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Townsville and North Queensland Drive Itinerary
5 Days  / 270 Kilometres



Description

The Townsville and North Queensland Drive itinerary is the perfect relaxed touring option to experience the Tropical North - all within easy driving distances from the centre of Townsville. It combines the best the North has to offer. Your drive will take in everything from a tropical city experience and outback history to island and reef experiences.

Castle Hill Lookout - View from Townsville to Magnetic Island
Castle Hill Lookout - View from Townsville to Magnetic Island


Journey Details

Duration5 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance270 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of Travel4x4
Bicycle
Bus
Car
Caravan
Motorcycle
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - 1

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Activities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Townsville and North Queensland Drive Itinerary Full Itinerary

Townsville to Charters Towers Return

Travelling along the Flinders Highway from Townsville's Central Business District in a westerly direction toward Charters Towers.


Route Details

Distance: 270 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: Return

Experiences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Outback
    Outback
  • Reef
    Reef
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 1




Driving Directions

1 - Townsville to Charters Towers Return
Start from:LOT 190 Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale QLD 4814, Australia
End at:LOT 2 Tamara Road, Charters Towers QLD 4820, Australia
Distance:135 km
Duration:1 hour 35 mins
Directions:
  1. Head south on Murray Lyons Cres
  2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Murray Lyons Cres
  3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Mervyn Crossman Drive
    Go through 1 roundabout
  4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Stuart Drive
    Go through 1 roundabout
  5. Continue onto National Highway A6
  6. Turn left to stay on National Highway A6 (signs for Hughenden/Clermont/A6)
  7. Turn right onto Drew St
  8. Take the 1st left toward Duke St
  9. Continue straight onto Duke St
  10. Continue onto Wellington Rd
  11. Turn left onto Mackereth Rd
  12. Continue onto Tamara Rd

Other Information


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

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