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Townsville- worth the visit?

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Townsville- worth the visit?

My boyfriend & I will be driving from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in May & have 9 nights for the journey. We plan to stay in Port Douglas for 3 nights which is a definite, then planned a night in Mission Beach, 2 nights in Townsville & 3 in Airlie Beach before we hand the at back & get the ferry across to Hamilton Island.

Neither of us have been to Australia before so we have simply guessed the best places to stop off at just by looking at a map & picking places that are evenly spaced out, but could anyone recommend any better stops from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach? Is there a lot to do & see in Townsville, or would it be better to distribute the nights at each place differently? If anyone has any recommendations on how to do the drive differently then that would be fantastic!

The only thing we have booked so far are the flights which we land in Cairns on the 22nd May, and fly out to Sydney from Hamilton Island on 3rd June so everything in between is sill in early planning stages!

Many thanks

Jane

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How many accounts/user names do you have Sarah P?

You don't think people notice the OP of a thread changing completely?

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KVE its a laugh when they use the same picture as well..!

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I especially like the bit where Jo knows to call Saztvl 'Sarah'. It's not mentioned anywhere in the post by Saztvl.

Isn't using multiple screen names against TA guidelines and considered inappropriate content?

Wondering how she knew her name?

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Townsville is definitely worth a visit. We visit once a year & I never get tried of it. There is heaps to do & see around the region too. Magnetic Island is a must do if visiting Townsville.

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Eva, Saztvl/Sarah changed her screen name, when Jo posted, she was Sarah P. I think it's a coincidence the avatars are the same, they are generic.

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Oh, OK. Fair nuff.

I didn't know you could change your screen name. I once tried and was told by TA it couldn't be done.

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I'm pretty sure her name was listed as "Sarah P" when I made that post, even though it isn't now....

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