Australia’s Places

Cardwell

In Wednesdays post I mentioned that I had driven from Wallaman Falls, which is east of Ingham, to Cardwell on the coast. What I didn’t say though is that in doing that, I’d crossed from North Queensland into Far North Queensland. Or FNQ, as it is sometimes called. There, I’ve said it now. I did [...]

Cardwell to Cairns via Mission Beach and Etty Bay thumbnail

About an hour after leaving Wallaman Falls, driving along roads that looked something like this… I arrived at my final overnight stop off before picking up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport. Cardwell Cardwell, with a population of just 1176 as at the 2011 census, was by some distance the smallest town [...]

cow

It would have been very easy to have driven from Townsville to Cairns in a day, after all it’s only 350 kilometres or so. There were a few places I wanted to see though, so I decided to spit the journey into two with an overnight stop off in Cardwell. A quick look on any [...]

Castle hill

If you read Wednesdays post you will know that I did NOT Get Fit with the Castle Hill Workout, I drove my car up that hill. Here is a reminder of what that hill looks like… As I mentioned though, lots of people do walk up it and there are as many as 15 different [...]

Castle Hill

No, Castle Hill is not the name of the latest fitness guru or get fit fad. It’s an actual hill. Apparently, Castle Hill, which is in Townsville, is 286 metres above sea level. Or as we used to call it, 938 feet. That’s what makes it a hill. If it had been another 14 metres, [...]

Townsville

Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]

The Burdekin Region and Bowen in North Queensland: A Roundup thumbnail

In Monday’s post I gave you a glimpse of what you could expect from A Winter’s Day in Bowen, North Queensland. Let me take a quick moment to remind you of what winter in Bowen looks like… In that post I also explained how it appeared to me that every road in Bowen led to [...]

Burdekin

Having spent a couple of hours or so in Bowen admiring the beaches, I got back on the road to head further north as I continued my road trip. My next stop was to be in Townsville, a journey of 200 kilometres. Map courtesy of Google 200 kilometres of pretty much nothingness. I knew there [...]