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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island was named by Captain James Cook in 1770 when he believed that the landmass of the island affected the magnetic compass on his ship, 'Endeavour'. More than half of the island, which...

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland

This fun museum is interactive and state-of-the-art, designed to tell stories of the high seas like that of HMS Pandora, the ship that captured the Bounty mutineers before coming to grief on...

The Strand

The Strand

This 1.3-mile (2.2km) long tropical beach and palm tree-dotted promenade is one of Townsville's most popular attractions. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll, enjoy the scenery from their...

Riverway

Riverway

This riverfront parkland that stretches along 6.8 miles (11km) of the Ross River with nodes at Pioneer Park, Loam Island, Apex Park and the Ross River Dam. It has fast become one of...

Reef HQ Aquarium

Reef HQ Aquarium

The largest living coral reef aquarium, the Reef HQ Aquarium was built as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Featuring 130 species of coral, 120 species of fish and plenty...

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