North QLD Road Trip – Route 1: Townsville – Bramston Beach

Townsville city.

Townsville city.

We made this trip on Christmas vacation last year when we first moved up to North QLD. Starting from Townsville – capital of North QLD, we followed Bruce Highway to drive to up north. We drove through several small towns called Ingham, Cardwell, Innisfail before reaching to Cairns. We continued the journey to Daintree by following Captain Cook Highway and visited Port Douglas, Mosman on the way. We finished the trip in 5 days and came back home on the day before New Year Eve. That was the longest road trip that our family have ever done. But it was fantastic and we did enjoy the scenery as well as discover the wonderful tropic land.

Townsville to Bramston Beach

Townsville to Bramston Beach

Main street in Ingham.

Main street in Ingham.

Cardwell

Cardwell

Cardwell Post Office

Cardwell Post Office

Tully - The wettest town in Australia.

Tully – The wettest town in Australia.

We saw a wild cassowary on the way to Misson Beach.

We saw a wild cassowary on the way to Misson Beach.

Misson Beach

Misson Beach

A big Cassowary Statue in front of Misson Beach Shopping Village.

A big Cassowary Statue in front of Misson Beach Shopping Village.

Wall painting at Rest Room in Flying Fish Point.

Wall painting at Rest Room in Flying Fish Point.

Famous Flying Fish Point Cafe.

Famous Flying Fish Point Cafe.

Beautiful tropical beach at Flying Fish Point.

Beautiful tropical beach at Flying Fish Point.

Getting into Innisfail town.

Getting into Innisfail town.

A suburb in Innisfail.

A suburb in Innisfail.

Halfway through.

Halfway through.

Josephine falls.

Josephine falls.

Water hole below for swimming.

Water hole below for swimming.

Bramston Beach.

Bramston Beach.

We decided to stop at Bramston Beach to make an easy drive tomorrow to Cairns and 5 hours on and off the car was also enough travel for  my daughter. We stayed at Bramston Beach Resort for a transit night. Nothing flash on the beach, we went for walk on the sand and picked up some seashells for our little girl. Then my husband told me about a beautiful Coconut Plantation Camping Site where his family camped for years ago but he didn’t remember exactly where it was. Luckily we have talked to the carer of a caravan park near there and she showed us the way to go. But it was a shame when we got there, now that place is just a fallow land, not a coconut plantation any more. We can see the ruins from camping site with BBQ area, bath area as well as some old camping huts.

That was our first route on the journey up to North QLD. Stay tune for more photos and stories during our road trip.

* Thoa Read *

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2 thoughts on “North QLD Road Trip – Route 1: Townsville – Bramston Beach

  1. Thanks for the look at a part of the world I haven’t visited – I want to even more now! You might also enjoy my 90-day road trip following the entire Mississippi River from the headwaters to the Gulf (90 days because that is how long it takes a single drop of water to make that trip). Check out “Roadtripping with a Raindrop” at http://www.gayleharper.wordpress.com

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