In these pages, you will find the history and current information on the following destinations and the regions including and between, Agnes Water/1770, Rockhampton, Mackay, Charters Towers, Whitsunday's and Townsville.,
Townsville: The coastal city of Townsville served as a base for Australian and American troops during World War II and bravely fought off Japanese bombs to preserve its beauty. Townsville’s pleasant climate, natural wonders and quiet cosmopolitan air draw may international and local tourists. Tourists visit the stunning Magnetic Island to explore its wildlife, flora and fauna, and also to make the most of the excellent angling opportunities that the island offers. Reef diving at the legendary Yongala Wreck and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef on the east is extremely popular. Exploratory SUV tours to lush rainforests, waterfalls, and farmland also offer an opportunity to appreciate the abundant natural beauty of this region. Home to a number of bars, shopping centres and restaurants, Townsville’s modern-day atmosphere is also a hit with tourists.
Whitsunday Islands: The Whitsunday Islands were named by Captain James Cook as he passed through this archipelago on Whit Sunday, the 7th day after Easter Sunday. Drawing more than 500,000 tourists each year, Whitsundays is the perfect haven for water activities like snorkelling, sailing and fishing. From serving as a romantic getaway to a great vacation spot for families and the average traveller looking to experience the majestic Great Barrier Reef and its marine life, Whitsundays has emerged as a premier vacation destination Down Under.
Some useful tips for anyone visiting the sunshine state of Queensland It is not mandatory to leave a tip for restaurant services in Queensland. But it has become common to tip waiters for good service rendered in restaurants; so the choice is yours. Queenslanders are very sociable and more informal in their interactions. This can be observed in their behaviours, attitudes and dressing style. Sports are a popular and a favourite pastime, with cricket and rugby topping the list. Medical services in Queensland are top-notch. However, travellers are advised to have sufficient insurance as medical costs can be quite expensive. If you are a UK national, emergency medical treatment in hospitals is free of cost as Australia has a bilateral health agreement with the UK. It is suggested that you check the immunization/vaccination requirements (if any) required for your Queensland trip.
Mackay: Australia’s sugar capital, with its excellent tropical climate, colonial architecture and natural attractions, is one of Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations. Whether it is soaking up the history of Queensland’s oldest settlements like Nebo and Clermont, lounging on the pristine Cape Hillsborough beaches and catching a glimpse of wild wallabies, or snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, a fun and exciting time is guaranteed. Finch Hatton Gorge and Eungella National Park are the most-visited attractions of Mackay, and thronged by visitors from all over the world. Mackay is a cultural hub, being home to art galleries and vibrant markets where you can shop for fresh produce and local crafts.