35 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

35 days in Townsville North Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Townsville North Queensland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Townsville, Bus to Charters Towers
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Charters Towers
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ayr
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ingham
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 4 nights
Drive to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Magnetic Island
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Townsville
— 10 nights
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Charters Towers

— 5 nights
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park, contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade, get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum, and get great views at Towers Hill Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charters Towers online trip builder.

Sydney to Charters Towers is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Ayr.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Ayr

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Zaro Cultural Gallery, see the interesting displays at Ashworth's Treasures of the Earth, and take in the exciting artwork at Ayr Nature Display.

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Drive from Charters Towers to Ayr in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ayr are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Ingham on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Ayr

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ingham

— 5 nights
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ingham: Lucinda (Absolute North Charters & Lucinda Jetty). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jourama Falls, shop like a local with TYTO Regional Art Gallery, make a trip to Mercer Lane Mosaic, and grab your bike and head to TYTO Parklands.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ingham trip planning tool.

Getting from Ayr to Ingham by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ingham can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mission Beach

— 4 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Take a break from Mission Beach with a short trip to Tully Gorge National Park in Tully, about 56 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mission Beach, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, get some jogging in at Kennedy Walking Track, and take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip planning website.

You can drive from Ingham to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Magnetic Island

— 5 nights
Magnetic Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, look for gifts at Arcadia Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Point, and play a few rounds at Magnetic Island Country Club.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip builder app.

Getting from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Townsville on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Townsville

— 10 nights
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, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at The Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Crystal Creek, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Sanctuary, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip website.

Getting from Magnetic Island to Townsville by ferry takes about an hour. In April in Townsville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife