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With 23 spectacular beaches a dramatic coastline studded with magnificent hoop pines, Magnetic Island is the "natural destination" with a wide variety of environmental experiences and attractions.Two thirds of the island is protected National Park that contains over 100 species of prolific birdlife including Bluewing Kookaburras, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and Black Cockatoos. Views from the winding roads or 25km of well designed walking tracks are among the most spectacular in the world. Koalas are often spotted, the island being the most northerly point in Australia to have large free ranging colonies and a visit to the koala sanctuary is a must. Rock wallabies are also commonly sighted.
For diving enthusiasts, superb fringing cora reefs and the wreck of the Moltke are just two of the spectacular diving sites.
How to get to Magnetic Island
Twenty minutes by high speed catamaran, Magnetic Island Ferries leave from Townsville
Telephone: (077) 72 71 22
|Sheri Ann Richerson|