must see places Townsville Cairns area?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 08:56
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I am planning a trip along the coast from Gladstone to the Townsville Cairns Atherton Tablelands area in May and would be interested to hear what are considered "must see" sights for this area. I hope to check out a few national parks along the way.

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Rockape - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 09:37

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 09:37
research these if you have a 4wd.

Mt Morgan- south/west of Rocky.

St Lawrence, turn left off the highway and go over the range to the old Sarina/ Marlborough Rd and onto Mackay

Eungella- west of Mackay. Go up the old logging track. Turn left at Pinnacle towards Septimus. You may need local knowledge to find the entrance road.
At Eungella, turn down Diggings road to Broken River.

Burdikin dam, go up from Ayr to Ravenswood then onto the dam.

Wallaman Falls, south west of Ingham. Longest drop in Australia.

Cardwell/ Lucinda, take a trip over to Hinchinbrook island.

Cardwell/ Kennedy, turn left at Kennedy and up to Blenco falls, then if you want to go on to Mt Garnet and onto Cairns that way.

Mt Mulligan, west of Mareeba, site if Australias worst mine disaster.

There are many more, these are just some.

Have a good trip
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:37

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:37
Paluma / Hidden Valley .... NthWest of T'ville ( bit yuppified these days tho.)

and west of there to the Lynd.

Various loops can be done to the NthEast to get back to the Bruce Highway or down to Charters Towers.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:38

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:38
If you have kids under the teenage yrs, the free water park on the Strand in Townsville is a must see and do when up that way. Kids love it.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:26

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:26
We enjoyed Cape Hillsborough National Park, Hinchinbrook day cruise, Paronella,
Magnetic Island, Kuranda train & gondola day trip, Airlie Beach, day trip to
Cape Tribulation. cheers...oldbaz.
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