It's 400km to Townsville from Mackay, which makes it almost a five hour drive, allowing for a quick stop. In the rain it's a little longer. And scarier.
|Half way to Townsville|
|The Queen at JCU, April 1970|
The dorm rooms are bedroom size, with a slide up window to a teeny Romeo and Juliet balcony. There is a king-single bed, a built in desk and bookshelf, and a built in robe with two chest of movable drawers. There's no air-conditioner, but the ceiling fan works well. Here's her room.
|Uni hall dorm room|
|Uni hall dorm room, view 2|
This is building that houses the dining room and the administration offices, just across a covered walkway - wonderful mid-century design.
|Inside the dining room|
The university is located a bit of a drive from the town centre and Townsville's highlight, the strand, and it's easy to get lost driving around Townsville. Trust me - I spent an hour and a half trying to find my way back to the uni from the strand in the rain at night (my i-phone died so I had to try and find a real map). Looks easy though....
There's lots to do and see in Townsville (museums, water falls, an aquarium, magnetic Island etc ), and now that we have an excuse to visit we may get there a bit more often.
Have you been to Townsville, or studied at JCU?