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Stay Right Here With an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville North Queensland is an outdoor enthusiast’s heaven, even more so for ‘the budget-conscious’ outdoor enthusiast. The region offers a feast of free activities for all. The Strand will always feature high on any list for holiday makers to visit, with the refurbished waterpark, rockpool, BBQs, volleyball facilities, stand up paddle boarding, and a stinger net, all nestled amongst a host of beach front cafes, bars, and ice-creameries. Islands And Oceans If you are heading to Magnetic Island, check-in for a couple of nights to truly feel worlds away from reality. Make your way to Bungalow Bay Koala Village (a topless car is a quirky way to get there) for a unique experience of cuddling a furry friend while enjoying a homemade breakfast of jaffles and toad-inthe-hole. Continue your holiday by taking your pick of the 23 bays littering the Island’s shores. Our pick - step off the beaten track

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to less populated Arthur Bay for utter seclusion. There is no hustle and bustle for towel space here. Instead experience the feeling of owning a private beach and walk into the water to explore the underwater world of the spectacular coral reef. From Twilight ‘Sip and Sail’ Cruises, private helicopters, and wreck diving, organised tours are in abundance across Magnetic Island. Further north of the reef, entering the Hinchinbrook Shire, you will find one of Townsville North Queensland’s best kept secrets in Pelorus Island. Located 800m north of Orpheus Island in the Palms Island Group, Pelorus encapsulates all that is Northern Queensland. Remote Area Dive operates an overnight diving, snorkelling and camping tour on the spectacular fringing reef island from Townsville – a tour which attracts visitors from all over the world. The experience is truly unique and one that local North Queenslanders are not generally aware of. The secret’s out now!

DUOMagazine November 2016  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of your community. We’ve been doing it for a decade, makin...

DUOMagazine November 2016  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of your community. We’ve been doing it for a decade, makin...