Sunday, 25 September 2011

Townsville Tourism

There is so much to see and do around Townsville - start planning your trip now.  We have added a Page Tab above with links to everything Tourism, so you can come back later.  In the meantime - pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and go on a tropical journey....

Castle Hill is a red rock monolith in the heart of Townsville offering panoramic views and a slice of military history.  A must to drive or walk up.

Billabong Sanctuary 

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Townsville Fishing Charters

Barrier Reef Dive & Cruise

Botanical Gardens

Hervey's Range Heritage Tea Rooms 

Galleries of Townsville  :


The majestic rainforest township of Paluma is located approximately 70km north of Townsville, nestled in the Paluma Range National Park at the southernmost end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Paluma is famous for its lush tropical rainforest, scenic lake, walking tracks, spectacular lookouts, creeks and swimming holes. An abundance of native flora and fauna, cool mountain climate and convenient lack of mobile phone coverage makes the Paluma region the perfect weekend escape. Travelling past Paluma through the Eucalyptus Grandis forest will take you to the small community of Hidden Valley, which by contrast to Paluma is set in a charming rustic bush setting.

Magnetic Island is a world heritage listed tropical island paradise.   It is separated from the mainland by an 8km stretch of water across Cleveland Bay.  Magnetic Island, better known as ‘Maggie’ to the locals, offers superb walking tracks for visitors and residents which weave through lush bushland with magnificent views of the coast. It is nestled in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is two-thirds protected national park.

The Northern Beaches stretch 60 km north of the city. Bushland, Saunders, Toolakea, Toomulla and Balgal beaches, estuaries and adjacent seas are an angler’s paradise. There is accommodation to suit every budget from high quality caravan parks to units and camping.



Mission Beach 

Great Tropical Drive

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Accommodation Options - Caravan Parks

Our Research Department has come up with some accommodation options:

Heading to Queensland

Central  Rowes Bay  07 4771 3576

Magnetic Gateway Holiday Village 07 4778 2412

Big 4 Townsville Woodlands Holiday Park - 548 Bruce HWY 07 4751 6955
Coconut Glen Van Village - 910 Ingham Rd  07 4774 5101
Coral Coast Tourist Park -  547 Ingham Rd Garbutt  07 4774 5205
Range Caravan Park 07 4773 2419 Herveys Range Rd. e:  
[Quilters shop onsite]

The Lakes Holiday Park - Cnr Hugh and Woolcock Sts Currajong 07 4725 1577
Walkabout Palms – 6 University Rd  07 4778 2480

Saturday, 17 September 2011


Welcome to our Blog: Southern Cross Quilters Retreat Townsville 2012 in the beautiful tropics of North Queensland.  Winter is when we know why we live in North Queensland. We would like to invite you to join us to experience it too.  Come along, enjoy your favourite obsession, catch up with old friends, make new ones, relax and just take it easy enjoying our tropical lifestyle.

Townsville is the largest city in North Queensland and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state with a population of more than 185,000.  It is characterized by its relaxed tropical lifestyle which is enhanced by the beauty and charms of the city’s surrounds. These include a myriad of experiences from the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Wet Tropics to the dirt and dust of the Australian outback.  We hope to you give you a taste of some of these experiences during the retreat…. but more about that later.

What do you need to do right now? Click on the tab above for your EOI form.  Print it and send it off with your $15 deposit.

Wanting to book your accommodation?  Click on the Accommodation tab above for details on the venue and how to book
What will the retreat offer?   All the usual good things:  workshops;  challenges;  Angels & Mortals, siggy squares;  dinners;  trips and entertainment.  We will post about these over the next few weeks.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to winter warmth in June/July 2012.

SCQ Townsville 2012 Committee