Panoramas from Mount Stuart

Three months ago I spent a morning on Mt Stuart and came home with new perspectives on familiar Townsville locations. Last weekend I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with friends on a slightly different part of the mountain, and came home with another set of views.

We were hanging round on cliffs which look towards Cape Cleveland and Magnetic Island. For much of the time we were on a ledge only a couple of metres wide, with cliffs above us (on the right of my first photo) and beneath us.

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The view towards Mt Elliott

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Cape Hillsborough revisited

Cape Hillsborough near Mackay is a favourite holiday destination for the very good reason that it’s magically beautiful. We’ve written about the National Park and the resort after a previous trip (introduction and overview , 2014)  so this post is mostly saying that it’s still there and still as good as ever.

The resort has been adequately maintained but not significantly altered in at least 25 years, so it’s still very low-key and family-centred; it is probably constrained by its position, wrapped around by National Park with no possibility of expansion, but that is fine as far as we’re concerned.

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