Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef - Townsville to Mission Beach (Chapter)
This is the Townsville to Mission Beach chapter from Lonely Planet’s Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef guidebook.
Townsville is a ‘real’ city with a pulse. Although North Queensland’s largest urban centre is often bypassed by visitors, it has a surprising number of attractions. Magnetic Island’s national park, beaches, walking trails and wildlife are a quick ferry ride away.
- hearing the story behind the ruined castles of Paronella Park on a day or night tour
- cheering on the Cowboys, North Queensland’s National Rugby League team, or National Basketball League team, the Crocodiles, in Townsville
- tackling the 32km-long Thorsborne Trail on pristine Hinchinbrook Island
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Townsville, Magnetic Island, Ayr & Around, Ingham & Around, Cardwell & Around, Hinchinbrook Island, Tully, Mission Beach, Dunk Island, Innisfail & Around.
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