8 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

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

1
night
Arcadia, Magnetic Island

Arcadia ©
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arcadia online route planner .

Sydney to Arcadia is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Arcadia to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
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.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Strand, take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arcadia to Townsville. In August in Townsville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ingham.

Things to do in Townsville

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

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night
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Broadwater National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wallaman Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ingham trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Townsville to Ingham takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ingham can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Ingham

Nature Parks
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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nights
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 21st (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Ingham to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Golden Gumboot
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Skydiving
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours