting. Declan was the first to catch a fish. Ben caught his fish a few minutes later. He was…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Castle Hill & Pallarenda Beach

    No trip to Townsville would be complete without visiting Castle Hill. Today we travelled up to Castle Hill to see the views of Townsville. Over towards the south-east (Railway Estate) we could see and clearly hear the roar of the…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Magnetic Island

    One of my fondest memories of Townsville is when we would take Dad’s boat over to Magnetic Island for the day. I was really looking forward to showing the kids the island, seeing it myself, and if anything had changed,…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Airlie Beach

    We only spent one night in Airlie Beach and that was probably enough to see everything we wanted to see. While the place is essentially a tourist focused town, we felt that families had been completely left out of that…

  • Australia,  Townsville,  2014,  Holidays

    Townsville 2014

    Today we set off for our 2 week long camping road trip to Townsville. Belinda and the kids had never been to Townsville before, and so it was exciting to show them around the places where I grew up. Our…