On Australia Day 26th January, 2014 we went on a mini journey. Our destination was Mt. Spec on the Paluma Range north of Townsville. You can read about it HERE.
On route we arrived at Rollingstone Creek about 55km north on the Bruce Highway, where pineapple farms border the road before the creek.
We took a right turn to a sealed road that leads to Balgal Beach (free camping and stinger enclosure). A pineapple farm has been on that corner for as long as I can remember and I wanted pineapples to photograph. There were long rows of healthy looking plants but no pineapples.
Returning to the highway we took the dirt road to the left and BINGO another farm with thousands of plants bearing pineapples.
A truck selling farm fresh pineapples, watermelons and pumpkins parks on the right of the highway just before the Balgal Road turnoff.
Farm fresh pineapples are so tasty and thirst quenching while a box of farm produce makes a great gift for family or friends.
Rollingstone Creek has deliciously cool freshwater swimming holes and a free camping area at Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park. Download the fact sheet HERE.
Eating pineapples and creek swimming at Rollingstone Creek are two iconic Townsville Experiences.
Turn left just over the bridge and follow the dirt track to the best water holes.