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Magnetic Island

Listed under Islands in Townsville, Australia.

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Magnetic Island is only just off Townsville’s coast, there’s a local transport ferry between the island and the main land and it’s a commuter island, people have their homes here. The attractions are the bird sanctuary and national park which has a coastline marked with bays and criss-crossed with walking tracks.

Included in the Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has been popular with visitors since Europeans first settled this part of Australia, Picnic Bay was the main place to pull up your boat and pull out your sandwich, and the island’s first resort was opened there in 1890. The visitors found it magnetic...

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