We have been to Townsville a few times now. This time around it was for personal reasons. Anyway, as we didn’t have our own car, so we couldn’t get around that much. During those short periods when we had mum’s car, we just did the basics like working out, (running along the Strand or walking the Castle Hill) , going to church, doing our grocery shopping, meeting up with family, or having our coffee out. The only time we were able to go out for half a day was on our last Sunday. We visited Paluma National Park.
This national park is situated 1.5hr away from Townsville. Surprisingly, nestled atop this rainforest is a village with, according to Wiki, a population of 68 (2016). Paluma has countless waterfalls, walking trails, waterholes, and crystal-clear creeks. Due to time constraints, we weren’t able to explore the trails we initially planned to explore, but, it was still a good half-a-day trip, and Little Crystal Creek was my favourite. 💚
Overall, despite not doing much, I enjoyed this city. It was like our break from our ‘holiday’. It was rest, and rest is always good.
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