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What is Townsville
Townsville is a laid-back coastal city of around 160,000 people in Far North Queensland, Australia. Thuringowa is it's 'city twin' and more traveler information can be found on that page.
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About Townsville elsewhere
"Plenty of boats set off for the nearby islands where you can explore the impressive facets of the Great Barrier Reef (whether you're diving, snorkling or looking through the glass-floor of a vessel)."
"Coral Sea (QLD): In this sea east of the Great Barrier Reef off north Queensland, you'll see sharks feeding at Predator's Playground; 1,000m (3,280 ft.) drop-offs in the Abyss; reefs covering hundreds of square miles; and tropical species not found on the Great Barrier Reef."
"Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef."
"The surreal emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain ,SA, or the bustling Great Barrier Reef ,QLD."
"Visitor Information -- The Queensland Travel Centre is a great resource on traveling and touring the state, including the Great Barrier Reef."
"Rydges Tradewinds Cairns ,137 The Esplanade ph 1300 857 922 -Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea, Rydges Tradewinds is just a few minutes walk along the Esplanade Boardwalk to the Cairns lagoon precinct, City Centre, Restaurants, shopping and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef."
"Great Barrier Reef trips from Whitsunday Islands can be found here."
"The Great Barrier Reef ,a long tropical reef system off Far North Queensland, is Australia's biggest dive attraction."
"Australia's Great Barrier Reef—the largest system of its kind on Earth—is everything a reef should be: a fantasia of hard and soft coral teeming with sea turtles, giant clams, sea anemones, spiny lobsters, shrimp, squid, and fish that look as if they've rolled across a Peter Max palette."
"From Townsville, you can easily set off for the Great Barrier Reef Marinepark, that consist of hundreds of impressive uninhabited island with secluded beaches where you can stay for a few days and explore the reef area with snorkelling or diving equipment."
"Another common choice is to visit Townsville with its impressive Great Barrier Reef Marine Park."
jussi from Finland wrote about Townsville 4 years, 7 months ago
Townsville is a small city and we stopped there only because it was a good place to leave the car and take a boat to Magnetic Island nearby. However, we found out that Townsville's coast boulevard was rather nice as well as the pubs and bars area in the souther end of the boulevard.
About places near Townsville
jjlaine from Finland wrote about Castle Hill 4 years, 7 months ago
Take the goat track! The climb is quite steep but a person with regular condition will make it all the way up in an hour. Best time to climb a bit before sun sets (it's not too hot and you get nice photos when sun is going down). Then you can thumble and fall down the track in the dark and break your neck. :)
jussi from Finland wrote about Magnetic Island 4 years, 7 months ago
Maggie is a big and quite quiet island. There are the few bays that are inhabited and good roads to drive on. It was very easy to find distant beach bays with no one else around. We hiked to such a beach and at first it seemed like a paradise, sorts of. Unfortunately I got a bit bored to laying on the beach or snorkeling in the bay as there was a very little to see in the water compared to the reef areas...
The best way to get around Maggie is by your own car or by the local bus.
jjlaine replied 4 years, 7 months ago:
Wrong! :) The BEST way to get around is a scooter or a trail bike. The island is not really that big and the bus is not worth waiting for an hour or more. So far the road to West Point is not coated and only a 4wd or a dirt bike is allowed to enter. I'd highly recommend both the road and the West Point!
jjlaine from Finland wrote about The Reef HQ 4 years, 7 months ago
It's just an aquarium. Not even that big you would've expected or serving those rare animals you wouldn't find in other aquariums around the world. A bit disappointing, I must say. The shows save a little and kids seem to like it. If you have ever been in ANY aquarium, skip this one.
jussi replied 4 years, 7 months ago:
jjlaine replied 4 years, 7 months ago:
Is it a koala or a coconut...? Maggie Island is next in line. :P Gotta pass Whitsunday this time. Some hours on Whitehaven beach doesn't sound like worth extra $300 plus 10 hours in a bus.
medharuby replied 2 years, 10 months ago:
The seaplane drops you at the Island, Aaron meets you with a fresh squeezed juice and knows your name without asking. That is just the start of the most amazing and personal service you will find on the island. The island itself is pristine. Being a national park, the only persons on the island are the small number of guests of the resort and researchers monitoring the health of the reef system.
Waking to the birds, fish jumping out of the water and the smell of coffee was divine. The food was very good and plentiful. If there is something you want, just ask and they will do everything they can to provide it. Care to snorkel or dive with giant clams, just ask. The resort has a wonderful boat to take you anywhere you like to go. They also have small "tinnies" that are available to all guests to use at their leisure. They even pack the most amazing picnic lunch for you to take.
Our son celebrated his 17th birthday on Orpheus Island. For his birthday dinner they moved our table out to the dock, surrounded by torches and even made him a birthday cake.
The rooms are just as welcoming, very private and wonderful views from all. The only negative, leaving!
No questions about Townsville exists. If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask!
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