Days 6 – 7 Mission Beach
Distance: 139km / 87 miles
Collect your motorhomes and start your journey south, perhaps make a stop at the Babinda Bakery for a coffee and a cream bun, from here you can also visit Babinda Boulders which are scattered along the Babinda Creek, there’s a beautiful swimming hole and at the nearby Josephine Falls there’s a 750m rainforest walk with several lookouts along the way.
Mission Beach is actually four separate towns that are spread along the 14km stretch of palm-fringed-beach, despite its popularity, the town has retained its dreamy, laid-back vibe and the welcoming locals are never outnumbered by its visitors.
Days 8 – 9 Townsville
Distance: 235km / 147 miles
Today’s drive will take you through the heart of Queensland’s sugar cane industry, make a stop in Ingham to view one of the largest sugar cane mills in Australia. The stunning green landscapes surrounding Ingham are also a bird lover’s paradise, with more than 245 species residing in the TYTO wetlands.
Townsville is in the dry tropics’ region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, home to a sea turtle hospital and plenty of other attractions.