Towns View in Townsville

To the kids' delight, the swimming pool in Townsville is even better than the one ruefully left behind in Mission Beach. But our research indicates that there are more ahead that will up the ante even further. So - after an overnight stay in which we manage to cram a visit to the Esplanade water playground, trips to the health food superstore and the weekend markets, and a twilight drive to the city lookout (that is atop a hill just 8 metres shy of the 300 metres needed to qualify as a mountain - and so puts on a pretty convincing impersonation of the view from an aircraft coming in to land) - we hit the road again, eyes peeled for more pool slides, cheap fruits and sandy shores.

At the water playground on the Townsville Esplanade.
Hands up who loves this pool. Thanks J-Man!