Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef - Townsville to Mission Beach (PDF Chapter)
This is the Townsville to Mission Beach chapter from Lonely Planet’s East Coast Aus-tralia guidebook.
Spread out between the tourist darlings of Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands, this less-er-known, rainforested stretch of quiet, palm-edged beaches is where giant endangered casso-wary graze for seeds, and koalas nap in gum trees on turquoise encircled islands.
- launch to the quintessential tropical Queensland escape of Dunk Island
- veer wildly around white-water bends on Tully River
- search for the shy platypus in the winding trails of Paluma Range National Park
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Townsville & Around, Magnetic Island, Ingham & Around, Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Island, Tully, Mission Beach, Dunk Island, Innisfail & Around.