Our final stop prior to arriving in cairns was Townsville. I really enjoyed it here and loved the size of the place. Lots of walking around (as usual) helped us to explore this city. The walk along the promenade area was lovely and there were views across to Rainbow beach.
Whilst here we found a lovely brewery with a pub, where Allena enjoyed a paddle, which allowed her to sample all their beers and ales on tap. I personally wasn't a fan, but Allena enjoyed it anyway. We enjoyed a few games of pool, which actually saw me winning for a change.
Whilst here we visited the aquarium, which is the largest living coral reef aquarium. It was good to go round and see all the sealife and we even got to see sharks, which I haven't seen before. We were given a tour of the turtle hospital too.
Townsville, thankfully had better weather than previous places, so it was good to get out and about without an umbrella.
Well finally......next stop Cairns. I'm looking forward to settling down once we find an apartment, as staying in hostels can be pretty tiring. Looking forward to looking for work once we get settled again. Will be glad to finally finish our long bus journey as we have spent around 35 hours on buses........