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The ultimate Townsville and Magnetic Island accommodation guide

July 20, 2017

With accommodation options to suit every traveller and budget, book your dose of Vitamin D now.

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Take a trip down memory lane in these 7 heritage towns

July 19, 2017

Looking for a side of history and heritage with your holiday? We’ve got you covered.

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6 Ways to Cross the Great Barrier Reef off your Bucket List

July 18, 2017

It's nature’s greatest gift to the world and it’s right on Townsville’s doorstep! Here are six epic ways to tick off the Great Barrier Reef on your next visit to Townsville North Queensland.

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Grind the rail(way)s: 5 days ‘train-ing’ to dive in Queensland

July 17, 2017

Train-hopping along the Queensland coast means less driving, more diving, and one of the most scenic surface intervals in the world.

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How to travel like a ‘Green Nomad’

July 14, 2017

Travellers who prefer the wonders of this world to skyscrapers and shopping malls, this one's for you.

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20 of the best things to do with kids in Townsville and beyond

July 14, 2017

From breakfast with the koalas on Maggie Island to Texas-style wagon rides in Charters Towers, no matter your budget, there's plenty to see and do in the sunshine capital of the state!

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The Perfect Plate

July 5, 2017

From the juiciest mangos to freshly caught seafood and 5-star dining, when visiting Townsville North Queensland come prepared to eat like a king!

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Road trip planner: The Whitsundays to Cairns in 10 days

June 26, 2017

Beep beep! That's the sound of adventure calling!

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The Aussie bucket list: Reef, rainforest and outback in 10 days

June 22, 2017

The ultimate school holiday road trip to see rainforest, reef and outback. We can already hear you hitching the caravan now!

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A day in the life of the Great Barrier Reef

June 21, 2017

When a reef is 2300km long and open 24/7, you need a guide to find the go-to spots!

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The best islands for your next family holiday

June 14, 2017

From baby's first getaway to adventures for mini eco rangers, here are Queensland's best family-friendly islands.

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Slow travel: 8 days cruising the Pacific Coast Way

June 8, 2017

Wind the windows down and take your sweet time exploring along Queensland's most iconic road trip from Brisbane to Cairns.

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10 Hot Townsville North Queensland Events to Warm Up Your Winter

June 6, 2017

You may think winter’s the time for hot chocolates, warm blankets and layers of jumpers - not in Townsville North Queensland! Check out our top 10 must-do events to make the most of your 2017 winter!

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5 of the best active family holidays in Queensland

May 22, 2017

Swap the screens for outdoor adventures on your next family holiday.

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The ultimate top 14 Queensland experiences

May 12, 2017

Are these Queensland experiences on your bucket list?

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48 hours on Magnetic Island

May 11, 2017

When the scientific laws of magnets are applied between holiday goers and Magnetic Island the results speak for themselves. It's love at first sight.

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Going country: A Nashville-lover’s guide to Queensland

May 10, 2017

From Australia's biggest country music festivals to outback races and rodeos, this is your year-round guide to going country in Queensland.

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18 hot Queensland events to get you through winter

May 1, 2017

Warm up your weekends with a swag of fun events that'll get the heart pumping.

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Travel tips and advice from WNBL superstar Suzy Batkovic

April 28, 2017

We caught up with JCU Townsville Fire superstar Suzy Batkovic for her advice on travelling in Townsville North Queensland.

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Must Do Events to Embrace the North Queensland Lifestyle

April 28, 2017

If you’re all about food, fashion and festivals, then be sure to add these events to your 2017 diary!

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GTM: Top 5 Most Anticipated Artists You May Not Know

April 27, 2017

Townsville’s Groovin the Moo is just around the corner! Here’s the inside scoop on the artists flying under the radar at GTM Townsville 2017.

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16 of the best luxury hotels and resorts in Queensland

April 25, 2017

Make it rain secluded islands and private infinity pools.

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What to do after Groovin’ the Moo

April 24, 2017

Here's how you can spend your post-Groovin’ time dulling the sunburn ache and ringing ears.

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One year out from GC2018, this is the only decathlon you need

April 24, 2017

Avoid turning into a couch-bound patriot during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 with this decathlon of outdoor experiences and events.

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Top 10 Things to Do This Easter in Townsville North Queensland

April 12, 2017

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S’mores at the ready: The best campfire spots in Queensland

April 11, 2017

Don't forget the guitar and marshmallows.

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Road trip #hack: How to camp from Brisbane to Cairns on the cheap

April 4, 2017

Start your engines! We’re about to road trip #hack our way from Brisbane to Cairns with this cheap camping guide.

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Groovin the Moo Townsville 2017: Ultimate Guide to the Long Weekend

March 24, 2017

This comprehensive Groovin guide will hit all the sweet spots from how to get there, recently added artists to keep your eyes (and ears) on, and what to do while you’re here to make Townsville’s 2017 Groovin the Moo the best one yet!

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Where to get your PADI diving certification on the Great Barrier Reef

March 22, 2017

And earn bragging rights when asked "Where did you learn to dive?".

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Riding off Road

March 21, 2017

Whether you’re a downhill demon or a marathon mountain biker, the off road trails in Townsville North Queensland are bound to impress! Here are a few favourites you might want to add to your travel itinerary...

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7 reasons why you need to holiday on Orpheus Island

March 20, 2017

This Great Barrier Reef island dishes up a tropical escape worthy of any rock star.

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Top Queensland cruise holidays to add to your bucket list

March 17, 2017

Tick off Queensland's bucket list destinations - and finally get the "I'm on a boat" shot - with these cruise holidays.

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18 must-do autumn events in Queensland

February 23, 2017

You'll be fallin' hard for these must-do autumn events (get it?).

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2017 Events and Insider's Guide

February 21, 2017

2017 Townsville North Queensland Events Guide

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The Ultimate Drive Holiday

February 16, 2017

Your friends will be green with envy as you make your way north from Townsville to Cairns along Queensland’s Great Tropical Drive.

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How to Conquer Magnetic Island in 48 Hours

February 16, 2017

Your how-to guide on conquering Magnetic Island in just 48 action-packed hours.

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Reel ‘em in: The best places to catch a marlin in Queensland

February 7, 2017

Get your reeling arms ready to catch your lifelong dreams.

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Townsville’s Top Entertainment Events

February 6, 2017

We all love those events that keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you amazed. These top entertainment events are guaranteed to do just that and create memories to last a lifetime!

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14 of the best beach camping spots in Queensland

February 2, 2017

Beachfront views for as little as $6 a night? Where do we sign up?

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Learn the lingo: Scuba slang and underwater terminology

January 31, 2017

Study up and you’ll be a bona fide dive guru in no time.

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Mountain bike trails and MTB events you don’t want to miss in 2017

January 27, 2017

Check out these options and see how you can best turn mountains into giant playgrounds.

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9 resort and hotel pools worthy of your inflatable swan

December 14, 2016

Climate-controlled? Check. Tropical fishies? Check. Private plunge pools? You betcha. Dive in, yo.

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14 must-do summer events in Queensland

November 29, 2016

Pencil in these must-do events and party through summer like you mean it.

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How to explore Magnetic Island by land, sea and sky

November 25, 2016

To truly appreciate Magnetic Island in all her glorious forms, you’ve got to go beyond the bitumen.

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Which Queensland island is for you?

November 22, 2016

With 6973 kilometres of coastline, there’s a good chance you can find an island that whispers sweet holiday-nothings specifically to you.

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Off the grid: Epic island camping sites for the win

November 11, 2016

There's camping, and then there's island camping.

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Pitch Perfect: A camping hater’s guide to national parks

November 9, 2016

Forget roughing it. Here’s your dose of camping and comfort!

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14-day road trip: Use what yo’ mama (nature) gave you

November 3, 2016

Golden beaches, palm trees and pineapples... that’s only scratching the surface! Get set for adventure in Mother Nature with this ultimate road trip.

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Top scuba diving courses and tours from Townsville

November 2, 2016

Popped your scuba diving cherry with a Discover Scuba Dive and now want to tick off the ol' scuba certification? Get it done (or should we say down) in Townsville.

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7 islands you can rent like a rock star

October 31, 2016

Seven freakishly beautiful island resorts you can rent like a rock star (for paparazzi-free holidays with absolute privacy).

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Queensland’s must-do road trip: The Pacific Coast Way

October 25, 2016

Put the keys in the ignition and cruise your way from Cairns to Brisbane with this epic 8-day itinerary.

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13 islands you can easily get to for a weekend escape

October 13, 2016

Next time you're craving some Robinson Crusoe vibes and mainland disconnection, hop on over to one of these islands.

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Borobi’s top 5 things to do in Queensland

October 12, 2016

It’s not only athletes who should be prepping for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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What to expect: Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef for the first time

October 11, 2016

If you’re happy staying on the surface, then snorkelling is king. But if you're frustrated you can’t hold your breath long enough, then read on, dear diver.

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The quirkiest accommodation in Queensland

September 26, 2016

Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef, cosy up in an igloo bunker or doze above ancient volcanic lava holes.

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Borobi’s top 7 things to do in Townsville

September 21, 2016

The cutest mascot ever gives us the low-down on the top 7 things to do in Townsville if you're short on time.

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10 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville

September 13, 2016

Think Attenborough saw it all when he filmed his latest doco, Great Barrier Reef? Maybe not.

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The most beautiful beaches in Queensland

August 19, 2016

Are you ready for this Queensland jelly?

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12 more Queensland islands you’ve never heard of

August 15, 2016

If you're in search of under-the-radar #islandlife, then here are 12 more Queensland islands you’ve never heard of.

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Brew-tastic: Queensland’s best craft beers revealed

August 4, 2016

Mark my words, the beer era is upon us! Hop to it, with this wrap up of Queensland's favourite 7 craft breweries.

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The Great Barrier Reef safari you never knew existed

July 21, 2016

Imagine a deserted island where the beach is made up of eons of coral skeletons and fringing reef spreads out from the shore. Sound like heaven?

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100 things to do in Townsville

June 8, 2016

It ain't hard to find some fun when you're sitting pretty between the reef, rainforest and outback!

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48 hours in Townsville

May 18, 2016

There's more to Townsville than reef and rainforest. Here's how to spend a weekend in the city's heart.

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20 (almost) free things to do in Townsville

May 3, 2016

Whether you're after an adventure or something tasty, there are plenty of cheap and free things to do in Townsville that won't break the bank.

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Living for the Long Weekend in Townsville North Queensland

April 21, 2016

How are you spending your long weekend? Why not explore all that Townsville North Queensland has to offer.

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Delve into Townsville North Queensland’s military past

April 21, 2016

Head to Townsville North Queensland for a truly emotive and inspiring journey through the region’s military past.

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The Great Barrier Reef precincts you never knew about

April 15, 2016

The Great Barrier Reef was never going to be conquered in a day – figure out where to head first with this bucket list.

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Do it like a Digger: 5 historic things to do in Townsville

April 11, 2016

This ANZAC Day, do it like a digger in Townsville by delving into the past.

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Ghosts, gold and grandeur: 10 things to do in Charters Towers

March 23, 2016

Get to know this golddigger with a minefield of holiday ideas in one of Queensland's most historical towns.

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Free ebook: Townsville’s secret side of the Great Barrier Reef

March 11, 2016

Uncover reef experiences from Townsville you never knew existed in our FREE mini-ebook, The Secret Side of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Top 10 things to do in Townsville

December 8, 2015

From lazing on the beach to biking along historic sites, Townsville has something to entertain the whole family.

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Diving the SS Yongala wreck on the Great Barrier Reef

November 3, 2015

Hailed as one of the best dive sites in the world, diving the SS Yongala near Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef is one experience you don't want to miss!

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Forget New York; Townsville’s boutique shopping is better than you think

November 3, 2015

From antiques to fashion, homewares and furniture, Townsville's shopping scene will get your retail heart racing faster.

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7 natural wonders to visit in Townsville

October 13, 2015

More than just a city with a great football team, Townsville has its own 7 natural wonders to tick off during your next visit.

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Dine in City Lane Style

August 31, 2015

The dining scene in Townsville North Queensland has come alive with Townsville’s first creative laneway precinct, City Lane, offering a bevy of dining options to tempt everyone’s taste buds.

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6 things to do on Magnetic Island

August 27, 2015

If you find yourself marooned on Magnetic Island, here's 6 things to do.

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6 things to do in Townsville these school holidays

August 26, 2015

Koalas and picnics and snorkelling, oh my! There are plenty of things to do in Townsville these school hols.

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What to pack for a Hinchinbrook Island hiking adventure

June 23, 2015

Figuring out what to pack for a hiking adventure on Hinchinbrook Island's Thorsborne Trail is a real head-scratcher. We asked an expert to help us out!

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Rambutan in Townsville is not your average backpacker hostel

April 16, 2015

The Rambutan Resort in Townsville is setting a new benchmark as Australia’s first glam-packers resort, with high-quality accommodation and rooftop pool bar!

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Where to get the best breakfast in Townsville

April 8, 2015

Fuel up for the day with breakfast at one of these top Townsville cafes, with plenty of kid-friendly, gluten-free, organic and hipster milk options on tap.

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Townsville street art photography trail

January 29, 2015

15 pieces of street art to snap around the laneways and alleys of Townsville.

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A turtle’s tale: Izzy the green sea turtle goes home

January 2, 2015

Grab the tissues for this video of a turtle being released to the Great Barrier Reef.

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The adventures of Monty and Mooshi in Townsville

October 10, 2014

Life is short, so run fast.

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11 places to see in Townsville

June 12, 2014

Are you tempted to take a trip north?

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A local’s guide to Townsville

July 19, 2012

Eat, drink and play like a local with this week's insider's guide to Townsville.

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Adventurethon Magnetic Island – a combination of pain and jubilation

April 11, 2012

When I go for a run at sparrows-fart-early there's already loads of people hitting the tarmac along the river. As I ride to work I'm overtaken by lycra-clad cyclists on their way to the local coffee-shop. When I jump in the pool at 6am there's already swimmers churning up the surface of the water.

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