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Townsville Travel Guide: 81 reviews and 149 photos
Townsville is situated about 450 kilometres north of Mackay and about the same distance from Cairns in the north. It is quite a large town that just keeps getting bigger...and it's the home of our much loved Cowboys. The central Queensland football [Rugby League ] team that just get better and better.
The town itself is pleasant enough but the countryside around it hasn't much beauty. Nothing but dead grass, rocks and dirt. Just brown, brown and more brown...everywhere.
It is a harsh climate up there. The heat in summer is unbearable and they don't get much rain which explains the barren countryside.
Temperatures get well into the upper thirties with high humidity...all day long!
It really is a hot climate...just recently it has been proven that you can get sunburnt in 6 minutes!...and I believe it too!
You would never survive a summer in Townsville without an airconditioner in your house...most homes have them.
Of course with all that heat and sunshine you get to enjoy beach life and activities. There aren't a lot of beaches but along the Strand there are some lovely ones and where you can get amongst it. They are set out well with lovely parks and walkways attached.
- Pros:Large vibrant town. Very tropical, very sunny and lots to do.
- Cons:The heat! Especially in summer!
- In a nutshell:If it wasn't so hot and dry I could really get to like it.
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