I'm taking advantage of the cheap fares from NYC (finally!) to pop over to Oz for 6 1/2 days for some bonding time with my son this May (arr Sydney Sun am, leave Sat midday). I was hoping to catch a day shuttle to Townsville since my grandfather was from there (he was a member of the Lowth family - yup, the old hotle, those Lowths!) but I can't find a way to go up there early (like 6 am) and leave late (like 10 pm). Looks like if we go, we'd have to stay over.
Any ideas how to squeeze in Townsville into such a short trip? Or leave it until whenever we come again (like when my son gets a job and pays for me!).