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2 Magnetic Island National Park

Just a 20 minute ferry ride off the coast from Townsville lies Magnetic Island. With its relaxed tropical lifestyle, quiet secluded beaches, unspoilt nature, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, it makes a perfect escape.

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2 Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

Recreational trails spanning mountain tops, sandy beaches and coastal wetlands. Ride, run or walk the Cape Pallarenda Trails to absorb some amazing views and enjoy nature-based recreation close to Townsville city centre.

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2 Thorsborne Trail Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Over four days traverse cloud-cloaked mountains, jungle-like rainforest, melaleuca swamps and pristine white beaches along the 32km Thorsborne Trail. This is a true wilderness walk for the experienced walker.

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2 Orpheus Island National Park

Part of the Palm group of islands and within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Orpheus Island offers secluded, sheltered bays, spectacular fringing reefs and interesting geology.

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2 Mount Spec Paluma Range National Par

Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park is an accessible, scenic section of Paluma Range National Park. Straddling the Paluma Range, the upland rainforests are crossed by a maze of streams and cascades. Escape the summer heat by picnicking near the creek....

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2 Mount Fox Girringun National Park

Rising above surrounding eucalypt woodlands, the conical Mount Fox is an ancient volcano with a large crater. Interesting geological features include large volcanic boulders known as fusiform bombs.

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1 Jourama Falls Paluma Range National Park

Fringed by rainforest, Waterview Creek tumbles down many picturesque cascades and rapids, offering beautiful spots to relax, camp, walk and enjoy watching birds, butterflies and other native wildlife.

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1 Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Hinchinbrook is one of Australia's most impressive and rugged continental islands. The famous 32km Thorsborne Trail explores the eastern side of the island. Trek for 4 to 7 days, explore the coastline and bush camp along the way.

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2 Goold Island National Park

Goold Island National Park is about 17 kilometres offshore from the township of Cardwell. This rugged, forested island features granite outcrops and sandy beaches.The island has designated camping areas at the Spit (Western Beach) with facilities.

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1 Edmund Kennedy Girramay National Park

Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA) and boasts a diverse range of landscapes including lowland rainforest, open eucalypt forest, paperbark woodland, sedge swamps and extensive mangrove forests.

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1 The Strand

Stroll down The Strand and you will find a 2.2km world-class beachfront promenade containing a range of recreational facilities for people of all ages. Take the kids to explore an impressive water-park, grab an icecream, explore the parklands and various...

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1 Dalrymple Gap walking track Girringun National Park

The Dalrymple Gap walking track follows the route of a road built in the 1860s, that roughly followed the route taken by Aboriginal people across the Cardwell Range. It meanders through open eucalypt forest and rainforest, and has numerous creek crossings...

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1 Broadwater Abergowrie State Forest

Broadwater is a great place for a day visit. It has covered picnic areas with gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and cold showers. Choose from short walks, swimming, birdwatching, or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility.

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1 Bowling Green Bay National Park

Bowling Green Bay National Park covers 57,900 ha of coastal and mountainous country. The habitats range from mangroves at sea level to rainforests on the mountain tops.

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