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Magnetic Island


Discovered in 1859, the city of Townsville is a city in the state of Queensland and one of the most traversed Cities in Australia. Visit to the Magnetic Island, Townsville, one of the chief tourist interests on any of the Townsville tours proves exceedingly fulfilling for any tourist. Sitting pretty in the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, in the north-eastern coast of Australian continent, Townsville is situated along the Cleveland Bay, lying about 350 km south of Cairns and 1,300 km north of Brisbane. These lovely natural conditions and the culturally inclined people of the city are the main attractions among large numbers of tourists traveling the city throughout the year. Apart from the beauty of the place itself, the surroundings too deserve notice for their excellent landscapes.

Any of your Townsville Tours should entail the exciting trips to the sites in and around the city. One of the biggest points of interest here is the Magnetic Island, Townsville one of the much undertaken Excursions from Townsville. A 52 sq. km mountainous island, the Magnetic Island is a hilly area, easily reachable from Townsville to Nelly Bay by ferry operated by Sunferries. The chief tourist attractions here are the 27 sq km national park and bird sanctuary and the walking tracks winding through. Encounter the native bird Bush Stone-curlews or the lovely koalas to make your trip special.

The villages found in this area are as follows:

  • Picnic Bay, Queensland
  • Nelly Bay, Queensland
  • Arcadia, Queensland
  • Horseshoe Bay, Queensland
The bays and sea beaches you can hit in this area are as follows:
  • Picnic Bay
  • Radical Bay
  • Florence Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Geoffrey Bay
  • Alma Bay
Just a short trip across the waters of Cleveland Bay will take you to this wonderful place of Magnetic Island. Here you can avail of any of the several accommodation options to see through your holiday.

The above information regarding the Magnetic Island, Townsville will definitely prove extremely fulfilling for an inquisitive tourist.

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