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Town Profile : Bowen

June 29th 2015

  We rolled into Bowen on a Saturday morning and after having breakfast on the Front Beach by the jetty, we went for a drive up to Flagstaff Hill for brilliant views of the town and surrounding islands off the …

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Towns of the Burdekin : Ayr & Home Hill

June 27th 2015

  The Burdekin region is located in the dry tropics of northern Queensland and was named by Ludwig Leichhardt after the woman who financed his expedition – Mary Burdekin.  The region considers itself to be the sugar capital of Australia, …

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Big Things : The Big Mango, Bowen QLD

June 25th 2015

  Bowen is Queensland’s mango capital and is known for the Kensington Pride, a variety of mango that is sweet and fleshy without the stringiness.  Therefore, it would be silly not to erect a 3 tonne, 10 metre high mango, …

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City Profile : Townsville

June 23rd 2015

  The largest tropical city in North Queensland, Townsville has a population of 200,000 people and an average of 300 sunny days per year.  While it’s a great tourism hotspot because of its access to Magnetic Island and the Great …

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Eating Out : Townsville Brewing Company

June 21st 2015

  In 2001, Townsville’s old Post Office building was redeveloped and turned into a restaurant, function centre and brewery.  The décor of the place croons smooth and classy with plush velour couches, baroque wallpaper, barrel lid tables and yellow felt …

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Things To Do In And Around Ingham

June 19th 2015

Don’t be fooled – this is not the place where all the chicken comes from!  Ingham isn’t really famous for anything other than the Tyto Wetlands and the ‘Pub with No Beer’.   Back in 1943, a pub called the …

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Natural Wonders : Crystal Creek

June 17th 2015

  Just over an hour’s drive north of Townsville is Paluma Range National Park and Crystal Creek, a mandatory stop for anyone travelling between Ingham and Townsville.   We visited Big Crystal Creek first and had tonnes of fun on …

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