Townsville to Brisbane "must sees"

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Spending a month on the road in July from Townsville to Brisbane and want to make sure we don’t miss anything “special” on the way.

I’ve already noted these
Airlie Beach and Whitsundays
Eungella NP west of Mackay
The gemfields around Emerald and Sapphire
Agnes Water and 1770
Burrum Heads and Hervey Bay
Moreton Island
The V8 race in Townsville

Surely some of you wise travellers know of that little town, that great waterfall, that out of the way National Park you could share.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:04
Michael
Being a Truckie I have travelled the Bruce Hwy many times, trouble is when working you see all the signs to various places but can't deviate , I have been to a few since in the 4x4 , Rainbow Beach , Burrum Coast National Park, St Lawrence, coffee at Tooloombah Creek, and other places too numerous to name , but yes the V8s will be a must . have a great time .

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:35

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:35
coffee at Tooloombah Creek????

Sorry Doug, you've lost me with that one...
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:54

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:54
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Tooloombah Creek is a roadhouse 34 Klms North of Marlborough, Some like it, some don't, but I have never gone past the place when it's open, bloke by name of Terry Burgess owns it and runs it, the last time I was there was about November 2007 .
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:45

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:45
Head over to Kroombit Tops for a look as well.

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Reply By: JustT - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:03

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:03
I would suggest cape palmerston NP south of Mackay. I spent a week there a few years back at clarke bay camping area, magic spot.

Watch the tides, and take some mozzie repellant.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:25

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:25
St Lawrence is a little coastal town that has opened up its polo ground with excellent amenities block to tourists to use for free. Locals welcome you into their community and show you good fishing, crabbing, birdwatching spots etc.
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:02

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:02
Cape Healsborough jusy North of Mackay near Airlie Beach is a nice quite spot , but I havent been there for 5 years
Also we enjoy staying at the Caravan Park at Cannia Gorge near Monto.Usually stop at the first park as its a bit more laid back
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Follow Up By: cackles - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:55

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:55
sorry to be a pedant on the spelling, however it's spelt cape hillsborough, just thought I'd make it esier to find on the map.
Beautiful beach there with some lovely walks too.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:37

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:37
G'day Michael, Magnetic Island was our highlight around Townsville, lovely secluded beaches & not too exy for a car on the ferry. The daytrip on the boat out of Cardwell was good, goes
to Hinchinbrook Island, walk along beach etc. Didnt go much on
Hamilton Island, bit of a wank for yuppies, & visually destroyed by
high rise. Cape Hillsborough Nat Park has nice camping just north
of Mackay.........enjoy....oldbaz.
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Reply By: George_M - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:53

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 15:53
If you're going to Hervey Bay, it would be a shame not to spend a day (or three) on Fraser Island.

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Reply By: Lotzi - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:18

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:18
G'day Michael O

If you do anything, Blackdown Tableland is a must, great spot.
Carnarvan Gorge, one of my favourites.
Going by the depth of knowledge on this site mate, you might need more than July...lol

Have a great time
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Follow Up By: deserter - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:14

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:14
Another vote for Carnarvon. It is just stunning. But you need to do a fair bit of walking.
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Reply By: bgreeni - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:43

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:43
Don't miss the beaches around Bowen. One of the few locations on the coast you can snorkel on coral reefs of the shore.

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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:53

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:53
Thanks team!

I think I'll have to approve an extra weeks leave for myself........
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