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Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide : Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2010
11 an easy escape with so much to entice Whale Watching -- Aug to Oct The quality of whale watching in Australia is recognised as being amongst the best in the world due to the large numbers of humpback whales visiting the east coast, and Magnetic Island is blessed with front row seats to this inspiring phenomenon. Imagine watching the fifth largest family of whales in the world playing in the warm, calm waters surrounding Magnetic Island. Humpback whales migrate between their Antarctic feeding grounds and the Great Barrier Reef, where they mate and breed in the warm waters. Humpback whales are playful, very powerful, yet often the most gentle creatures of the ocean. Full Moon Party Visitors and locals alike get the chance to really let their hair down at the monthly full moon party held on the Island Bar deck at Base in Nelly Bay. Dance the night away under the twinkling stars with the beachfront as your dance floor. Enjoy an ice-cold beverage and feel the sand between your toes. Featuring the talents of local and international DJ's this is an island experience not to be missed. www.stayatbase.com Great Tropical Jazz Party -- Oct This exciting event takes place over three action packed days and nights in October, and features an impressive assortment of leading international, national and local jazz musicians. Sit back and enjoy the eclectic mix of mainstream and contemporary jazz in an intimate resort setting. www.magneticislandjazz.org Comedy Caberet Show -- Weekly "Stage Door Theatre Restaurant" is the most unique entertainment venue in Nth Qld. Every Friday and Saturday night professional entertainers Bernadette Smith and the fabulous Phill Stephens play to packed houses in their hilarious comedy cabaret dinner shows. Great food, fabulous entertainment, the complete night out! www.stagedoortheatre.com.au Townsville 400 V8 Supercars -- July The V8 Supercar Championship Series' latest success story has Fords and Holdens racing on a purpose-built street circuit at Reid Park close to the city centre. Spectators at the Townsville 400 track can expect 3 action packed days of sensational motor racing and entertainment for all ages. The Townsville 400 promises to be "the" sporting event of Queensland as it showcases itself throughout the world. A short ferry trip away from the action-packed, fast- paced thrills of the event, Magnetic Island is the ideal base to relax, regroup, and relive the highlights. www.v8supercarevents.com.au Magnetic Island to Townsville 8km Open Water Swim -- Sunday 18th July 2010 The Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim is a premier long distance open water winter swim, and fast becoming a major event on the Australian Open Water Swimming calendar. The swim is from beautiful Picnic Bay to the beachfront on The Strand, Townsville, a distance of 8km. 2009 saw 69 swimmers accompanied by escort kayakers, outriggers, surf ski paddlers, and support boats, take to the water. Supporters and onlookers can enjoy perfect vantage points perched on the historic jetty and granite rocky headlands surrounding Picnic Bay's reef fringed shallows. 2010 will be this iconic events 56th year, continuing it's long history of attracting elite swimmers, with an expected field of 100 solo and team participants. www.magneticislandswim.com.au Our annual calendar of events adds to the diverse range of attractions and activities already on offer on Magnetic Island and in Townsville. It's always a great time to come and visit.
Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2011