Growing up, I was lucky enough to spend my weekends at my parent's hobby farm, which bordered Little Crystal Creek and Big Crystal Creek. I always loved the wet season. It meant that I could explore the flooded creeks around Townsville, and often I would float down on rafts and tractor tubes with my older sisters. I remember finding large dead trees that would float, finding surfboard-shaped pieces of driftwood, holding onto vines, and surfing the rapids like waves. We had a pretty epic childhood.
As an adult, I still find tubing fun, and it's a great activity to bond with your mates. We went out on a mission to find the best creeks around Townsville for tubing. Here are our findings: