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Townsville is a vibrant region that encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged outback and country terrain. But the appeal of this lovely region expands further from the city of Townsville… head in any direction and you’ll be rewarded. The Great Barrier Reef sprawls to the east, the outback beckons to the west, paradises such as Magnetic Island and Mission Beach entice to the north while sugar cane and mango farming communities tempt in the south.
From the 28th November 2016, Airnorth will be commencing flights from Darwin to Townsville and continuing onto Toowoomba, three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays. The service includes return services on the same day. Airnorth is committed to being Australia's premiere regional airline allowing residents in the North Queensland and Darling Downs region efficient access to the Pilbara and Kimberly regions in Western Australia.
- Explore Castle Hill by a myriad of walking tracks overlooking the town and coastline
- Visit the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium – Reef HQ Aquarium
- Discover the natural, cultural and military heritage of North Queensland at the many historical museums around the town
- Have an authentic indigenous experience at the Townsville Cultural Centre
- Hold a koala, hug a wombat or wrap a python around your neck at the Billabong Sanctuary
- Enjoy world class dining at a range of award winning restaurants each offering its own distinct experience
- Catch a live show or exhibition at one of the city’s creative spaces and galleries
Located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park just a quick 20 minute ferry ride off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is the perfect escape. With 23 beaches and bays, the island has the natural beauty and serenity of untouched paradise and all the luxuries of today’s modern cities.
Magnetic Island highlights:
- Learn more about island life on a guided tour
- Snorkel the fringing reefs around Magnetic Island’s most popular beaches
- Explore the 25kms of walking tracks throughout the island
- Observe the allied rock wallabies at Geoffrey Bay in Arcadia
- Drop a line off the old Picnic Bay jetty
- Put on your dancing shoes for an all night party at the famous full moon parties
- See northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas in the wild on the Forts Walk
- Picnic at West Point, a secluded beach looking back to the mainland and watch the sunset
- Sail around the island to discover some secluded bays
- Watch kookaburras feed at the All Seasons or participate in lorikeet feeding at Bungalow Bay