Townsville is the biggest city in tropical Australia. Still a sizeable port it boasts many attractive buildings from the boom years of gold in the late 19th century. The city is dominated
by Castle Hill around which it is built and the beautiful Magnetic Island lies close offshore.
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Hill from the southwest
Hill from the north
Burnoff near the city
It was a steep 250m (800ft)
Road west to Charters Towers and Mt Stewart
Marina and docks
More views from the north of the hill
City Centre - 10/6/08
Historic Queen's Hotel
Flinders St East, the oldest part of town
Old Post Office...
now The Brewery
Ross Creek from the ferry
A hike leads to WWII fortifications atop a hill
Remains of WWII camp
Well known area for spotting koalas
Artifical rock constructed for camoflage
Gun battery I
View from gun battery II
Remains of camoflage netting
Beware, cute koala pictures
Steep and windy road built to service the camp
We biked down to Florence Bay
Some interesting things to beware of!
New development at Nelly Bay
I liked the art in the ferry terminal
Return to Townsville on the ferry
Downtown and inner harbour
Views of the port
City Centre - 11/6/08
Tracy using the local art
In the N. Queensland museum: Tim helps out in a demo of firing a cannon...
Tracy gets imprisoned with the "Mutiny on the Bounty" mutineers...
Tim tries out the leg irons the mutineers were kept in
The old Kodak building is still a photo shop
Modern city centre
Stage on the main street
Old high school
Old Post Office
Historic swing bridge..
one of 6 in Australia, we saw another in Sale
Castle Hill from our campground
City Centre - 12/6/08