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Townsville & Magnetic Island Suggested Self Drive

7 day car hire from $79 per day
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19


7 day car hire from
per day
Flights are additional

Townsville & Magnetic Island Suggested Self Drive-
7 days/6 nights

Townsville is a vibrant region with beautiful coastal towns, rainforest and country terrain. The outback beckons to the west and the Great Barrier Reef sprawls to the east. Take time to see this relatively undiscovered region and the unique World Heritage-listed Magnetic Island. With an average of 330 annual sunny days, it’s a perfect region to explore at your leisure.


Deal Includes
Rental car: Hertz (Group C) from $79 per day
Travel: 15 May 18-31 Mar 19 
Flights are additional

Day 1: Cairns – Townsville (347km)
Drive the Great Green Way Tropical from Cairns to Townsville. Along your journey, see the high country, amazing waterfalls, spectacular rainforests and quaint towns. Stop at Mission Beach, just over 1.5 hours’ drive south of Cairns. Mission Beach is an unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage rainforest fronting 14 kilometres of golden, sandy beach. Reef HQ Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, this is a must-see on your visit to Townsville. Be amazed by the coral reef exhibit featuring over 120 fish species and 130 coral species! Visit the predator tank and join a daily tour to learn about the reef and endangered marine animals who call this aquarium home.
Day 2: Townsville
Begin your exploration in the thriving city of Townsville, the biggest tropical city in Australia. Visit exhibits in the Military and Maritime Museums and Forts of international importance. Head to Bushland Beach, located 25 minutes’ drive from Townsville. This is a stunning stretch of beach to explore, because at low tide an old wooden shipwreck is uncovered.
Day 3-6: Magnetic Island
Today head to Magnetic Island (Maggie to the locals) just a 20 minute ferry ride away. Hike the Fort Walks and discover the history of Magnetic Island during WWII. Then onto Bungalow Koala Village, where a guided tour is a must. You can wrap yourself in a python, hold a lizard, small saltwater crocodile and get to know the icon of Magnetic Island – the koala. End the day with packing a little cheese and wine picnic and head to West Point to watch the sunset over Townsville.
Day 7: Magnetic Island – Townsville
In the morning before you depart, board a tour departing from Nelly Bay. Your local guide will take you on an unforgettable island nature experience and show you sights that are only accessible by boat. Enjoy the tropical waters of North Queensland on a snorkel and fishing trip of Magnetic Island.

Our favourite places to stay
• Oaks Gateway on Palmer, Townsville
• Peppers Blue on Blue, Magnetic Island

Photo credit: Arthur Bay, Magnetic Island © Tourism & Events Queensland

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only until 31 Mar 19 or until sold out. Full payment is required within 7 days of reservation being made and no later than 5 pm 31 Mar 19 All travel must be commenced and completed between 15 May 18 and 31 Mar 19  Some surcharges, closeouts, and one way fees apply. Price may vary depending on availability. • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Rental Cars are subject to availability • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

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