North QLD

North QLD

North QLD - Queensland

If you have never visited North Queensland then you are in for a treat of epic proportions and rumour has it that you will return. North Queensland is a multifaceted region where the outstanding natural attractions expand from Aussie outback in the west to the sparkling Great Barrier Reef in the east, mouth watering mango and sugar cane farming to the south and the paradise of islands in the north. The laid back lifestyle of this region is reflected as the very heart of life in the tropics with entertainment and events in full swing from April to September, North Queensland becomes the place to be.

The city of Townsville plays host to idyllic surroundings with sandy beaches, rainforest, reef with the bonus of big city convenience. A major drawcard for this tropical city is the picturesque Magnetic Island just 8 kilometres off the coast of Townsville. The Island is affectionately referred to as 'Maggie' by locals and boasts 23 pristine beaches and bays lovingly maintained in this spectacular environment by the flourishing community that reside on the island itself. The Strand is a very popular playground for residents and holiday makers, back on the mainland, where on any given day at any given time you will encounter sun lovers basking in the glorious sunshine along the sandy stretch or at the famous Rock pool enclosure. Visitors will be satisfied with the abundance of attractions, shopping, dining, museums and markets galore.

Discover North Queensland's unique heritage, culture and lifestyle as you mix it up with the locals and grab hold of the experience of a lifetime. Pack your adventurous spirit and stay the night in a haunted hotel room in Ravenswood or nature lovers will thrive, exploring the Tyto wetlands in Hinchinbrook or simply visit the closest mainland point to the Great Barrier Reef at Mission Beach. If fishing is your preferred leisure activity then you are in luck, with eager anglers converging on the abundant waters surrounding the city to participate in the bounty.

Whether you decide to try your luck at panning for gold at Charters Towers or take a ride on the wild side with a scenic flight or skydive over tropical islands and the breathtaking waters, maybe even strap on your walking shoes and tackle the trek up Castle Hill where you will be rewarded with impressive 360 degree views. The options are endless in North Queensland where your tropical discovery will have you coming back for more.