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1360km from Brisbane and 4 hours south of Cairns, Townsville is a relaxed coastal city renowned for its magnificent tropical climate. At the base of Castle Hill, a 300 metre red granite outcrop, Townsville is a charming blend of old and new.
Along Cleveland bay is the treelined Strand with a memorial to those who fought in the Battle of the Coral Sea. From here departs the ferry to Magnetic Island, only 30 minutes away, across Cleveland Bay. This tropical island is a national park and is a very popular location for watersports and bushwalking.