Queensland Road Trip, May 2022
Let’s go on a road trip! Come with us to Townsville and west on the Savannah Way to Karumba on an adventure in far north Queensland.
How often do you find the recommended time to see an attraction is simply not enough?
The Street Art Walking Trail in Townsville’s CBD, featuring 27 works of art commissioned by the City Council, winds its way around six city blocks. The brochure with descriptions of each painting and a map of the trail suggests 45 minutes is sufficient.
Perhaps they didn’t allow for us actually being able to find the paintings and then taking photographs of them. We spent more than two hours wandering through the city seeking out all the spectacular works of art.
Some were tucked away down the sides of buildings or dingy back alleys and sadly, some had rubbish bins and large skips right in front of them or graffiti sprayed across them. Some were on tricky angles, making them hard to photograph. But we did manage to take photos of several fabulous creations.
This collection of street art continues to grow as new works are added. If you’re in Townsville, pick up a map of the Street Art Walking Trail at the Tourist Information Centre and be sure to allow plenty of time to see them all.
Croc and Turtle – ROA, 2015
The Barrier – TELLAS, 2017
Sound and Movement Personified – Claire Foxton, 2018
Mother Earth – LEANS, 2017
Girroogul and the Soap Tree – Garth Jankovic and Nicky Bidju Pryor, 2016
L to R:
Concord – James Giddy, 2019
Cat and Mouse – 815K1, 2020
The Smizler – Lee Harnden, 2014
Brolga Dance and Song – Nicky Bidju Pryor, 2018
Under the Sea – HAFLEG, 2020
And this mural of tropical fauna we spotted on a large water tank up on the hill, not in the brochure but still worthy of inclusion.