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Thursday Island

Thursday Island POPULATION: 3,500 approximately GENERAL INFORMATION: Thursday Island, now identified as one of the last great frontiers in Australia, holds some great Australian history. In 1880 Thursday Island acted as the defence centre for Australia and evidence of this still exists in that the cannons still remain in place. It is located 35 kilometres north-west on the tip of Cape York. A majority of the residents are involved in some way with the Island's new three major industries of pearling, crayfishing and trochus. Thursday Island also has facilities such as a sporting complex for basketball and volleyball, an Olympic size swimming pool, a football oval, a primary and secondary school, a general hospital (outpatient), the Torres Strait Campus (Tafe) - part of James Cook University, ambulance and police services. ISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 3 040kms

Labrador

Labrador POPULATION: 14,425 approximately GENERAL INFORMATION: Labrador is a fast growing area at the northern end of the coast and overlooks the Broadwater, a haven for sailors with its still, shallow waters. DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 73kms

Magnetic Island:description

Magnetic Island
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

Rockhampton

Rockhampton is the capital of the Capricorn region and provides a gateway to the Capricorn Coast, central highlands, gemfields and the rural hinterland. Founded in 1853, Rockhampton boasts fine examples of colonial architecture dating back to the early pioneering days. Rockhampton is home to a wide range of tourist attractions which are guaranteed to entertain all the family. DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 638kms

Lizard Island

Lizard Island
Jewel of the reef. Australia's most northern island resort, and one of the world's most exclusive, most of Lizard Island, which covers about 1012 hectares (2500 acres). is national park.

Bundaberg

Bundaberg, city (1991 pop. 38,074), Queensland, E Australia, on the Burnett River. It is a sugar-refining center and a port.

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