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a VirtualTourist member asked on Feb 16, 2010


Transportation needed

My husband and I are using the cheap flight passes with Virgin Blue airlines...must make three trips. So we can get to Townsville but really want to be in hamilton Beach/ whitsunday area. does anyone know how to do that without renting a car?
Thank you

5 Answers

answered on 2/16/10 by
a VT member from Brisbane

There are a few bus services that go from Townsville to the Whitsundays.
Greyhound, at

answered on 2/16/10 by
a VT member

The Greyhound bus does run but at 5;30 am and we fly in at 8:45 am. I understand the trip i sonly 3 hours but the bus takes 6 hours. Maybe I'll try to rent a car for the day.

answered on 2/16/10 by
a VT member from Brisbane

Sorry I can't help anymore, I don't think McCafferty's buses operate anymore. You can fly direct to Whitsundays.

answered on 2/16/10 by
a VT member from Mackay

Do you have to go to Townsville? I am sure Virgin flies into Proserpine which is not far from Airlie and the Whitsundays. You can catch a taxi from the airport.

answered on 2/25/10 by
a VT member from Adelaide

yes that was my suggestion as well...if not surely its cheaper to fly from townsville to whitsundays than to hire a car/fuel and time etc..I would check that option out.

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