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2018-2020 Townsville North Queensland Holiday and Travel Guide - WEB RES

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Hughenden Great Barrier Reef Townsville Bowen Magnetic Island Palm Island Orpheus Island Pelorus Island Hinchinbrook Island Charters Towers Ingham Ayr Cairns Queensland, Australia Brisbane Townsville Region Townsville North Queensland Magnetic Island Immerse yourself in a tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite everyone. Just a short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island offers the natural beauty and serenity of an untouched paradise within a thriving community. Spot koalas, rock wallabies and birds in the wild, snorkel fringing coral reefs right off the beach and hike to stunning views amongst National Park. Burdekin The Burdekin district is nestled in the delta of the Burdekin River, with its two popular townships – Ayr and Home Hill – linked by the iconic Burdekin Bridge. Well-known as the sugar capital of Australia, the Burdekin offers fantastic fishing, magnificent wetlands, beautiful birdlife and miles of unspoilt beaches to explore. Hinchinbrook Hinchinbrook is truly a nature-lover's paradise. As the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage listed rainforests, you can chase waterfalls, experience unique fishing sites, conquer uninhabited Jurassic islands and witness the Southern Hemisphere's largest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls. The town centre of Ingham is known for its large Italian community, a testament to the unique dining, shopping and events within the town. Charters Towers Step back in time and discover the authentic charm and elegance of Charters Towers, a living montage of Australian history and heritage. When gold was first discovered here in 1871, Charters Towers became a gold rush town and quickly grew to become the second-largest town in the state. Today, Charters Towers and the heritage listed township of Ravenswood stand as living evidence of the wealth and grandeur of the historical gold rush era. Ayr: 1 hour (82km) south of Townsville Ingham: 1.5 hours (112km) north of Townsville 1.5 hours (136km) west of Townsville 20 minute ferry (8km) from Townsville The Townsville The city of Townsville combines a vibrant and bustling community, a relaxed North Queensland lifestyle, rich history and stunning natural wonders. Explore the city centre with dining, accommodation and shopping like no other city in regional Australia. Conquer Castle Hill and soak up the sun along Townsville's beachfront promenade, The Strand. Just outside Townsville, go chasing waterfalls and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Paluma Range National Park. The Region's Hub Cairns 4

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