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Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide : Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2010
15 How to Get Here Your dream tropical island escape is closer than you think. Located a mere 8km off Townsville, getting to Magnetic Island is both effortless and convenient. Townsville is the capital of North Queensland and is situated only 349kms south of Cairns and 270kms North of the Whitsundays. Direct flights to Townsville are available from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns. Also on offer are daily low fare services ex Brisbane with connections available from Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. Additionally, smaller regional airlines provide a variety of services from many Queensland centres. Bus and rail services into Townsville are also available for those who enjoy taking the scenic route. Once you have arrived in Townsville getting to Magnetic Island is easy -- reach your destination in comfort via high-speed catamaran or car ferry. Sunferries offer a fast and convenient passenger service to the Island in air-conditioned comfort with their high-speed catamarans taking only 20 minutes across the bay. The drive on, drive off convenience of the Fantasea Cruising Magnetic Car and Passenger Ferry is also available, providing no fuss, efficient service with facilities to accommodate most vehicles including campers and trailers. Climate There are not many places in the world that can almost guarantee you sunshine for your long awaited holiday. However, with an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, Magnetic Island is as close as they come. The pleasantly warm, sunny days make it easy for holiday makers to get the most of their island escape. The weather is ideal for kicking back and enjoying ice cold refreshments under a swaying coconut palm, or lunging head on into any of the adventurous outdoor activities on offer. The Island's yearly average maximum temperature is an agreeable 29°C and the minimum, a comfortable 20°C. With only slight maximum temperature variations throughout the year, and glorious sea breezes, it really is beach weather all year round. Located just a short ferry ride off the coast of Townsville, Magnetic Island is the most accessible island holiday destination on the east coast. ARTHUR BAY WEST PoINT HorSESHo E B ay PlayGrouNd loCal WElCoMING CoMMITEE ForTS Wal K
Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2011