16 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  9​h
1
Mission Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Townsville
— 6 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Arcadia, Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Mission Beach is known for beaches, adventure, wildlife, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Kennedy Walking Track.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mission Beach vacation planner.

Sydney to Mission Beach is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ingham.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Golden Gumboot
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of TYTO Regional Art Gallery, admire the sheer force of Jourama Falls, and make a trip to Mercer Lane Mosaic.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ingham day trip planner .

Drive from Mission Beach to Ingham in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ingham can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Ingham

Nature Parks Museums
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
TYTO Regional Art Gallery ©
TYTO Regional Art Gallery
Jourama Falls ©
Jourama Falls

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Do your shopping at The Drill Hall Studio and Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. Go for a jaunt from Townsville to Ayr to see Ayr Nature Display about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, pick up some local products at Riverway Moonlight Markets, buy something for everyone on your list at Woodlands Village Shopping Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Townsville online road trip planner .

Drive from Ingham to Townsville in 1.5 hours. In September in Townsville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Townsville

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ayr Nature Display
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The Strand ©
The Strand
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts ©
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

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Arcadia, Magnetic Island

Arcadia ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Geoffrey Bay and West Point.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arcadia attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Townsville to Arcadia. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay, West Point
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Arcadia Store ©
Arcadia Store