Townsville is a vibrant region that encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged Outback and country terrain. Appreciate the beauty of the city and nearby Magnetic Island from Castle Hill, the mountain that gives Townsville a unique appeal. But the charm of this lovely region expands further from the city of Townsville… head in any direction and you’ll be rewarded. The Great Barrier Reef sprawls to the east, the Outback beckons west, islands and rainforest entice to the north while sugar cane and mango farming communities await in the south. The Townsville region’s national parks are home to rare butterflies and
The Historic Ambulance Centre dates back to 1903 and was restored and reopened to the public 100 years from its first opening. The centre was the first ambulance station outside of Brisbane and houses a wonderful collection of vehicles, uniforms and an enormous number of log books recording the cases treated by ambulance officers during the past 100 years. The centre is open on Sundays and at other times by appointment.
Jambal walk, Wet Tropics Great Walk Grade: difficult. Distance: 20.6 kilometres return. Time: two days. The Jambal walk is for experienced, self-sufficient hikers. It follows the Juwun walk through open forest and into the Herbert River Gorge. Walkers then camp overnight at the Blanket Creek bush camp before returning the same way. Walk times are approximate only. They are based on an average walker travelling in good conditions. You will need to adjust these times to suit your group’s level of experience and fitness. The times are for walking only. Remember to allow plenty of extra time for rest stops,