34 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

34 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

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34 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Ayr
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 9 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mission Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Charters Towers
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. Ayr is known for wildlife, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Ayr Nature Display, admire the masterpieces at Zaro Cultural Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ayr trip maker .

Melbourne to Ayr is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Ayr to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Home Hill
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Ayr Nature Display ©
Ayr Nature Display

9
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at The Strand, make a trip to Riverway, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tropical Queensland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ayr to Townsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Magnetic Island is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, explore the activities along Arthur Bay, explore the striking landscape of Magnetic Island National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Balding Bay.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island holiday builder .

Magnetic Island is very close to Townsville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for Mission Beach on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

5
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Step out of Mission Beach with an excursion to Tully Gorge National Park in Tully--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach, view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, don't miss a visit to Golden Gumboot, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ingham.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tully
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Skydiving

5
nights
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucinda (Absolute North Charters & Lucinda Jetty). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wallaman Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at TYTO Parklands, make a trip to Mercer Lane Mosaic, and take in the exciting artwork at TYTO Regional Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ingham road trip planner.

Drive from Mission Beach to Ingham in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lucinda
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters
Jourama Falls ©
Jourama Falls

5
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers is known for historic sites, shopping, wildlife, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Leahton Park, get great views at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre, take an in-depth tour of Assay Room and Mining Museum, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Miner's Cottage.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Charters Towers holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ingham to Charters Towers takes 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery ©
Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum