These photos are just a quick trip around the city. Above is the view from their balcony.
The most distinctive feature of Townsville is Castle Hill, quite literally in the middle of the city. In the early mornings & late afternoons, it seems that almost everyone is walking up or down the hill! Here's the view from the top, out towards Magnetic Island.
We walked it on Sunday morning before breakfast.
Just a 20minute ferry ride away is gorgeous Magetic Island, named by Capt. Cook in 1770. We spent the day over there yesterday, doing a bit of bushwalking and relaxing! Here's the view from the ferry, back to Townsville.
Below is Alma Bay.
Some of the beautiful lichen-covered boulders scattered through the hilly interior of Magnetic Is. is pictured above.
Townsville also played a significant role in World War 2. A post about that history is 'coming soon'!
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