Locations, locations

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

Ross Dam and the Borrow Pits

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

Botanical Gardens: The PalmetumAnderson Park – Queens Park.

Elsewhere around town

Town Common Conservation Park including Cape Pallarenda

Mundy Creek including Belgian Gardens Cemetery – Rowes Bay

Castle Hill

Magnetic Island

Out of town – South

Alligator Creek

Cape Cleveland

Billabong Sanctuary

Out of town – North

Bushy Park, Rollingstone

Paluma – Paluma Dam – Hidden Valley

Crystal Creek including Paradise Pool

Out of town – inland

Mt Stuart

Oak Valley

The rest of Queensland

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Destinations: Cooktown – Mackay – Carnarvon – Winton

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…

Alligator Creek

Cape Cleveland

Mt Inkerman

Airlie Beach

Eungella, Mackay – includes Broken River and Finch Hatton Gorge

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay

Coastal – North


Jourama Falls

Tyto wetlands, Ingham

Girringun NP, Ingham, is a very big park (see DES site) including…

Wallaman Falls

Broadwater, Abergowrie

Dalrymple Track

Blencoe Falls, Kirrama Range

Mt Fox

Hinchinbrook Island

Atherton Tablelands

Tully Gorge

Murray Falls

Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, etc



White Mountains, Torrens Creek

Porcupine Gorge, Hughenden

Blackbraes, Greenvale

Undara, Mt Surprise

Carnarvon Gorge, Springsure

Blackdown Tableland, Emerald

Bladensburg, Winton

Cobbold Gorge, Forsayth

Interstate and overseas

Mainly Victoria (especially Gippsland) and Tasmania, which we visit regularly. Covid stalled our overseas travel.

Northern Territory

Mainly Limmen National Park.


All Victorian posts

Wilson’s Promontory and vicinity


All Tasmanian posts

Tasman Peninsula and nearby

Freycinet Peninsula and nearby

Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, etc.


All overseas posts