This page indexes the locations visited and described on Green Path, primarily for the benefit of readers wanting somewhere to explore outdoors, whether around Townsville or further afield.
It’s a bit rough (sorry). Links are simply tag search results, if the location has its own tag, or site-searches on the place name. The first few results will generally be the most useful and the last few may be completely irrelevant. Top spots, places we visit repeatedly, are shown in bold.
Green Path is ten years and a thousand posts long, more than big enough to need navigation guides. The partners to this page are guides to its bird pages, Birds in Townsville suburbs (and an older list linked from it) and a Book review index which is shared with Words & Images, my parallel general-interest blog.
Townsville and nearby
These are all easily reachable from Townsville for day trips or less. Their outer limits are (roughly) Paluma to the North, Hervey’s Range to the West and Alligator Creek to the South.
Ross River, from the dam to the sea
Booroona Trail – Loam Island to Apex Park
Posts about the following areas are mostly tagged Ross River: Riverway – Black Weir – Gleesons Weir – Nathan St bridge – Aplins Weir – Bowen Rd bridge – Rooneys bridge – Railway Estate wetlands – Idalia wetlands.
Ross Creek aka Sandy Crossing aka Lou Litster Park
Ross River Mouth aka Secret Beach
Elsewhere around town
Town Common Conservation Park including Cape Pallarenda
Out of town – South
Out of town – North
Bushy Park, Rollingstone
Crystal Creek including Paradise Pool
Out of town – inland
The rest of Queensland
Most of these locations are national parks, some of which include several destinations. Within each section they are listed by distance from Townsville. The national parks closest to Townsville are included here, so there is some overlap.
Coastal – South
Bowling Green Bay NP – includes…
Eungella, Mackay – includes Broken River and Finch Hatton Gorge
Cape Hillsborough, Mackay
Coastal – North
Tyto wetlands, Ingham
Girringun NP, Ingham, is a very big park (see DES site) including…
Blencoe Falls, Kirrama Range
Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, etc
White Mountains, Torrens Creek
Porcupine Gorge, Hughenden
Undara, Mt Surprise
Carnarvon Gorge, Springsure
Blackdown Tableland, Emerald
Cobbold Gorge, Forsayth
Interstate and overseas
Mainly Victoria (especially Gippsland) and Tasmania, which we visit regularly. Covid stalled our overseas travel.
Mainly Limmen National Park.
Wilson’s Promontory and vicinity
Tasman Peninsula and nearby
Freycinet Peninsula and nearby
Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, etc.