Such a drive only for ice cream, hormones? Not really, we just needed to get out of the house a bit. My hormones are pretty levelled with all the tomatoes and bananas I eat (rich in potassium/kalium).
Townsville is a nice city with the famous "The Strand". This boulevard has lots of fantastic restaurants, public pools, a water park, play grounds and fancy hotels with sea views. We enjoyed all of the above.