Then take a walk of about 500m to one of the many FREE electric BBQ,s along one of the nicest water fronts places in Australia pull up to one of the tables with a view you like. One of Australia's greatest tradition is to kick back in the great out doors and have a good cook-up. This is one tradition every budding backpacker should try while in Townsville.
After you finish your great Australian tradition of a good old fashion barbie take a walk to the "Rock Pool" and take a dip. Or, take in the view of our beautiful waterfront.
Take a few drinks and kick back for a nap, but remember to "Slip Slop Slap and Slide." If you don't know what that means copy paste and Google it! Click on the crazy Seagull and listen to what he has to tell you!
There are more free or cheap ideas of what to do in Townsville on the Reef Lodge Backpackers other blogs as well as our face book.