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 do a Budget Travel Review of the Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre outside of the Sunshine Coast some 1300km to the […]

Palm Creek Folk Festival Townsville

Updated April 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 will loom fast on the calendar and thoughts will turn to romance. 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 Point […]

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 […]

Get your Hoi Polloi on in Denham Lane Townsville

I am a sucker for ambience. Well who isn’t?  But it has to be the right kind of ambience and I like the brand that Hoi Polloi Coffee Shop dishes up.  The shop is at the Denham Lane or back entrance of Agora House (1910) which fronts Flinders Street East. If you took our table […]

About Townsville Alligator Creek Reflections

About Townsville? This is the first post under the banner of About Townsville which has replaced the old Tuesday in Townsville. I’m busy posting photos under the hashtag #AboutTownsville on Instagram, facebook and twitter. You can read previous posts about Townsville HERE. Hot and Humid Since the two recent Queensland cyclones have passed – one to […]

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 […]

This Tuesday in Townsville we are Swimming in Paradise

Would you like to swim in Paradise? Yes? Then follow the Bruce Highway north from Townsville or South from Ingham and turn off at the Frosty Mango. Paradise Waterhole is a deep long pool situated in Big Crystal Creek. We like to swim in Paradise on Australia Day, the 25th January, but this year we were […]