Travel: Townsville Snapshot
Townsville snapshot – one of the largest cities in Northern Queensland, Townsville has a population of around 200K. It’s a delightful city with so much to do! Museums, The Strand, and hikes. Okay, let’s check out some photos!
We had an awesome time hiking up Castle Hill, but it was tough. See that photo above – we climbed that! So many stairs – over 500 of them. We hiked up, walked down, then hiked up the other side and walk down where we first entered. Such a beautiful way to see the city and people watch! We hiked around 4pm, so we came across many locals on their after work, pre-dinner workout sessions. It was neat.
Another popular place is The Strand. It’s a main area along the coast full of beaches, fun restaurants, and activities such as playgrounds and mini water parks. We rented paddleboards and enjoyed the warm wind. Then we walked the area a bit and took in all that Townsville has to offer – the birds, the people, and some of the best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had!
The pizza?! I know. One of my favourite things to do when traveling is checking out local well rated restaurants. The place we got out takeaway pizza from was a family run place with the chef having grown up in Italy. So good!
We also enjoyed the Museum of Tropical Queensland and throughly enjoyed our visit, especially the hands-on science and riddle section. It reminded us of the Science Museum in Hong Kong. The Museum of Tropical Queensland had some interesting exhibits from lost ships to the Great Barrier Reef. It was informative for sure!
Also, I’ll give you a sneak peek of our visit to the animal sanctuary – quite the adventure.
Well, there you have it – a little snapshot into our four days in Townsville. A must see if you’re exploring Queensland, especially if you’re looking for good pizza (gluten free or not!).
Thanks for stopping by – see you again soon!