MAGNETIC ISLAND & TOWNSVILLE
Warm sunny days, relaxed vibes and friendly locals make Townsville North Queensland a great place to chill out during your east coast adventure. The perfect stop between Airlie Beach and Cairns, Townsville is a busy metropolitan centre and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, the Australian Outback, wetlands and heritage listed rainforest.
Soak in the sun on the Strand, just minutes from the city, dive into crystal clear creeks in the Paluma rainforest, live the history in the Queensland outback or be amazed at the marine life when you visit the Great Barrier Reef.
Rather slow it down? Just 8 km from Townsville, Magnetic Island offers 23 beaches and bays, water sports, walking trails, sunshine and an abundance of wildlife for you to meet. Think koalas, possums and wallabies! But don’t worry, if you’re keen to party, Maggie has you covered – somebody say Full Moon Down Under?!
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, world class tours and attractions and a huge calendar of events and entertainment, Townsville North Queensland is a must stop city on your east coast tour of Oz.
THINGS TO DO IN MAGNETIC ISLAND & TOWNSVILLE
Reef HQ and the Turtle Hospital is Queensland most famous education centre for international and Australians visitors to learn about our precious marine life. It will either teach you so much about what you have seen on the Great Barrier Reef or inspire you to do a tour. Either way is a great day out and each ticket sale helps to save the turtles!
Just 25 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a small slice of paradis. With its many pockets of tropical beaches and huge range of organised tour or self guided hire options you really cant go wrong with a few nights stay on this amazing island. Easily accessible by foot or by car you’ll soon see why Magnetic Island is top holiday destination.
Magnetic Island is home to over 300 wild Koala’s and offers the best chance of seeing these amazing creatures in the wild. The Forts Walk offers many sightings so be sure to take you camera and for a chance to hold a Koala with a really reputable sanctuary you have to visit Bungalow Bay for your new facebook profile picture!
NATIONAL PARK WALKS
This region is home to so many National Park walks there are simply too many to mention. Whether your staying in Townsville or on Magnetic Island there are heaps of amazing lookouts for you to drink in the view. Remember to take heaps of water and a fully charged camera.