For the LOVE of travel
03 February 2021
Say goodbye to plush stuffed animals, heart shaped boxes filled with mystery chocolates, piggy-bank-breaking bouquets of flowers and predictable Hallmark moments.
Whether you think it’s just a hallmark holiday or not, here are our top picks for the ultimate romantic getaway. Be inspired by our region's natural beauty and explore with your best friend by your side.
set hearts on fire with a climb atop mt fox
A relic of North Queensland's volcanic past, Mount Fox is an isolated, well-preserved, dormant volcano, protected within the 215 hectare area of Mount Fox, Girringun National Park. The rugged two-hour climb to its summit will simply take your breath away - the diversity of landscapes provide habitats for an incredible range of flora and fauna and combined with the elevation, brings cooler temperatures; Mt Fox is Hinchinbrook's hidden gem. Pack a picnic (and your hiking boots) for a romantic secluded mountain-top outing.
join the magnetic island beach club (...not to be mistaken for any other type of 'club')
If long walks on the beach is more your style, then the Beach Club Magnetic Island have got you covered. This service provides all you need for a secluded picnic experience for two. Not only will you be wined and dined, but also be treated to the stunning natural beauty of one of Maggie's 23 bays and beaches - all to yourselves.
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all you need is love and sunsets
We're blessed in Townsville North Queensland with some pretty spectacular locations to stop and take in the beauty of 'Golden Hour'. One such place is the stunning Alva Beach in the Burdekin. At low tide Alva Beach makes for excellent exploring, with lots of small crabs, shells and birdlife. Outer sand bars create inshore lagoon areas popular with kite surfers on weekends. Enjoy the watercolour hues of vast horizons with your fellow opacarophile.
Fun fact: A lover of sunsets is called an 'opacarophile'. To understand its roots, the word opacarophile can be broken down into two parts: 'opacare' which is Latin for dusk or sunset, and 'phile' which is Greek for love.
let the feeling mooooove you
For lovers of all things yester-year, a visit to the 'horniest' place in Townsville North Queensland - Charters Towers, is a must do. Home to one of Australia's largest herds of Texas Longhorns (cattle), Charters Towers is rich in more than just quintessential Outback flare. Immerse in the history of the gold rush, and take in the views of vast horizons. Tip: Get cozy by the fire in your own camp by the river for the complete Outback experience.
cheers... here's to love
It's always nice to stop and smell the roses, but nothing says 'romance' better than a cold brew and a view like this one from The Ville Resort Casino! Feel the cool sea breeze, and enjoy the company of your significant other while enjoying the latest tropical tastes...on ice! With a thriving restaurant and bar scene in Townsville North Queensland offering the best meals to be found, and service with a smile... what's not to love! Make sure you book if you want to wine and dine your Valentine>> Dining & Bars