Fun Things to do in Townsville Australia and Magnetic Island

Australia is a wonderfully diverse island continent with a seemingly endless list of itinerary worthy sights. There is no better way to find an authentic local experience than by visiting a thriving regional destination like Townsville, Queensland. We were born, married and became parents in this North Queensland city. Living in North Queensland for so […]

Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village – A Budget Travel Review

This week, six months after our move south, we’ve returned to our home-town to visit family and attend the annual Palm Creek Folk Festival. This gave us the perfect opportunity to stay at and review Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre outside of the Sunshine Coast some 1300km to the south. It shelters in […]

Palm Creek Folk Festival Townsville

Updated August 2018. Each year we make the 1250 km road trip north from Coolum Beach to attend the Palm Creek Folk Festival in North Queensland. We usually drive the Bruce Highway and free camp along the way. You might like to read about Free and Low Cost Camping on the Bruce Highway here. Palm […]

Best Kissing Spots in Townsville

When the Christmas parties are over and Easter Bunny has prematurely offloaded his eggs, February 14th looms fast and our thoughts turn to romantic things to do in Townsville. I’m prepared and willing to share…   Townsville’s Best Kissing Spots! [pinit] Street Art in the laneway beside Janine’s Cake Art, Tavern St, Kirwan.   Kissing […]

Five ways to beat the heat in Townsville North Queensland

It’s no secret that Australian Summers are hot and where we live in Townsville North Queensland that is definitely the case. With temperatures etched into the 30’s and a humidity (85%) that looks better as a test result, I’ve decided to share five of my favourite ways to beat the heat. We’ve used these tips […]

All About Strand Ephemera Townsville a Townsville Art Exhibition

  We love to travel but when we are not, we’re having fun in the sun in Townsville Australia. As I wrote this post the temperature range was 17 to 26 degrees Celsius – a not unusual Winter’s day in Townsville North Queensland. Perfect outdoorsy weather to whisk our Kiwi visitors off to Strand Ephemera […]

Alligator Creek Townsville Reflections

About Townsville? Alligator Creek Townsville reflections is the first post under the banner of About Townsville which replaced our Tuesday in Townsville segment. Read other Townsville HERE. Best Time to Visit Townsville and Alligator Creek In summer (November to April) the weather can be stinking hot here in Townsville, especially if there has been a cyclone […]

About Townsville

The Budget Travel Talk segment  Tuesday in Townsville  has had a change of name.   Let me know what you think about the new About Townsville Facebook Page  and remember to  Like It  if you do!   Mid January saw Townsville temperatures in the mid thirties, humidity in the high nineties and the Ross River […]