This scene was hardly the Townsville of my childhood and I am embarrassed to admit that it surprised me that the atmosphere was so cosmopolitan , contemporary and "with-it".
Of course, both my sister and I made purchases. Neither of us has ever needed an excuse to "buy" something we don't really need, and who can resist the temptation here to buy and support local "handmade" and know that whatever you buy is unique! We were both so impressed with the packaging, too!
I really recommend a visit the Renegade Handmade Gift Shop if you visit or reside in Townsville or check out their Facebook page. Make sure you have a few hours to spare because you will also want to look around The Katz Alley ( vintage and rockabilly) and Otto's Food Market( fresh produce, handmade bread and pies and brewed coffee) all in the same shopping arcade - Warrina Shopping Centre, Illuka Street, Currajong . If you are feeling even more energetic, try ice skating in the tropics, in the same complex or if you just want to chill out, take in a movie in the nearby cinema.
The last words about Renegade Handmade belong to the creative founder in this short video following.